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DEMINT: Rebuilding a land of opportunity
Before winning America, conservatives must win the GOP
Liberal policies destroy lives and bankrupt cities, states and nations. Conservative policies work for everyone.
Just ask Joe Kelley, a single father in Washington, about school choice. He calls the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program a “blessing” for his children. Trapped in the public school system, his son Rashawn was three years behind where he should have been by fifth grade. Worse, the school was so bad, he recalls, that “eight police officers patrolled it every day, yet kids were still scared of getting jumped.”
But an Opportunity Scholarship allowed Rashawn to switch to a private school. Within two years, he had caught up to grade level. Today, he is pursuing a college degree.
There are so many more Rashawns out there who need our help. Conservative policies can benefit all Americans. That’s why conservatives cannot rest until every American can reach the ladder of opportunity and climb as high as they can dream.
We must take our message of freedom and opportunity for all and connect with every neighborhood in America. We can and must make our ideas so winsome to the American people that they become irresistible to politicians, no matter what their party.
Jim DeMint, a former senator from South Carolina, is president-elect of the Heritage Foundation. This column is drawn from his remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week.
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