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2024 GOP primary an opportunity for Republicans to talk principles

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Star Parker

Founder & President, Center for Urban Renewal and Education

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With the 2024 GOP presidential primaries still many months away, there’s plenty of time for more candidates to join the race. Former President Donald Trump was the first to announce his candidacy, of course, and so far he’s way ahead in the polls. But Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is expected to throw his hat in the ring any day now and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) recently announced the launch of a presidential exploratory committee.

Straight Arrow News contributor Star Parker is ready for the race to officially begin so the Republicans can zero in on the principles and policies many Democrats don’t seem to care much about.

The stage continues to be set for the 2024 GOP presidential primary, as more of the cast is confirmed. The Republican National Committee has scheduled the first debate, the first dress rehearsal for the primary, for August of this year in Milwaukee. While many are yearning for the four years of Donald Trump’s leadership that really maximized every opportunity for Americans to grow, this primary also presents new opportunities to talk about our future in America in a positive way. It’s a new day for Republicans to talk principles, to talk about policy.

Along with former President Trump, other candidates have already announced, including Nikki Haley, Asa Hutchinson, and Vivek Ramaswamy. One of the most popular speculations for candidates remains Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Well, what we also know now, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina has announced he is launching a presidential exploratory committee. The Senator stated, “I’ve been thinking about my faith. I’ve been thinking about the future of our country. And I’ve been thinking about the Left’s plan to ruin America. I believe we give the voters a choice so they can decide how we move forward.”

Well, in a nutshell, that’s where the focus lies. So while Biden runs off to Ireland, American families are struggling to make ends meet in a spiraling economy. The current state of American thought and culture is almost unrecognizable to what it was just five years ago.

The stage continues to be set for the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary, as more of the cast is confirmed. The Republican National Convention has scheduled the first debate, the first dress rehearsal for the primary, for August of this year in Milwaukee. 

While many are yearning for the four years of Donald Trump’s leadership that really maximized every opportunity for Americans to grow, this primary also presents new opportunities to talk about our future in a positive way. 

It’s a new day for Republicans to talk principles and policy. Along with former President Trump, other candidates have already announced, including Nikki Haley, Asa Hutchinson, and Vivek Ramaswamy. 

One of the most popular speculations for candidates remains Florida Governor Ron Desantis. And now, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina has announced he is launching a presidential exploratory committee. 

The Senator stated ““I’ve been thinking about my faith. I’ve been thinking about the future of our country. And I’ve been thinking about the Left’s plan to ruin America. I believe we give the voters a choice…so they can decide how we move forward.”

And, in a nutshell, that’s where the focus lies. While Biden runs off to Ireland, American families struggle to make ends meet in a spiraling economy. The current state of American thought and culture is almost unrecognizable to what it was just five years ago. Who would have thought then that we’d now be publicly discussing policy to accommodate men becoming women and vice versa.

Meanwhile, in this stark present, the left continues to remind us of our past. They embolden the stories of past American failures and question the stories of American strengths; even questioning the very founding principles of our great nation.

When Ronald Reagan announced his presidential run in November of 1979, he too spoke of our past, present, and future, but he embodied the ever fervent possibility of the American spirit.

He noted that he had lived through four wars in his lifetime, that he’d seen the country face financial ruin in the Depression. He then noted that he had also seen the great strength of this nation as it pulled itself up from that ruin to become the dominant force in the world.

Reagan said that our country is “always impatient to provide a better life for its people in a framework of a basic fairness and freedom.” So keep paying attention as the stage is set, because this GOP primary is that opportunity – not just to condemn the present darkness, but also to light a candle for a better life and a better future.

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