Dwight Eisenhower got it right when he said, “Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master.” Ramifications of making the State our Caretaker are serious and have serious impacts on everything from individual freedoms and personal initiative to our taxes and societal inability to prioritize effectively for the fundamental responsibilities of government including national security, order and justice, and securing individual liberty. Coming out from under the blanket of Covid-19 will be a challenging time for our country as we collectively try to remove the State as our Master and recover from massive unemployment and unimaginable governmental debt. For the benefit of our children and grandchildren, this is a time in America’s history when we must learn how to weave our society back together as “the Republic for which it stands.” Integrity must be synonymous with leadership. America is up for this challenge.

Karen Bowerman for Clark County, WA Council District 3