I rarely post about specific political campaigns and almost never highlight issues limited to my home state of Arkansas. But I believe this year’s race for one of Arkansas’ Senate seats is of critical importance for America. As another departure from my norm, this post is a copy of my letter to the editors of two prominent newspapers. Arkansas readers, as we approach the Republican primary, please give serious attention to these points I make in my letter.
A recent letter to the editor was critical toward Jan Morgan, candidate for U.S. Senator. In his letter headlined “Don’t Need a ‘Fighter,’” the writer objected to her promise to be a fighter for Arkansas in Washington. He said he wasn’t looking for a fighter. He went on to tout 21-year incumbent Senator John Boozman, whom Morgan is challenging, as a “nice guy” that Washington needed more of. I must totally disagree with the writer. Although I yearn to get back to the days of bipartisanship and teamwork in Congress, that is not what is needed to counter the present culture of leftist radicalism, moral decline, and wokeness in our nation. If we don’t send conservative fighters to Washington this election year to oppose the socialist movement that is destroying America, we may not get another chance.
An unbiased AP article in Monday’s paper highlighting the Boozman campaign refers to him as an “unassuming figure who talks almost in a whisper and is more comfortable chatting about policy or the University of Arkansas Razorbacks’ football record than giving fiery speeches.” I like Senator Boozman as a person and have enjoyed conversing with him in his office a couple of times. He generally votes conservative but has voted with President Biden 34% of the time according to the FiveThirtyEight non-partisan political analysis website.
I don’t like having to be in a constant battle with the Biden administration and the radical left. I would much prefer all of our senators and representatives to get along for the best interests of our country. But that is not feasible in today’s reality. Those bent on destroying our traditions and principles must be stopped by the conservative fighters we elect. Arkansans don’t need a 31-consecutive-year professional politician in the Senate who shrinks from going to battle on our behalf. Therefore, I support Jan Morgan, a strong Christian conservative, who will aggressively defend Arkansas values as a senator. I encourage every voter to give her consideration. She is experienced, articulate, a business owner, and .…a fighter. Yes, she’s outspoken and a little rough around the edges, but her outgoing patriotic spirit is what we need in these times.