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This post was authored by Ted Stevenot, a FreedomWorks Super Activist from Ohio.
Conventional wisdom tells us the establishment is having a tough year as evidenced by the rise of Donald Trump to the status of “presumptive nominee.”
But, as I have been saying for years, I believe we focus too much on the presidency. It’s like a shiny object at which the people cannot stop staring. As a consequence, when all eyes become overly fixated on the presidency, it tends to give the rest of elected officials a pass.
So has been the case this election cycle.
While the presidency is important, it is critical to recognize that most of government is not the president. Changing our direction as a country requires keeping the whole picture in view.
The easiest way for citizens to make a difference overall is by taking back the political parties on the local and state level. It is through these local parties that the people will gain the closest connection and greatest ability to impact (i.e. elect and un-elect) “the rest” of government.
What are your thoughts?