WHAT IS THE
RIGHT DIRECTION RIGHT NOW
WHAT IS IT?
It’s a bold call to action. It restores the promise of the Constitution and reclaims our unalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It applies common sense solutions to the uncommon challenges we face as a nation, so we do not squander the opportunities we have and those we create in the future.
Representing Rhode Island, whose motto is "HOPE," Right Direction Right Now unifies diverse voices behind a common, uplifting vision to move forward, securing freedom, values, and prosperity for every Rhode Islander, every American.
HOW DO WE GET THERE?
Ensure just and Constitutional laws are protected and upheld. Repeal laws that threaten personal freedoms and free markets.
Every member of Congress takes the oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Why, then, are so many bills that violate that oath introduced and passed? These bills clip your income, your liberties - or both - in one bad law after another. Confronting these assaults on liberty before the bills are passed leads us in the right direction.
Secure our borders.
For decades, both parties have had opportunities to address the complex issues surrounding legal immigration and illegal entry into the United States. Ignoring the hard challenges and leaving the borders porous in the meantime poses a detrimental threat to the safety, health, and well-being of every American, especially those living in border states. Addressing a responsible immigration policy that considers the best interest of America first leads us in the right direction.
Grow our economy for the benefit of all, and stem inflation that hurts those struggling to manage.
Since day one, this administration implements premature, irresponsible energy policies under the guise of environmental responsibility; sends billions of American taxpayers' dollars to Ukraine while ignoring the nation's crumbling water, electric, and transportation infrastructure; and allows purchase of thousands of acres of farmland by communist China, all with no regard for the sovereignty or safety of America. Getting both houses of Congress to work together for long-term strength and stability of our food, energy, and transportation resources leads us in the right direction.
Stop government's deficit spending and balance the budget.
The last time the federal government balanced its budget was 2001 (four consecutive years between 1998-2001). The time before that was in 1969. The federal government clearly has a poor record of spending only what it takes from taxpayers.
There are many reasons for this history of bad management, but most of it stems from mistaken presidential and congressional belief that extravagant good intentions outweigh limited resources. Ends justify the means. They do not.
For example, evidence is emerging of fraud and cheating under the federal government's COVID-19 rescue plan called Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP). The plan was intended to help small businesses avert job losses under the government's prolonged C-19 lockdowns. Instead, funds were pocketed by fraudulent applicants on behalf of fake companies with no workers.
Every government plan to "help" eventually falls into corruption, fraud, and theft, hurting its intended beneficiaries, and further undermining the public's trust in government. PPP is just one of many examples of the government's poor use of your dollars. Cutting "well-intentioned" programs and slashing wasteful, redundant government spending leads us in the right direction.