Ken Blackwell

Judges must faithfully apply the law as written. Americans do not want judges who force extremist views with no basis in the Constitution. Redefining marriage or striking down even modest restrictions on abortion, while denying rights such as the Second Amendment right to bear arms will not fly.

Our economy is in shambles, and increasing any taxes on any Americans will only undermine efforts to get the economy moving forward. Burdening businesses and private citizens with higher taxes to fund unrestrained spending will not create sustainable jobs.

Republicans must not support our country’s defenses being weakened, our nation’s courts being stacked with left-wing activists, or taxes being raised during an economic downturn.

With the daunting problems facing our country, political leaders must work together to find solutions. But those solutions must be principled solutions for all involved. Democrats and Republicans should work together to find not Democratic solutions or Republican solutions, but American solutions.

Republicans will honor President Obama’s office and the American people’s choice of him by doing everything possible to work with him. The nation has one president at a time, and it’s his time to lead.

So Godspeed, President Obama. Republicans stand ready to work with you, if you give them real opportunities to do so.

Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell, a contributing editor at, is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union and is on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is the co-author of the bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, on sale in bookstores everywhere..
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