Forest: ‘I’m tired of a government that picks winners and losers’

RALEIGH – If you’re tired of the ‘one-man-rule’ picking winners and losers, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest is right there with you. Even though the state will technically move into Phase 2 of Governor Roy Cooper’s protracted reopening plan, it is still marked by arbitrary, nonsensical rules that deny individuals control over their own lives and fortunes.

Forest sounded off about why he’s running for governor, offering all those that are sick and tired of Cooper a vote they can be proud of:

“I started my campaign for Governor before coronavirus arrived in North Carolina and upended our lives. But what we’ve seen over the past few weeks perfectly illustrates why I decided to run.

I’m running for Governor because I’m tired of a government that picks winners and losers. I’m tired of getting news every day of another business that is permanently closing its doors. We need a Governor who’s focused on how to get the people of North Carolina back to work, not on deciding who has to stay shut down.

I’m running for Governor because I’m tired of leaders who believe they alone have the answers and wield their power to force that view. We need a Governor who believes in the people of North Carolina, who trusts the people of North Carolina and understands that we’re here to support them, not control them.

I’m running for Governor because I’m tired of politicians who pass the buck, point fingers and cast blame. Slogans don’t get things done. We need leaders who hold themselves accountable and accept responsibility for what they have the power to fix.

We have more than 1 million North Carolinians out of work right now. This election is about one thing: Who can rebuild our economy and bring back jobs.

You must ask yourself: Can we do this by re-electing politicians who want to keep us in a state of confusion and fear? Or do we need a new vision, a strong plan and the right team to move us forward?

Elections have consequences. That’s never been more clear than it is this year.”

All sorts of businesses have been effectively sentenced to bankruptcy by Cooper. With historic spikes in unemployment and a monumental disruption to prosperity, the winner of the 2020 race for governor will be tasked with enabling the revival of the First in Freedom State economically. It will also be a task of reinvigorating the state spiritually, with the optimism that comes from having the ultimate faith in the values that make North Carolinians the productive, innovative, hardworking, fun-loving, gracious people they are.

Despite the damage done to our state over these last two months, a Carolina Comeback could be on the horizon if we’ve the right liberty-minded leaders to make sure government doesn’t get in the way of the people in their efforts to reclaim the prosperity and way of life that come with loyalty to America’s first principles.

The choice in November is clear.

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