Delaware citizens are not happy these days. Between our children’s education, more corporate tax gifts for companies getting passed, an economy that is losing big time, and a list of candidates for Governor who no one is really sold on. But then, out of nowhere, comes the Libertarian candidate, Sean Goward. A voice of reason in an otherwise uneventful race. Sean will be filing in late April as the Libertarian candidate for Delaware Governor. I’ve followed what he has to say, along with the other candidates. If the election were held today, Sean would get my vote in a heartbeat!
US Rep. John Carney sounds like Governor Markell’s mini-me on education, I really haven’t heard from GOP frontrunner Colin Bonini about much of anything, and Lacey Lafferty seems too far right for my liking. But Sean Goward, he just gets it. He is just a regular guy who is not embedded in the Delaware politics power circles. As Delawareans, we really need to think outside of the box this election. We need to mix it up and make some major changes. You can’t complain about the status quo if you don’t change it. We have become so used to voting with our party that the results tend to be a train wreck. Markell sold us a litany of lies and the majority of us bought them.
Sean Goward just wrote this on Facebook, in reaction to an article I wrote yesterday about a Congressional hearing on student data:
Race to the Top, NCLB, ESSA, Common Core and Smarter Balanced have all been sold to us on faulty assumptions that the US has fallen behind the rest of the world in education. Now, the same people who sold us those programs are trying to use our own children’s metrics to continue selling bad curricula and even worse evaluation. I have no problem with competing curriculum and testing companies developing and selling their wares. Competition breeds improvement and drives down cost, but what we are given when the federal and state governments give a monopoly to specific companies on what to teach, how to evaluate, and parents are coerced or forced into subjecting our children to these programs, our children lose. This is the foundation for the same kind of social engineering China uses to plan the lives of their citizens. We need to return not only to the fundamentals of education, but the fundamentals of liberty that have created one of the most prosperous civilizations in world history. Elect me and allow me to help you and your child take control of their own future.
Like I said, Goward gets it. Every single public education teacher in Delaware needs to vote for Goward! Every single parent of a child in public education should vote for Goward! Check out his official campaign page on Facebook. See his views on the issues. As well, Sean is very accessible. You won’t have to wait long for an answer. You won’t have to wait for an “event” to ask the questions. You won’t hear his name as a candidate and then hear crickets. Let’s make a startling change this election year and elect those who deserve to win based on the issues. Not because it is “their turn”. John Carney thinks he has this in the bag. And he will if people don’t start thinking about the things that really matter to them. We have become so “politicized” in Delaware that we continue to make many of the wrong choices.
Don’t get me wrong, there are some great politicians in Delaware. But we have many bad ones. Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows who I support and those I don’t. And they are on both sides of the aisle in some cases. I will continue to support those legislators. But we can not continue to ride down the same path and expect things to change. We need a new car!