We know government can work, because we’ve seen it fix problems and change lives. We also know effective government has to be both idealistic and realistic. When a program isn’t working, we should try something new. When innovative ideas create positive change, we should embrace the challenges that come along with any change. When competing priorities clash, we should be honest about the tradeoffs involved.
When election day comes around, we should work together for change because change is not easy, and the status quo always has defenders.