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Op-Ed by Nikki Haley: We Have to Stop the Chaos Unfolding Under Joe Biden

January 12, 2024

Des Moines Register by Nikki Haley

Our country is in chaos.

We see it at the Southern border. We see it in the violence on our city streets. We see it in the hatred on college campuses. We feel it in our economy, with all the inflation and the trillions of dollars in national debt. And we feel it around the world. There's war in Ukraine and Israel. China, Russia and Iran are exploiting our weakness. America is less safe today than at any point in my lifetime.

All this has happened under Joe Biden's watch. He's the author of this chaos. We have to stop it — before it's too late. But you can't defeat Democrat chaos with Republican crisis. That's what Donald Trump gives us.

It worked, for a time. In 2016, we needed a president who broke things. But eight years later, everything is still broken, and it won't be long before it's beyond repair. In 2024, we need a president who fixes things. Or else America may fall apart.

I will be that president. My approach is simple. No drama. No vendettas. No whining. No fanning the flames of anger and resentment. No turning Americans against each other. People are hungry for this new direction. It's why I crush Joe Biden in every poll.

Here's the America I envision. We're safe at home and secure abroad, protected by the world's strongest military — a military, I might add, in which my husband, Michael, is serving overseas right now. Our goal should always be to use our strength to prevent further wars. We finally protect ourselves from illegal immigration and Chinese infiltration.

We unleash our economy, ending inflation and the slow creep of socialism. We restore our freedom — our secret weapon — and empower the American people to usher in a new era of innovation and shared prosperity. And we transform education with parental choice and control, so every child gets the best shot at the best life.

Most importantly, in the America I envision, we rediscover our national purpose and pride. Take it from me, the first minority female governor in history: America is not a racist country. America is a blessed country — the best country the world has ever seen.

That's what my parents taught me and my siblings. I saw the promise of America unfold before me. And to this day, I'm determined to continue making that promise real for all.

The next president of the United States will oversee the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. When that day arrives, we can't afford to be a country in chaos, full of weakness, self-loathing, and division. We need a country that's strong, proud, and united — so America doesn't just survive, but thrives for the next 250 years.

Nikki Haley, Op-Ed by Nikki Haley: We Have to Stop the Chaos Unfolding Under Joe Biden Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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