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Statement by Will Hurd: "A Common-Sense Vision for America"

July 07, 2023

Addressing the Challenges We Face in These Complicated Times

As we stand at the crossroads of history, the soul of our country is under attack. We are facing generational defining challenges.

Our enemies overseas plot, create chaos, and threaten the American dream. At home, we face challenges of illegal immigration, a growing drug crisis, stagnant inflation, growing crime, and persistent homelessness in our cities.

America needs to change course. America needs common-sense leadership in these complicated times.

President Biden can’t solve these problems – or won’t, and if the GOP makes the mistake of nominating a lawless, selfish, proven loser like Donald Trump then Joe Biden will win again in November 2024.

I am Will Hurd, and I am running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States of America.

My Background and Experience – National Security, Domestic Policy, Technology

For the past 20 years, I've been on the front lines of the most pressing fights facing our nation.

After the tragic events of 9/11, I was in the Middle East, hunting down terrorists and working to secure a safer world. It was an incredibly challenging time, but also a time that taught me the value of perseverance, the importance of clear-eyed strategy, and the power of American resolve.

In Congress, I fought to lower taxes, secure our border, and provide more opportunities for the middle class. I saw firsthand the impact of policy on everyday Americans, from the farmer in the Midwest to the small business owner in the South. I learned that when we prioritize the needs of the American people over partisan politics, we can achieve great things.

I've also worked at the highest levels of business, harnessing technology and innovation for the future of America. I've seen how artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and other advanced technologies like synthetic biology can transform industries, create jobs, and drive economic growth.

My Dream for America

To have a United States of America where the American Dream is within reach for all, not just a select few we require a government that first, can protect us against external threats.

A Time of Unprecedented Peace

The Chinese Communist Party is trying to surpass the USA as the sole global superpower.

They are building a coalition of like-minded governments to achieve this aim. This will impact our economy. This will impact our kids’ ability to get good paying jobs.

This will impact how comfortable we will be when we retire. I dream of an America that ushers in a period of unprecedented peace because our armed forces and alliances are so strong they deter our enemies and grow our network of friends.

A Thriving Economy

For every American to move up the economic ladder, we need to empower people not the government.

I dream of an America where the economy thrives, because we harness technologies like artificial intelligence to grow American jobs, not unemployment.

World-Class Education Regardless of Age or Location

I dream of an America where we have the smartest kids in the world. Every child in the U.S., regardless of location or age, should have access to a safe, world-class education.

Education is the foundation of our future, the key to ensuring that every American can achieve their dreams. We must invest in our schools, support our teachers, and provide our children with the tools they need to succeed in the 21st century.

Safer Communities

I dream of an America where our cities are the envy of the world because they are not plagued by gun violence, increasing crime, growing drug problems, homelessness, or income inequality. To achieve this, we need to address not only the symptoms of these issues but get at their root causes.

This vision for America is not a given. It can only happen if we focus on our timeless principles and limitless potential, not self-interested politics. As President, I promise to put our American security and prosperity first.

I will provide the common-sense leadership America so desperately needs in these complicated times.

Republicans deserve better. America deserves better. It's common sense.

Choosing a New Direction

In this election, we have a choice.

We can continue down the path of divisive politics and short-term thinking, or we can choose a new direction. We can choose a future that is grounded in common sense, that prioritizes the needs of the American people, and that builds on our strengths as a nation.

Together, we can make this vision a reality. Together, we can create an America that thrives on innovation, that provides opportunities for all, and that leads the world not just in power, but in principle.

The Lessons Guiding My Journey – We Are Better Together

In this journey, I am guided by the lessons I've learned from my past experiences.

The courage I saw in the face of adversity overseas in dangerous places, the resilience of the American people I served in Congress, and the boundless potential I witnessed in the world of business.

These experiences have shaped me, and they have reinforced my belief in the indomitable spirit of America.

I am running for President because I believe in the promise of America. I believe in our shared values of freedom, justice, and equality. I believe in the American dream, and I am committed to ensuring that this dream is within reach for every American.

I believe we are better together.

Addressing the Pressing Issues

But to achieve this, we need to address the pressing issues that confront us. We need to secure our borders while ensuring that America remains a beacon of hope for those seeking a better life.

We need to tackle the drug problem that is ravaging our communities, and we need to ensure that our economy works for everyone, not just those at the top.

We need to address the growing divide between the rich and the poor, and we need to ensure that every American has access to quality healthcare. We need to invest in our infrastructure, in our schools, and in our future.

And we need to do all this while maintaining fiscal responsibility and ensuring that our children and grandchildren are not burdened with debt.

Join the Journey for a Better America

These are not easy tasks, but I am ready to take them on. I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work for the American people. I am ready to lead with common sense, with integrity, and with a steadfast commitment to the American dream.

I invite you to join me in this journey. I can't do it alone. I need your help, your support, and your vote.

Let's bring common sense back to the White House. Let's work together to build a future that works for all Americans. Let's make our vision for America a reality.

I'm Will Hurd, I’m running for President, and I approve this message.

Will Hurd, Statement by Will Hurd: "A Common-Sense Vision for America" Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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