Propose anything containing a genuine idea or principle rather than an advertising slogan.
Get rid of affirmative action.
Address the immense fraud in Medicare and Medicaid.
Do anything substantive towards retiring the catastrophic national debt or eliminating dependence on foreign bond-holders.
Reduce taxes on the middle and working classes.
Save Social Security.
Put unemployment among Americans over profitable employment of foreigners.
Confirm really good men and women to the federal bench.
Pass anything containing an authentic substantive reform instead of a public relations gimmick.
Clyde N. Wilson is the Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and a Contributing Editor to Chronicles. Dr. Wilson is best known as the editor of the 28-volume documentary edition of The Papers of John C. Calhoun. He is the author or editor of a dozen other books—including Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew and Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture—and has published over 700 articles, essays, and reviews. He is also the co-owner of Shotwell Publishing.