An Open Letter to the Fitz 49ers,
If you’re a sports fan you probably innately know what this term means. Gamechangers are those athletes that make an impact, that change the game at every turn. Missouri sports fans are familiar with names like Stan Musial, Kurt Warner, Albert Pujols (I know, we don’t want to be familiar with this name…), or Chase Daniel. All of these athletes were or are gamechangers in their own right. Every one of their actions, even the seemingly insignificant moments, affected the game they played and put their team in a spot to win. Gamechangers have the “X-factor”, that little extra something that sets them apart. Sometimes it can be hard to describe exactly what a gamechanger does, but when you see it, you just know.
I believe Missouri is a gamechanger!
Throughout the history of the United States, Missouri has always had a prominent place in national affairs. If you think about it, Missouri has always been a gamechanger: We are the gateway to the west, the meeting place of the two largest rivers in the country, the starting point for the Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, California Trail, and the Pony Express. Missouri has produced brilliant army generals and a president who changed the course of history. In nearly every presidential election, analysts look to Missouri as an indicator of the nation as a whole. We are not simply living in the heart of the country; we are the heart of the country.
Unfortunately, we’ve lost our edge lately. Five of our neighboring states have lower unemployment rates than we do. States like Tennessee have a tax system that is friendly to business and to the pocketbooks of her citizens. And, our education system is struggling financially. With everything Missouri has to offer, there is no reason why Missouri shouldn’t continue to be the gamechanger it has always been.
But being a gamechanager doesn’t come easily. We cannot simply sit back and lose our competitive edge while other states improve and pass us by. Being a gamechanger means we constantly and consistently strive to be better. Our position in the center of the country is important, and we need to realize the weight of that responsibility. We have to create an environment for businesses to prosper. We can do that by simplifying our tax system and lowering the tax burden on businesses and individuals. Missouri can also be a gamechanger through our leadership in energy independence and job creation, so building the Callaway Two nuclear plant must be a priority. Missouri also needs to improve our education system from elementary to high school, and beyond. This is why the 49th District is so important.
You might say our district is the heart of the heart of the country. If Missouri is going to be a gamechanger in the nation, the 49th District needs to be a gamechanger for Missouri. This is my vision for the District and our State: A place where business and industry can flourish, freedom can thrive, and our basic God-given rights will be protected. But I can’t do it alone. We need you to make this vision a reality. Will you help me in this effort? I need everyone to help make our district and our state into the GAMECHANGER we know they can be!
Thank you and God bless,
Candidate – 49th District