In the midst of the Presidential primaries, it seems as though voters are being pulled around as politicians dance for the spotlight. Among the mundane political jargon thrown carelessly in debates and interviews, there is one voice that stands out clearly and profoundly: Carly Fiorina.
Fiorina is the only candidate that speaks with a moral vocabulary; she’s made morality the cornerstone of her campaign. Throughout this election season, she’s scrutinized the reliability and integrity of our country’s current and would-be leaders. She’s stood firm questioning the integrity of Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, specifically Clinton’s actions in the aftermath of the Benghazi terrorist attacks.
Fiorina’s dedication to make America a country of great principle is exactly what this country needs. We need a leader that is not afraid to speak out about issues of great consequence with an unapologetically moral vocabulary. Fiorina has called for transparency. She believes that America’s tax code is “in desperate need of reform.” She contends that “complexity and lack of transparency only benefits the powerful and connected while crushing small businesses and innovation.”
Similarly, Fiorina has also committed to ensuring transparency in the National Security Agency, so that American citizens understand the extent to which the United States government is engaged in surveillance for the purpose of ensuring the safety of citizens. She also plans to restrain some of the most controversial programs.
Fiorina argues that our health care system should be tied more closely to the free markets, and that it should be taken out of the government’s hands. “The health insurance market has never been competitive. [The Affordable Care Act] was crony capitalism, the way this bill was written between the health insurance companies trying to protect their franchises and big government,” she argues.
She understands the necessity to reform the criminal justice system, saying that “we need to know what’s going on at all times between policemen and those who are suspects, for everyone’s protection.”
Opponents had attempted to discredit Fiorina on the basis of her termination from her position as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. However, she answered these unfair attacks by pointing to the success that the company enjoyed during her tenure.
“In my case the track record is undeniable. We quintupled the growth rates [of the company], we tripled innovation to 11 patents a day…in other words, we competed and we won,” she said.
Fiorina centers her morality and platform on the most socially important issues. Her beliefs are firm, and rooted in morality, transparency, and strength. Fiorina plans to be a President that will do what this nation needs to be economically competitive, but, most importantly, she will provide a moral compass to a field of candidates that increasingly seems to be lacking morality.