As we look to the 2022 elections, everyone seems to be talking about what type of candidate can win in Pennsylvania. Perhaps we should first be asking what type of candidate Pennsylvania families need.

A recent op-ed suggested what we need is to return to middle-of-the-road politicians. It’s really a call for the type of politician who avoids “rocking the boat” or getting into a “culture war” in order to maintain political power who, if elected, won’t actually lead on matters important to Pennsylvania families. Like it or not, a culture war is upon us.

The political left is becoming more radical every day. We continue to need candidates who will be the clear contrast that stands up for our families. Pennsylvanians are looking for strong, uncompromising, principled leadership. In 2020, the state House and Senate went more conservative, electing many strong leaders. The 2021 elections in Virginia and many local elections across Pennsylvania also tilted conservative. Why?

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Because as parents and neighbors, we are engaged in a daily culture war for the souls of our children, our state, and our country. We want men and women like us to step up to the plate and talk simply and clearly about our concerns and how they will address them if elected. We don’t want middle-of-the-road politicians who say nothing of consequence and offer no real solutions. We need candidates who will be our voice in the public square. Legislators who will stand up for those being censored on social media, by the legacy media, and those who feel unheard by many in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C.

We don’t want to be lectured by “go along to get along” candidates or political commentators. We already know how to come together when it’s important. Parents are banding together to fight racism that masquerades as “critical race theory” in their children’s schools. Employees are uniting to oppose overreaching vaccine mandates from their employers. Neighbors are joining forces to help others who are in need of food and clothing. We are doing all of this while constantly being browbeaten by out-of-touch school board members, misguided religious leaders, and celebrities who think they know what is best for both our families and local community. 

We need conservative voices that are unafraid to call out this extremism. Pennsylvania needs candidates who don’t just stand with us on the campaign trail, but if elected, lead on the right side of the culture war as statesmen in their position of authority.

What we really want is to be able to take care of our families. We want to choose the best education for our children, whether it be public school, charter school, cyber school, homeschool, or private school, because we know exactly what our children need. We want our neighbors to have those choices too, regardless of zip code or economic status. We don’t want school officials telling us what gender our child identifies as or teaching our kindergartners that they are “victims” or “oppressors” based on the color of their skin. We want to freely teach our children our values at home, and have teachers who focus on math, writing, and reading.

The progressive agenda is very clear. It doesn’t want parents involved in their children’s education. It wants total control over our everyday lives. Its proponents want to “shout their abortion” with no restrictions to make it either “safe” or “rare.” Progressive figureheads want to teach our children that America is a hateful country built on stolen land and divided by class, race, and religion. We need conservative voices that are unafraid to call out this extremism. Pennsylvania needs candidates who don’t just stand with us on the campaign trail, but if elected, lead on the right side of the culture war as statesmen in their position of authority.

Emily Kreps is Legal Assistant for the Pennsylvania Family PAC, the political action committee connected with the Pennsylvania Family Council in Harrisburg, PA.

4 thoughts on “Emily Kreps: Middle-of-the-road politicians need not apply”

  1. Emily Kreps is the real deal. I hope she runs for office. We need more young freedom lovers like her to step into the arena. People don’t realize that at the end of this progressive road is lies the annihilation of the family structure itself. And it happens within a generation as we witnessed in Cambodia when Pol Pot led the children to conspire against their own parents and to embrace the state as the only true family. That society disintegrated into a heap of bones. Sadly, this is not hyperbole. Far too many of our teachers, paid by taxpayers, are communist, or rather “democratic socialist” who are poisoning the minds of our kids. The fight is real. Thank you Ms. Kreps.

  2. Joe Biden was going to be the go along to get along President without the dramatics of #45. How is that working out? I have friends who voted for Biden because they wanted someone to go back to the days when it was only Republicans that had to “go along and get along.” Now they won’t talk about the consequences of their vote. So much was done, for so many people, in a short 4 year term of 45. Revolutions, especially political revolutions, will always be filled with dramatics, dirty tricks and politicians who lie through their teeth. I like all the noise and the sarcastic statements, it helps move things along and get them on the record!

    1. “So much was done, for so many people, in a short 4 year term of 45.” Lol yeah – highest unemployment rate since reliable measures existed (likely since the depression), a historic $7.5 Trillion(!) dollars added to our national debt, 4 more years of war in the middle east, world leaders literally laughing at us, a looted Capitol building. He promised a big beautiful wall and a Muslim ban. What happened?

  3. “We need conservative voices that are unafraid to call out this extremism.”

    So… Like the extremist cop killing thugs who looted and pillaged our nation’s capitol based on the lies their leaders told them? Amazing how the right claims to be all about free thought but then they cancel anyone who doesn’t obediently fall in line with whatever their latest conspiracy theory is. They’re all about “civil discourse” but simultaneously say moderates who want to get along need not apply.

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