Ideas matter. So do the people behind them—especially when they express those ideas in ways others can hear: in language that’s universal, on stages both national and local, on topics that count.
Laura Carno is a Colorado citizen who understands that politicians are not kings, endowed with some birthright to parcel out our freedoms in tiny doses as they see fit. She knows it’s not the job of hired civil servants to tell us what size soda to drink, which light bulbs to buy, or what kind of insurance our family needs.
She believes instead that we’re all adults who don’t need to be told how to live, but who instead need to stand their ground when government gets the relationship with its citizens upside down. When elected officials forget whose money they are spending and whose rights they are eroding, when they forget who’s the boss and who’s the public servant—then it’s up to citizens to speak out and reset the balance.