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The Future of America: A Common-Sense Vision

Addressing the Challenges of American Life in These Complicated Times
Jul 7, 2023 By Will Hurd
Updated: Dec 27, 2023

As we stand at the crossroads of American history, the soul of our country is under attack. We are facing generational defining challenges that will shape the trajectory of the future of America. Our overseas adversaries, reminiscent of the strategies seen during the era of the Soviet Union, continue to threaten the American dream. At home, we face challenges that threaten both the urban areas and rural regions of the u.s. economy: out-of-control illegal immigration, a growing drug crisis, stagnant inflation, increasing crime, and persistent homelessness in our cities.

America needs to change course. To steer our country’s future towards prosperity, America requires common-sense leadership in these complicated times.

President Biden can’t solve these problems – or won’t; and, if the GOP makes the mistake of nominating a lawless, selfish, proven loser like Donald Trump then Joe Biden will win again in November 2024.

I am Will Hurd, and this is why I ran for the Republican nomination for President of the United States of America.

My Journey: From National Security to Technology Innovator

Over the last two decades, I’ve been on the front lines of the most pressing fights facing our nation.

After the tragic events of 9/11, I was in the Middle East, hunting down terrorists and working to secure a safer world. It was an incredibly challenging time, but also a time that taught me the value of perseverance, the importance of clear-eyed strategy, and the power of American resolve.

In Congress, I fought to lower taxes, secure our border, and provide more opportunities for the middle class. I saw firsthand the impact of policy on everyday Americans, from the farmer in the rural regions of the Midwest to the small business owner in the urban areas of the South. I learned that when we prioritize the needs of every American over partisan politics, we can achieve great things.

I’ve also worked at the highest levels of business, harnessing technology and innovation for the future of America. I’ve seen how artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and other advanced technologies like synthetic biology are not just buzzwords but keys to transforming industries, creating jobs, and unlocking economic growth.

Envisioning the Future: Education, Economy, and Security

To have the future of America be bright where the American Dream is within reach for all, not just a select few, we require a government that first, can protect us against external threats. To address the pressing issues of our day whether it’s climate change or protecting our seniors or the growing divide in American politics, we need solutions grounded in realism and practicality.

A Time of Unprecedented Peace

The Chinese Communist Party is trying to surpass the USA as the sole global superpower. They are building a coalition of like-minded governments to achieve this aim. In the long run, this new Cold War we are engaged in will impact our economy. This will impact our kids’ ability to get good paying jobs. This will impact how comfortable we will be when we retire. I dream the future of America involves a period of unprecedented peace because our armed forces and alliances are so strong they deter our enemies and grow our network of friends.

A Thriving Economy

For every American to move up the economic ladder, we need to empower people not the government. I dream the future of America is one where the economy thrives, and we prevent robots from taking our jobs because we harness technologies like artificial intelligence to grow American jobs, not unemployment.

World-Class Education Regardless of Age or Location

I dream of an America where we have the smartest kids in the world. Every child in the U.S., regardless of location or age, should have access to a safe, world-class education.

Education is the foundation of our future, the key to ensuring that every American can achieve their dreams. We must invest in our schools, support our teachers, and provide our children with the tools they need to succeed in the 21st century.

Safer Communities

I dream of an America where our cities are the envy of the world because they are not plagued by gun violence, increasing crime, growing drug problems, homelessness, or income inequality. To achieve this, we need to address not only the symptoms of these issues but get at their root causes.

This vision for America is not a given. It can only happen if we focus on our timeless principles and limitless potential, not self-interested politics. As President, I promise to put our American security and prosperity first.

I will provide the common-sense leadership America so desperately needs in these complicated times.

Republicans deserve better. America deserves better. It’s common sense.

Choosing a New Direction

A chart looking ahead to 2050 that shows large shares of Americans see a country in decline.
Photo: Polling by Pew Research Center shows more than two thirds of Americans think the economy will be weaker, the U.S. wil be less important, we will be more politically divided, and the gap between rich and poor will grow.

In this election, we have a choice.

We can continue down the path of divisive politics and short-term thinking, or we can choose a new direction. We can choose a future that is grounded in common sense, that prioritizes the needs of the American people, and that builds on our strengths as a nation.

Together, we can make this vision a reality. Together, we can create an America that thrives on innovation, that provides opportunities for all, and that leads the world not just in power, but in principle.

The Lessons Guiding My Journey – We Are Better Together

In this journey, I am guided by the lessons I’ve learned from my past experiences.

The courage I saw in the face of adversity overseas in dangerous places, the resilience of the American people I served in Congress, and the boundless potential I witnessed in the world of business.

These experiences have shaped me, and they have reinforced my belief in the indomitable spirit of America.

I am running for President because I believe in the promise of America. Our shared values of freedom, justice, and equality are things I still believe in. I believe in the American dream, and I am committed to ensuring that this dream is within reach for every American.

I believe we are better together.

Addressing the Pressing Issues

But to achieve this, we need to address the pressing issues that confront us. We must:

  • Secure our borders while ensuring that America remains a beacon of hope for those seeking a better life.
  • Tackle the drug problem that is ravaging our communities,
  • Make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top,
  • Address the growing divide between the rich and the poor,
  • Ensure that every American has access to quality health care, and
  • Invest in our infrastructure, in our schools, and in our future.

We need to do all this while maintaining fiscal responsibility and ensuring that our children and grandchildren are not burdened with debt.

Join the Journey for a Better America

These are not easy tasks, but I am ready to take them on. My sleeves are already rolled up, and I am committed to working for the American people. Leading with common sense, integrity, and a deep commitment to the American dream is my promise.

Joining me on this journey is essential, and I invite you to do so. Alone, I cannot achieve these goals; your help, support, and vote are crucial. Common sense in the White House is what we aim to bring back. Working together, let’s build a future that benefits all Americans. Making our vision for the future of America a reality is our collective goal.

I’m Will Hurd, I’m running for President, and I approve this message.

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This book covered all my values & concerns in a nuanced way that the majority of politicians today seem incapable of doing.

Hurd has the biography and the charisma and the God-given political chops to put the Republican Party — and the rest of the country — on notice.
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About Will

Will Hurd has spent the past 20 years on the front lines of the most pressing fights facing our nation, in the Middle East, Congress, and the highest levels of business and tech.

Will has spent his life fighting for our country, and he will take those decades of experience with him as he fights for all us.

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I dream of an America where we have the smartest kids in the world. Every child in the U.S., regardless of location or age, should have access to a safe, world-class education.


The choice we face

In every decision we make, we stand at a crossroads. The path of division and quick fixes is well-trodden, but it’s time we consider a different route – one paved with unity and foresight.

Imagine an America where common sense prevails, where policies are crafted with the people’s best interests at heart, and our collective strengths are the foundation of national progress.

This is more than a possibility. It’s a choice we can make right now. By coming together, we have the power to foster a nation that champions innovation, inclusivity, and integrity.

What do we agree on?

Believe it’s important to protect free speech
Believe college education is important for success
Support the development of alternative energy sources
Believe it is essential to maintain Social Security
Support background checks for all gun buyers
Believe that LGBTQ+ individuals should have equal rights
Say it is important for the country to do more regarding race inequality
Are unhappy with the current US economy
Believe the federal government doesn't share enough information
Are concerned about pollution of drinking water
Believe the nation's infrastructure is in need of major repairs
Believe that access to affordable housing is a problem
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