The nautical mnemonic, “Red, Right, Returning”, came to mind recently, as I thought about our upcoming election and Connecticut’s turbulent challenges. In seeking a safe passage home from the sea, an essential principle is…have the red flashing buoy on your starboard or right side. At sea or in our daily lives, principles matter. They provide the foundation upon which we make key decisions.
For public officials, principles are essential as we weigh competing ideas and pass complex legislation that impacts so many citizens across our state. While knocking on doors this election season, virtually all the folks with whom I spoke want effective delivery of services with fiscal restraint. Period.