Q: What are the policy positions of Country First? Are Adam Kinzinger's policy views the platform of Country First?
A: Reasonable people of goodwill can agree on the issues we must resolve together without sharing the same views on how to do it. Therefore, Country First is not about dictating public policy prescriptions; rather we're dedicated to returning truth, honor, and civility to politics so that our country can have healthy debates and actually get something positive done. We also seek to identify and elevate proven solutions to the challenges facing America in the 21st Century: Real Opportunity for all; Climate & Conservation; and Repairing Democracy in order to save the Republic for our kids and grandkids. We believe a group of reasonable people of goodwill could find common ground to solve the challenges facing our country, even if they have public policy disagreements. Country First is about getting those people around the table, not telling them what to decide.
Congressman Kinzinger's votes are independent of the Country First movement.
Q: Why did Adam Kinzinger vote in a way that I think is wrong?
A: Congressman Kinzinger realizes that his votes will not always align with the public policy views of every member of the Country First movement. And we think that's healthy. What he is resolutely committed to doing is to vote based on his principles, and what he believes is actually in the best interest of the country. Even on votes where there is unanimous Republican support or opposition, Congressman Kinzinger is not voting "party line." He has proven again and again that he is not afraid to vote his conscience, evaluate legislation based on whether he believes it is reasonable, and seek opportunities to work across the aisle.
Unfortunately, the majority in Congress (regardless of which party is in power) often leaves the minority party out of the policy making process, with little or no negotiation. This makes it very difficult to collaborate or compromise to address issues and concerns of all reasonable constituencies. This is a key flaw in our legislature that Country First hopes to address so that reasonable people of goodwill can create stable, long term resolutions to our problems, rather than things changing dramatically every time the pendulum of power swings between parties.
Q: Why did/didn't Adam Kinzinger support a particular bill?
A: While Country First is not about public policy prescriptions, we welcome the opportunity to share Congressman Kinzinger's reasoning for his votes on high profile legislation. Simply complete the feedback form on this page, and a member of our team will answer your question, if possible.