Editor’s Note: Ohio Governor John Kasich has written a new book, Two Paths, which will go on sale April 25. In it, Kasich “leads America toward a brighter, more hopeful future.” Here is an excerpt from the book:
Two Paths: America Divided or United
One choice—the path that exploits anger, encourages resentment, turns fear into hatred and divides people. This path solves nothing, demeans our history, weakens our country and cheapens each of us. It has but one beneficiary and that is to the politician who speaks of it.
The other path is the one America has been down before. It is well-trod, it is at times steep, but it is solid. It is the same path our forebears took together.
It is from this higher path that we are offered the greater view. And, imagine for a moment with me that view. Fear turns to hope because we remember to take strength from each other. Uncertainty turns to peace because we reclaim our faith in the American ideals that have carried us upward before. And America’s supposed decline becomes its finest hour, because we came together to say “no” to those who would prey on our human weakness and instead chose leadership that serves, helping us look up, not down.
This is the path I believe in.
This is the America I believe in.
And, this is the America I know all Americans want us to be.
Please, join me on this higher path. Together, united, we can reclaim the America we love and hold so dear. And lift all of us up to partake in its, and the Lord’s, many blessings.