From a Bloomberg news article about Citadel founder Ken Griffin lobbying to dial back Florida legislation that, in its initial form, would have imposed sweeping restrictions on Chinese ownership of real estate, comes this statement from Griffin: "I care deeply about individual rights and freedom, economic policies that encourage prosperity and upward mobility, all children having access to a high-quality education, ensuring our communities are safe, and a strong national defense."
Pretty good statement, as these sorts of things go, no? The devil, as usual, is in the details, but as an overall statement of values and principles, not bad at all. Missing are the words "growth" and "God" or "rule of law." But as a one-sentence summary of what to be for? Not much to complain about. The context is Bloomberg speculating about which Republican presidential candidate Griffin will back. But it's almost enough to make a reader wish Griffin himself would consider getting in the race, or at least getting involved in a way that helps substantively shape the messages of the candidates.