Character matters more than ideas

On my desk in my home office I have several yellow “sticky” notes upon which I write reminders, sometimes for my “to-do” list but mostly with those momentary but deeper reflections, I feel I need to capture for later pondering. One of those deeper thoughts constantly before my eyes says, “Good policy requires good character.” Of course, for those who know me, this theme of personal character has been important to me. Character has been my basis for understanding freedom, supporting the issues I have supported over the years and…