We don't line up behind politicians or parties at The Flyover Coalition. We're a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group that aligns only with principles, attitudes and actions that will benefit Flyover Country and our people.
But when a politician of a particular persuasion says something that is true and promotes our point of view about the heartland, we're duty-bound to report it.
And that's what occurred when U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, who happens to lead the Senate as a Republican, made an observation at the Republican National Convention last week.
"This election is incredibly consequential for middle America," said McConnell, a Kentuckian who is the only congressional leader in either party who's not from California or New York. Certain partisans, he said, "prefer that all of us in flyover country keep quiet and let them decide how we should live our lives.
"They want to tell you when you can go to work, when your kids can go to school. They want to tax your job out of existence and then send you a check for unemployment. They want to tell you what kind of car you can drive and what sources of information are credible."
So there's some recognition from one of the top political leaders in the land that Flyover Country is getting the short end of the stick. Will we continue to "keep quiet" -- or transform ourselves from a view ... to a voice?