Why I’m Running fav

America is in decline, but this decline is not inevitable. It is a choice made by detached and cynical politicians. As a California resident, I’ve seen firsthand how decades of Democrat rule have turned the Golden State, for many, into an unaffordable dystopia. I won’t let them do the same to America. We can enter a new American Golden Age, but we must choose a leader who can bring us there. That’s why I’m running for President.

I’m Larry Elder, and we’ve got a country to save.

The Issues

The Issues



Soft-on-crime approaches have been a disaster. We’ve all seen shocking videos from Democrat-run cities of criminals casually looting stores, harassing residents, and assaulting passersby on the streets and in train stations.

We will not sacrifice public safety just to appease a naive and corrupt minority who falsely accuses police officers of “systemic racism.” We will not surrender the safety of the streets to the insanity of “no cash bail.”

The message from the White House to law enforcement officials and DAs should be: “Hold criminals accountable for their acts, allow law-abiding citizens to live in safety, and you will have our full support.”



Imagine a world where parents have the freedom to choose the school that best meets their child’s educational needs, regardless of their zip code or income. That's the essence of school choice, and I wholeheartedly support it.

School choice, which includes charter schools, vouchers, and tax-credit scholarships, levels the playing field for families from all socioeconomic backgrounds. By giving parents the right to vote with their feet, we send a clear message to underperforming schools: shape up or risk losing students. It's time to break the monopoly of the public school system and embrace a future where every child has access to the quality education they deserve.



The Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) cults are increasing – not decreasing – racial tensions in America. CRT and DEI spread the lie that racism is ingrained in every aspect of American society and that our institutions and millions of Americans are inherently racist. This divisive theory undermines our shared belief in the American Dream, as it shifts the focus from personal responsibility and individual merit to racial identity and collective guilt. CRT and DEI do not belong in any government institution, least of all the United States Armed Forces. And they do not belong in any corporation that receives large government contracts.



Inflation is a hidden tax that erodes the purchasing power of Americans. Joe Biden and the Democrats’ reckless spending and money printing have put us on a dangerous path, with rising prices and economic uncertainty threatening the prosperity of millions. A threat to the dollar is a threat to America. Historically, inflation is one of the surest signs of a collapsing civilization. Does this not bother the Democratic Party?



Economic growth is the engine that makes anything possible in America. A growing economy drives prosperity, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for all Americans. I believe in the power of unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit and fostering an environment where small businesses can thrive and innovate. By prioritizing the freedom of every American to realize their economic potential, we will improve America’s educational system, infrastructure, social security, and so much more. When Americans are left alone to pursue a better life, anything is possible.



America’s great cities have seen better days. Office buildings are half-empty, streets are littered with garbage, hundreds of thousands of individuals suffering from mental illness and drug addiction are dying on the streets. This is unacceptable. We must address the root causes of urban decay. And we must first acknowledge that nearly every major city has had one-party Democrat rule for decades.

Our cities can rise again, but it will take enormous political will to invest in law enforcement, shelter and treat the homeless, arrest and prosecute violent criminals, and incentivize business development. America’s cities were once the envy of the world. They can be again.



America's status as the world's sole superpower is essential not only for our own security and prosperity but also for maintaining the liberties of hundreds of millions of freedom-loving people around the world. With the aggressive rise of Communist China, strengthening America’s role as the sole superpower is critical. This includes investing in our military’s readiness while keeping the Pentagon focused on national defense, not left-wing social experimentation; asserting American dominance in the South China Sea and reassuring our Pacific allies; minimizing our reliance on Chinese manufacturing; and punishing China when it unleashes a pandemic on the world (intentionally or not) and floods America’s streets with drugs.



Securing America’s southern border is not only a basic matter of national sovereignty but also a critical component of national security. The constant flow of illegal migration, drugs, and cartel activity across the border poses significant threats to our communities and our people. Washington must take decisive action to strengthen border security, enforce our immigration laws, and address the root causes of this crisis. We must invest in physical barriers (walls work!), bolster the resources available to our border patrol agents, and restore the rule of law to our border with Mexico.

Larry Elder—the Sage from South Central—is a New York Times best-selling author, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and one of the best-known media figures in America today. His flagship daily radio program, “The Larry Elder Show,” was heard every weekday in all 50 states and on more than 300 stations.

Larry’s unique style, personal background, and professional experience combine to inspire, inform, and persuade his listeners, readers, and viewers to embrace the timeless American principles of personal responsibility and public accountability. In his words: “The question is not which party has my back, but which party can get government off our backs—so that we might all realize our God-given capabilities.”

Larry was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, and his family’s story represents every bit of the American Dream. His father was born in Athens, Georgia, served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and moved to California to open his own restaurant—Elder’s Snack Bar. Larry’s mother, originally from Huntsville, Alabama, was a clerical worker for the U.S. Department of War (now the U.S. Department of Defense) and raised three boys as a stay-at-home mom.

After running for Governor of California in 2021 and securing millions of votes, Larry is now ready for the next step in his journey: running for President of the United States. We’ve got a country to save!

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