(CNN) – Jeb Bush took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to chart a course toward economic growth through the free market instead of government regulation.
In the op-ed published Monday, Bush said the country is at a cross roads where it must choose between rules passed in Washington, D.C. that ensure stagnant growth or the free market that though unpredictable, will lead to an increase in growth.
"Unless we are willing to explore the jagged line of freedom, we will be stuck in a straight line," the former Florida governor wrote. "And the straight line, it turns out, is a flat line."
Bush, the second son of former President George H.W. Bush and brother of former President George W. Bush, has repeatedly said he is not considering a bid for the White House despite high profile urgings.
In Monday's piece, Bush drew on his eight years as governor of the Sunshine State to warn elected officials about the downside of increased guidelines. He said elected officials are hindering economic freedoms through laws while responding to calls to "do something … anything."
"Mayors, country chairs, governors and presidents never think their laws will harm the free market," Bush wrote. "But cumulatively, they do, and we have no imperiled the right to rise."