Last week a local newspaper made note of the
fact that I filed as a candidate for Oregon’s
Senate District #28. If you haven't heard
the news, it's true – I did.
The ideals and traditions that have made
America great will be the same principles
grounding my candidacy. These are the
principles for Life, Liberty, and the
freedom of our individual pursuits.
Allowing Oregon’s citizens the right to work
toward these ideals will be my goal.
Pursuing these freedoms will do more to help
Oregon than any of the results oozing from
Several of the future economic deformations
headed toward Oregon families are: **
more unemployment due to minimum wage
increased tax penalty for the working
poor who bump up through the state and
federal income tax tables (which are not
adjusted for inflation);
annual increases scheduled for
agricultural pumping costs;
increases in household electric rates
exceeding $190 per year;
grid distortions caused by the green
energy fleecing of Oregon taxpayers.
Our American traditions are being lambasted,
altered and undermined by collectivist
ideals. These arbitrary and capricious
ideals mask the nature of modern
The history of mankind is filled with
stories of oligarchs, tyrants, and
dictators. Their arbitrary forms of
government have been the general rule.
Restrained government is our American
Oregon needs a Rebirth of Liberty – the
liberty and spirit that embodied our
American Institutions. As Americans, living
in Oregon, we can use the elements from our
past and return to a system that will
protect our future.
These elements are well known. They show
themselves in our courts and town halls.
They weave through our neighborhoods and
blossom in our relationships. They are what
remains of our nation’s individualism,
voluntarism, constitutionalism, government
by law, representative government, limited
government, natural rights, moral order,
private property, thrift, industry, and
competition. Unfortunately, these enduring
principles and American traditions have been
chased from history.
These principles comprise what our founding
fathers meant by their use of the word
“liberal.” They meant “liberal” as in
“liberated.” They birthed the tradition of
representative government, self-governance
and individual Liberty. This is the only
legitimate replacement for the historical
The Founders did away with the hierarchical
political values brought from Europe. Their
desire was to start the American form of
government on an obvious (but never before
tried) idea about dispersed control. They
among people and
finished with active
government's limiting boundary.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that among these are
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
are not new thoughts. They should be well
known to all American's and anyone who has
ever dreamed of coming to America.
Yet, the newspaper I mentioned earlier
identifies me as one who is a, “prolific
writer with a pretty easy-to-find track
record of strong anti-government views.”
They ask their readers, “Is this the right
person to become the legislative ‘face’ in
What do you think?
Do you still admire our Nation’s
Do you believe in Liberty over Security?
Do your believe in fighting for your
Are you an “anti-government extremist”?
All of the Founders of our great nation
would have been characterized as
"anti-government extremists." I am proud to
be associated with such good company. But
they were not "anti-government" they were
anti-authoritarian. They, in fact, created a
historic enterprise; a government that was
"a more perfect union."
They each had a prolific thought-life that
has been the admiration of generations. They
were not afraid of picking up a quill and
scribbling out their ideas. They were so
committed to their treason that those who
signed declared, "[F]or the support of this
Declaration, with a firm reliance on the
protection of divine Providence, we mutually
pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes
and our sacred Honor."
Today’s progressive movement has thrown
aside our American tradition in favor of a
Utopian dream fulfilled by big government
authoritarians. To the dismay of liberty
loving patriots all over Oregon, the
progressive movement is wielding it's
majority with thoughtless abandon.
Together we must return to the ideals that
guided the men & women who fought the
tyranny of the ruling power during the late
1700’s. Men like George Washington, Thomas
Jefferson, Sam Adams and women like Abigail
Adams, Mercy Otis-Warren and Penelope
My hope is that our generation will provide
the catalyst for the Rebirth of Liberty.
Join with me and renew your commitment to
Oregon and America. Together, we can,
“mutually pledge to each other our lives,
our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”