Well, let me explain a little why I am here and what I hope that we can achieve.
Quite frankly, I have taken this rather extraordinary step (for me) because I have come to the realization that it is no longer enough to sit on the sidelines and gripe & moan about the current state of affairs. I get the impression that all my prior attempts over the years at communicating with my representatives, letters to the editor, attending rallies, support groups, and recently tea parties – just don’t seem to be getting quite the traction they should be.
Do you feel the same way?
My frustration has driven me to join in the process of running for office. Perhaps this is a good thing.
For those that wish to read a summary of my life here in Maryland, you will find it in the About page.
This will tell you I am not your typical politician-wannabe. I am not a lawyer, maybe this is what we need less of on The Hill. I am technically oriented and understand how to budget projects, which could be a significant benefit.
I believe myself to be a conservative. Republican, but you probably figured that out by now. But even at that, I feel that being fiscally responsible and prudent is necessary at all levels. Certainly at home, even at work and doggone better be in government activities/jobs/services.
For most issues those of us concern ourselves with, I consider myself to be Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution, Pro-Bill of Rights (all 10, of course). I strongly believe in the Rule of Law but not Zero Tolerance. I believe in family and the responsibilities we have concerning our continued welfare for us all. These are affected by the choices that we make. Hopefully, we make the right choices. I insist we keep the ability to exercise our choices. That, and our individual freedoms along with that, are central to what has made our country the most desired place to want to live and grow.
And lastly (for now at least), thinking of truly recent events, I am deeply concerned that most (how many?) of our elected officials in Congress are currently voting, or about to, on bills that – they haven’t read, couldn’t read because of their sheer size and complexity, and Parliamentary procedures are seemingly being ignored. The unintended consequences can and would hurt us all because the haste to enact sweeping changes without being fully understood by anyone … it is just too mindboggling to conceive let alone think it could possibly be a good thing. I can’t see myself doing such a thing. So I can’t fathom how on earth our elected officials are in fact doing so.
This isn’t right. This isn’t fair – to us or to any one. Slow and steady wins the race – isn’t that something we have heard before? Isn’t that a good thing?
We need balance in our Capitol that I do not find right now.
I hope to assist in providing some of that balance and fiscal prudence.
That outcome depends on us. Not just one person. Us.