It took our Founding Fathers four months to write the United States Constitution! It has been been tried, tested and legally amended 27 times since 1787. No treaty with the United Nations, Executive Order or any other means should ever trump the United States Constitution.
The Presidential oath of office wording is specified in Article Two, Section One, Clause Eight: "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." How has that been going the past 7 years?
Ron Wyden has provided very little pushback against Obama's lies or his illegal activities: Benghazi, IRS, AP phone records, illegal immigration, Obamacare, gun control, ATF Fast and Furious and "I’ll pass my own laws."
It is long past time to restore a Constitutional Congress! Congress is broken, the only way to fix it is to elect officials dedicated to the Constitution and the preservation of the United States!
Amendment II to the Constitution: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed". Pretty simple. The Militia is you and me! It has nothing to do with hunting, it has everything to do with security! Gun control implies exactly what it says — control! The White House and Progressive Liberals in Congress do not have the guts to hold a Constitutional Convention and let the citizens of each state vote. They know it would never pass!
If people choose to not obey our laws it will be impossible to hire enough police officers! Given the response time in an emergency, I think every household should own a legal gun and be trained to handle it properly. Furthermore, I am in favor of eliminating "gun free zones" and allow licensed concealed carry in these areas. If a teacher or an administrator volunteers for this added responsibility -- God Bless them!
Gun confiscation -- NEVER!
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (Obamacare)
The Affordable Care Act is a lot of things, one thing it is NOT is AFFORDABLE!
Both senators have solidly backed this law from the start…puppy dogging Obama and senate democrats 100%. It contains 2,700 unread pages forced through Congress without any real debate, plus who knows how many pages of regulations written by unelected bureaucrats! We keep hearing horror stories about canceled policies, medical device taxes, increased premiums, increased deductibles, higher co-pays and medicines not covered! Costs are going up and up and exchanges are going out of business. Obamacare will ruin the greatest healthcare system in the world.
The fact is that President Obama, his administration and democratic senators have lied to us. Obama said "If you like your policy you can keep it - If you like your doctor you can keep him–Period." Millions of people have had their policies changed or canceled. The nations largest health insurer UnitedHealth Group just announced they may leave Obamacare in 2017 citing that its Affordable Care Act business hasn't met financial expectations while lowering its projected fourth-quarter revenue by $425 million.
Obamacare smells like population control to me! Abortion, data gathering, death panels, a pain pill when you are elderly and sick, and more taxes! My opinion is that most of the money generated by premiums and specialized taxes will just feed the ever growing bureaucracy and not go toward health care!
The Constitution does not give the Federal Government authority to provide or administer national health care! It should therefore be a matter taken up by each individual State. Obamacare will continue to suck money and jobs out of the economy and will be a major factor in driving up the national debt.
I will work for and vote for repeal of the Affordable Care Act and dismantle the bureaucracy created to administer it.
"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world." *
Several years have passed since the Senate has produced a budget. They keep using "base line budgeting" which is nothing more than taking what was spent last year and adding a percent of increase to it. This is very bad business practice! The Congress is not doing their job - they are shirking their fiduciary responsibility to the Citizens of our country by consistently increasing the debt limit! Long term government debt should only be used for high cost physical plant and structures that give the community jobs and a long lasting benefit. Long term debt should be scheduled for repayment before what is built wears out. Accumulating government debt should be no different from us, if we want to buy a new car or a house we make sure it fits the budget BEFORE we commit! It is only common sense. I would freeze the national debt and spend smarter by auditing each department and reducing waste. Congress has a spending problem and absolutely no oversight on what is spent! This great country should be lending NOT borrowing! Surely I am not the only one outraged by this fiscal corner we are painting ourselves into!
* Thomas Jefferson
JOBS AND ECONOMY
The rich do not need more tax - the poor need more private sector jobs!
Profit through capitalism is the engine that drives a thriving economy. The more profit, the more invested in plant and equipment, the more jobs. The more private sector jobs, the more money we have to spend and the cycle goes on and on. Government jobs will never stimulate the economy, they just cause more taxes! No amount of tax, borrow and spend will ever properly stimulate the private sector. It will only pick winners and losers (campaign contributors?) and interfere with supply and demand. We each owe close to $58,000 ($160,000 per tax payer) toward the our huge national debt and it will continue to bog down the economy and lower our standard of living.
John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan both lowered taxes to stimulate the economy. I think we need to do this again through a fair flat tax and simplified tax code. Many domestic corporations have billions of profit dollars parked overseas. It would be a good thing to change the tax code to encourage these companies to invest those dollars in plant and material in this country thereby creating jobs.
We should close the border and suspend all immigration immediately! I will never vote to give automatic citizenship or voting rights to illegal aliens. No matter what the Obama Administration says, we have about 20 million unemployed that need jobs! I believe we should put our American citizens first!
There is no data base with which to vet the Syrian refugees, therefore we should not allow any into the United States! Our policies should put American safety and security first.
SCANDALS AND LIES
"Fast and Furious", "Benghazi"; "National Security Agency"; "Internal Revenue Service"; "Obamacare"; Why has he locked up and spent millions protecting his college records? What is he hiding? What about his birth certificate? Why was he not vetted for eligibility BEFORE he was elected? As President he is sworn to uphold the Constitution and enforce the laws of the land. Instead he grants exemptions to and delays to mandates in Obamacare, issues Executive Orders to bypass Congress and chooses not enforce other laws (immigration). Why are not our members of Congress pushing back on these issues? Would you like some answers? I would!
I believe the Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators. Patriots that would come to the seat of government, do their duty and then return to their respective careers. The system has mutated itself into career politicians. I think terms of service should be limited to 12 years each for the House (six, two year terms) and the Senate (two, six year terms).
Unfortunately abortion is the law of the land. It is abhorrent to me and a trivialization of human life. I will work to repeal the law and to change the definition of when life begins to the moment of conception. Also, not one dollar of public tax revenue should be used for elective abortion. I promise to work to remove this immoral practice from our government.
Please read Psalms 139:13,14
SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE
The goal is to make Social Security solvent. The fix is going to be complicated. I suspect it will be a combination of (1) increased retirement age, (2) tax deductible and voluntary retirement savings supplement accounts that can be moved when an employee changes employers, (3) increased payroll deduction rate and (4) removing the payroll withholding from the U. S. Treasury and deposited into interest bearing annuities.
Please refer to the Association of Mature American Citizens website and search "AMAC Social Security Guarantee". You can view and print a copy if you like.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
It takes way too much money to run for public office! So much so that ordinary John and Jane Doe’s like you and I do not even try. I would like to defeat Senator Wyden by spending less than $750.00 per calendar year!
You can call me naive and idealistic, but here is the plan. My hope and prayer is that you will: 1) pray for me,
2) campaign for me by forwarding my website address to all your email contacts and ask them to do the same and
3) post my website to all your Facebook and Twitter friends and ask them to do the same.
By sending my website address to your friends in and out of state, eventually all Oregonians will get my message! Perhaps the Lord will use this website to inspire someone in another state to challenge a poorly performing incumbent!
In return for your effort I promise not to solicit or accept ANY campaign donations for either the Primary or the General Election! If I go to Washington - it will be because of you! I will not be beholding to big campaign contributors or lobbyist!
GOD IS NOT DEAD!!!
THE AMERICAN DREAM IS NOT DEAD — YET!