I am running for Congress as a candidate for independently voting Wisconsin citizens. The US House of Representatives has been controlled by the Republican Party and the Democratic Party for decades and they have made a mess of it, haven’t they?
The two parties that got us into this mess will not be the ones to get us out.
My platform is simple:
from government interference in your daily life. Both Republicans and Democrats have voted for legislation that expands federal power over citizens. Take the Patriot Act enacted in 2001, for example, that allows government to monitor private citizens without cause or warrant. Or the Consumer Product Safety Commission by a ruling, in 2010, that even goes as far as to control what you buy and sell at your garage sale
This is not freedom. This is oppression. Our founding fathers recognized that we have the freedom to decide what is best for ourselves. Under the Republican and Democratic Parties this freedom is under attack every day. We used to have the freedom to be anonymous in public places but this is vanishing with every camera on every street corner. We used to have the freedom to go about our private lives, but the federal government is working with private businesses to know everything we buy and everything we view on TV and on the internet.
I will work to reverse those laws that violate the Bill of Rights. As the Fourth Amendment says “The Right of the People to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
The RESPONSIBILITY to manage our own lives is undermined at the federal level by both political parties. Today, the two political parties decide what is best and then use the force of law to make us comply with their ideology. One party wants to erect barriers to obtain contraception and the other party wants to prevent you from having a gun. Both political parties are willing to take away the rights of responsible people in order to prevent what they think are irresponsible outcomes. They don’t trust you to do what is right for you. Government should not take away your right to live your life the way you see fit.
As your representative, I will work to ensure the federal government recognizes us as responsible people. Among many things, I respect your right to bear arms and obtain contraception. I will oppose excessive gun control legislation and controls on reproduction that assumes you are irresponsible. I will work to make sure the government stops punishing you, the responsible person, with pat downs and searches and instead focus on the real threats that actually give cause for suspicion. I will support your right to hold your government responsible and protest, and I will work to reverse the decisions that force you to be herded into “free speech” zones.
CHOICE for us to decide what is best for ourselves and our circumstances. When companies manipulate the market to restrict a consumer’s choice, it is a crime. When government intervenes to restrict a citizen’s choice, it is oppression. A healthcare plan that does not permit you to choose is oppressive. Legislation that prevents the sale of products or only allows certain products in the market limits your ability to choose. The federal government should not be choosing winners and losers. (Remember the incandescent light bulb? A product that was outlawed not because it was unsafe but because it was energy inefficient. ) Instead, government should be ensuring that companies and organizations are not manipulating the markets to restrict our choices. We should be protected from controls that limit our options and not be subjected to these self-same controls through the force of governmental law.
Help me return our government to reasonableness instead of partisan extremism.
Think differently and vote independently in 2012.