Monday, March 7, 2011

Why Am I Running for the United States Senate??

Some of you may be wondering why I am even trying to run for the United States Senate. Well, the answer is simple.

First of all aside from the fact that as an American it is my right to participate in the political process that makes this country the greatest nation on the planet. I feel that I can bring a lot more to the table than most of these individuals who have no true life experience.

It’s difficult for a representative to know and understand what his or her constituents have experienced, lived through, and fought for in their lives unless they have done the same. In many cases those who are elected to office come from a life of privilege where they have never had to go through hardly any of the difficulties that life throws in their faces.

None of them have been homeless and had to live on the streets or learn how to eat from garbage cans. None of them have had to sleep under bridges or figure out how to stay warm at night or even survive illnesses that are endemic to that lifestyle.

None of them had had to watch as a loved one gets ill and there is no way to buy the medications that they need in order to get better, and slowly watch them die. Or for that matter is able to bury them with the dignity that they didn’t have in life.

Most importantly, none of them have had to suffer the pain of hunger or starvation or sacrifice in order to see to it that their children eat and have nourishment so that they can continue in life, trying to be better than their parents and seek the American Dream that their parents were not able to achieve for one reason or another.

And none of them have had to fight their way back from the brink of total destruction as a human-being and better themselves for their families and for themselves.

Many who are in politics have no understanding of what it means to live on the edge. For the most part their difficulties lay in how they are going to fund their elections, or what school they are going to send their children. What restaurant they are going to eat at or where their going to spend their vacation.

One of the biggest problems is that many don’t understand that politics is not just about ideas and solutions, it is also about experience. It is about applying that experience to the solutions and applying common sense gained through experience.

Interestingly, the difference between the Republicans and Conservatives and the Democrat’s and Liberals is that the Republicans want to find solutions that will give those in need a hand up not a hand out. The Democrat’s want to give a hand out and continues to keep those in need in the circumstances that they are in, in order to say that they are helping.

The old biblical saying “that if you give a man a fish he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish he’ll eat for the rest of his life” certainly applies to the republican philosophy, whereas the Democrats just want to keep giving out fish.

Here again lays a trap. With the current welfare system that exist within our nation its more economical for those who are on the system to stay in the system simply because when they make an effort to get out of it they are penalized for their efforts.

What neither the Republican Party or the Democratic Party seem to understand is that there is a reason for the welfare system continuing to exist despite their best efforts.

It is here that the application of common sense and experience can solve the problem.

Back to the question of why. . .

As each day goes by I see the difficulties that the American People are experiencing. I also understand those difficulties because I am also experiencing them. I know that with good common sense these difficulties can be solved and that if we take a small step back to what we once were we can once again become a power to recon with.

I also understand that as a member of the Senate I would have the opportunity to help the people and the nation to solve problems and create a whole new way of dealing with such things as taxes, healthcare, and states rights.

It doesn’t take a genius to know that as a member of the House or Senate, ANYTHING that one representative does effects not only his or her constituents that voted them into office, but that it effects the entire nation.

Our founding fathers knew this to be the case, and this is why the constitution of the United States was written in the manner that it was. The power of government should and must be limited and it is the states that must take control of what happens within their boundaries.

The Founding Fathers also were far sighted enough to know that there would come a time when it would be necessary for the American People to stand up and fight back against a government that has gone insane with power.

It is my hope and desire to see to it that somehow or other common sense is once again brought to the table and that our nation once again rises like the Phoenix out of the ashes and reclaims that glory that is hers.

Examples & Explanations: Constitutional Law: National Power & Federalism, 5th Ed.