I am registered in neither
major party. I am running as an unaffiliated “citizen candidate”.
Voters are fleeing both parties. A majority of people think the
government has gone too far. I offer a more sane citizen-focused
philosophy and an approach for ALL citizens without the nastiness we see in
partisan politics. We must pick the correct opponent. It is not each
other. The opponent is the entrenched establishment in all three branches
of the government.
The real fight is less and
less about Dem versus Rep. The fight is more about ruling class versus citizen
class. The fight between D & R has become ridiculously polarized, forcing a
zero sum environment where no one can agree on anything and negotiation is now
a dirty word. Citizens and candidates are being forced to take
sometimes-ridiculous positions on issues just to pass litmus tests to be
accepted by “the party”.
I think there is a common
position for the people fighting with the federal government for liberty,
prosperity and safety. I think for the vast majority of citizens, the political
environment has become increasingly frustrating. They see the federal
bureaucrats continue to make the lives of citizens and their businesses
increasingly miserable while enriching their own lives. Someone needs to take a
stand. We need to come together as a citizenry against the excessive growth,
spending and power-grab by federal government.
People are not stupid.
They see these dynamics. We need to find leaders, even if the
projected outcome of any specific election is certain defeat. We have to
continue the fight.
men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the
strategy out of which victory is evolved". Sun Tzu (author of The Art of
In today’s environment we
see changing registration moving away from both major parties. It
is a mistake by the R’s to not to fight in every district. They use words
like “futile” and “unwinnable” when referencing the 1st CD.
But because they don’t fight, I do. I know people say
“it is about winning elections” and I get that. I believe Colorado
and CD1 is more liberty-focused than people think. Simply too many people
don’t vote because they have been convinced by the establishment that it is
Millennials (I refer to
“young people”) are less inclined to tradition and they are hurting from these
economic conditions. Obamacare is killing them. The job market is
downright nasty for them. They are starting to understand taxes and they are
understanding regulations more and more. They do not like the hand they have
This seat has been
cyclical from the beginning. The last
Republican in this seat was McKevitt in the early 70’s. History tells us that
it was a major discontent with the federal government that made this
happen. That seems similar to nowadays. This may be an opportunity--- a
gift. Schroeder and DeGette have had a
stranglehold for too long, no doubt. But I think the time is fast
approaching for a change. The national mood is dour but there still remains a
majority with “American DNA”. When you look the voting numbers here
in Denver… too much “silent majority”, in my opinion.
We cannot “leave the
battlefield” just because it seems "futile". It certainly is the easy
path. I am willing to choose the harder right path and continue
the fight because this is where I live and I am not willing to just sit by and
do nothing. Maybe my only role will be as a skirmisher. History
will tell. But I am sure that our founding fathers, when they penned the
last sentence of the Declaration of Independence were feeling a little exposed,
too. Facing the fear and enjoining the battle was the right thing
to do then. It is the right thing to do now.
So you may say that was
war, and this is politics. This IS a war... a war where the weapons are
ideas, values and people with votes. If we ignore this war, I am certain
it will eventually turn into a war where the weapons are more lethal.
Please consider these questions ….
IS IT TIME FOR A CHANGE IN CONGRESS?
* Is the federal government out of
* Is The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
* Is the national debt making you
* Are the scandals in many federal
agencies a real problem of integrity and security?
* Is Congress completely ineffective
with gridlock and self-serving policies? Are both political parties to blame?
* Are you worried about the USA being
able to maintain its place as a world leader?
* Should Congress think more about YOU?
If you answered YES to any of these questions,
You want a new Congress. We deserve
a better Congress!
Vote for an INDEPENDENT VOICE.
- BELIEVES IN SMALLER GOVERNMENT
- WANTS ALL AMERICANS TO BE HAPPY AND SAFE AND ABLE TO PURSUE THEIR
- BELIEVES IN AMERICA
- Veteran. West Point Graduate
- Long time Colorado resident---more than 20 years
- Business Owner
- Married; Father of two daughters, one stepson
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