Can I Take Off the Kid Gloves Now? A Candidate Gets Candid.
Some of you aren’t going to like what I’m about to say, and by some, I mean those people who still think rhetoric passes for knowledge and not having a platform makes you more principled than one who does. I’m not going to name names, it’s not necessary. However, I am about to break the door open on this campaign, and what I am about to say holds true for every campaign and election in this country past, present, and future.
Every year it’s the same thing. It’s like a reverse game of “I Know You Are But What Am I?” between candidates trying to decide who’s more principled, with nothing coming of it besides personal attacks and massive amounts of rhetoric, and who gets screwed? We, the voters do. Our politicians continue to disguise themselves with patriotic phrases and terms, trying to endear themselves to a group of people with whom they usually have very little in common.
Well, I’ve had enough. I’ve had enough of pretending to put up with the BS I hear from candidates (in all races), and so I will from now on speak frankly to you, because I too am a voter. I vote for my reps just like everyone else, including the race I currently am a candidate in. So let’s begin.
I don’t know how to bake cookies, so sue me. However, I DO understand what the originalist intent of the founders is, have read the Debates in the Federal Convention, and I have researched plans for every issue I want to tackle in the State House. Maybe once I fix education, pass a 10th amendment resolution, and restore some common sense to this government, I’ll figure out a nice cookie recipe to bake.
It’s not difficult to look at myself and my opponents websites to see who has the most researched, informed, and prepared positions. I am prepared to debate on every single issue and I gladly issue this challenge openly to every single candidate in this race in any forum. Name a time and a place and I’ll be there. You won’t hear this from any of my opponents, because they have nothing to say past rhetoric and blanket statements with no foundation.
My ideas are built on a foundation of bricks, theirs are built upon hay and sticks. When Big Bad Wolf government comes to threaten our liberties, waste our money, and deteriorate our future, which house will you hide in?
Keep in mind folks that these are not personal attacks of character or integrity, or anything of that nature. I am above that, and all of my opponents on either side know that. Ideas, or a lack thereof is totally fair game, and I am going to call them like I see them. You can compare all of us within this race if you’d like, but you’re only going to find one candidate with coherent ideas and objective empirical evidence to truly win one for the Constitution. Go ahead and look, I’m confident that I’m right.
Being a neighbor doesn’t make you a representative. Neither does being a wife, grandmother, or Floridian (guess which of these I am). All these qualities do is imbue you with a sense of motive, that’s it. If I could put it in mathematical terms, Motive =/= Solutions. There’s something missing in that equation, and so it should look more like: Motive+Ideas+Research = Solutions. Unlike algebra, however, we can’t do reverse equations to figure out variables like Ideas when they don’t exist for us.
I’ve been told that I’m costing myself an election by putting my ideas out there. Is that what we really want? A representative voted in on the idea of “Don’t worry about the ideas I’ll propose, just trust me”? Really? Sounds like we already have that and it doesn’t really work. My humble suggestion is to achieve a different result by using a different method.
Go ahead. This is an open challenge to any of my detractors, both candidate and voter, regardless of party. I’ll show you what a real representative is when you do the comparisons.