This is the link to the Bloomberg review of the latest House Benghazi Committee Report. I encourage you to read it (and the Democrats’ minority opinion. Apparently, the report’s bottom line is that some folks in the government should have been better prepared and responded faster!
I would like for the House and Senate take that admonishment to heart with regard to the Zika virus... Read More
One of the unquestioned benefits of a strong national government is the ability to share the cost of a natural disaster across the entire nation. The cost of Superstorm Sandy was too much for New Jersey alone. There is a natural disaster looming and our legislators are playing politics with the funds to prepare. Not only could preparation contain the cost of this disaster, but it could protect the lives and health of thousands. Read More
Recently I received this request for my stance: “As a concerned voter, I would like to know what your plan is to stabilize the national debt and secure the economy and our future.
As the long-term debt continues to grow, it will hurt our economy, and investment in critical programs like education, infrastructure and R&D will continue to shrink.
But there's still time for a solution. Please make the national debt a priority in the upcoming election, and tell the voters about your fiscal plan.”
This is from a GOP voter and very similar to queries other candidates have received. I hope those who send these messages are really interested in the solution to this problem, not just defending one point of view.
To stabilize the debt I will... Read More
After reading a release from Liberty Counsel of Florida one could surmise this was the action taken by the Alabama Supreme Court. “Today, in a 170-page ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court rejected the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage opinion by issuing its own Judgment in favor of Liberty Counsel’s Petition for Mandamus. In the petition, Liberty Counsel demanded on behalf of its Alabama clients... Read More
Currently there are passionate calls for drastic action to make draconian reductions to the National Debt. We have heard these calls since the recession began. The reasoning appears sound on the surface, drastically reduce the debt prior to catastrophe. Interestingly the countries that followed these tactics in 2008 have not yet equaled the growth of the US economy. Their GDP has struggled and their debt has not improved, and their economy has suffered. Eventually these countries emulated the stimulus that has slowly improved our situation. One can simply look at Japan to see a debt load that reached 250% of GDP, before they began an effort to stimulate the economy. Read More
"The United States debt, foreign and domestic, was the price of liberty. The faith of America has been repeatedly pledged for it... Among ourselves, the most enlightened friends of good government are those whose expectations of prompt payment are the highest. To justify and preserve their confidence; to promote the increasing respectability of the American name; to answer the calls of justice; to restore landed property to its due value; to furnish new resources, both to agriculture and commerce; to cement more closely the Union of the States; to add to their security against foreign attack; to establish public order on the basis of an upright and liberal policy; these are the great and invaluable ends to be secured by a proper and adequate provision, at the present period, for the support of public credit." ... Read More
In a recent meeting with an influential Irish Theologian he made the comment that the conflict in Northern Ireland was resolved when both sides tired of the bloodshed and revenge attacks. He stated that eventually the majority got tired of the constant killing and the injury of their neighbors. Remembering old offences no longer justified the chaos.
My choice to run for US Congress partially reflects those sentiments. It is time to stop yelling... Read More
---In an effort to show this is an opinion and not a fact that should divide the US, let’s consider there may be another interpretation.
During the Debate on 10/28/2015 a former minister, and other candidates, stated that the Government stole your money that was in the Social Security Trust Fund. Since no other candidate questioned this statement an uninformed listener could have reason to question the government. Please read on to see where the “money went.” ... Read More