Just over the last week, there has been enough major stories come out of the Obama White House to leave just about everyone scratching their heads and wondering what we can expect next. And while we keep reading about things like the President asking Congress to raise our debt ceiling to over $10trillion dollars, to having unconditional talks with dictators who want to harm us, to an administration who wants to nationalize our health care system, we want to know what we can do to put a stop to things like this.
The first thing is we start at home. We start by electing people that will go to Washington and represent the First District not Washington being represented in the First District. Congressman Berry has, for 14 years, served in a capacity that has over time become less and less beneficial for voters. Just this last week, Congressman Berry said publicly that he is supportive of a public option on health care and it is not a deal breaker for him. Congressman Berry has also voted, just this year, to nationalize some of our largest banks and automotive companies. And while these companies and programs are getting billions of our tax dollars, the average American citizen still does not have the job he or she lost this year or last. They still don’t have the promise of better days ahead. And there is no prospect of either of those coming true any time soon.
I want to be the person you send to Washington that will take conservative values, principles, and leadership back and exhibit those on a daily basis. I am a true conservative and I don’t need any caucus to label me otherwise. I believe in spending within our means as a nation and since I am the owner of my own company, I know I can not spend money I do not have.
I understand the many implications that our fiscal policy has on our ag policy. You can not have good ag policy if you don’t have good fiscal policy. Congressman Berry does not represent the single greatest aspect of the First District in our farmers and ag producers and as your next Representative, I will be your voice in one of the most critical aspects of our district.
Lastly, I am a veteran. I have served in the current flash point of Afghanistan and Pakistan and understand what it means to operate during a time of war. I understand the issues, the challenges, and the problems our veterans face in being one. Congressman Berry is not a veteran and can only understand so much what it means to have served, to come home, and to be faced with the many issues our veterans are faced with.
With your help, we will start here, in the First District, and take conservative principles, values, and leadership to Washington so our collective voice can be heard again. It is time that we start fresh and I want to be the one who helps establish this new beginning. This is not an issue of Democrat or Republican. This is an issue of conservative principles over liberal ideologies. I believe that the people of the First District are ready for conservative representation.