I'm a registered Democrat, but have worked to be on the ballot as an Independent Democrat, unconstrained by the party, so that the voters have a choice this year; I can provide my experience, independence and conservative values in a solutions based approach at the Connecticut State Legislature.
Sometimes local party committees become about patronage thus becoming ineffective representations of the old democrat party. A party of virtue, a party originally constructed in the interest of the free market and the people. These local committees, like the one here in town, one wouldn't think they had anything at all to do with that movement that was founded by patriots for the people, the party of Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams; our job was to protect the freedoms won by the revolutionary generation. Our mission was to ensure local control and local decision making. But when I am elected, I will get us back to the basics, representing all of the people, regardless of their political affiliation, and serving as an effective public policy administrator.
"With a little under two months for the deadline, I am thankful and proud of the 70 local citizens who have thus far pledged their support and assistance in this quest to be placed on the ballot so that they may have a choice this November. It is a great opportunity that we have to reinvigorate authentic democracy, and I pledge my determination to steadfastly serve them; the diversity of ideas of cultures and peoples makes this style of governance the most satisfying as I always enjoy speaking with the people of this great land. Its time for new leadership and both the elites and the people recognize this.
The definition of insanity is voting, over and over for the same people and expecting different results. At the most crucial moments when leadership is needed, we need someone who will be the strong face of the people. The two key achievable issues for us include tax reform, ensuring that the town receives its fair share of state dollars, by providing oversight on monies allotted to traditionally urban districts which are rewarded for partisan reasons.
These ghetto dollars frequently do not find their way to the people who need them and there is little to show for the effort and expense. Secondly, we must look to comprehensive education reform during this age of declining public schools. A free society needs an educated population, we have lost the fundamental theories behind education in favor of the bickering politics of unions and private school advocates.
We should look at the potential that exists to achieve the twofold goal of workforce preparation and the handing down of essential knowledge that should be taught in our grammar schools. A young adult should be an empowered, independent person with a world of opportunity in front of them, we are not teaching the growth of the individual when we merely use our High Schools as feeder schools to local mediocre post secondary institutions.
Gone are the days where children learned an employable trade or were given the resources to be self sustaining. A values based christian moral education is something that served as the foundation of our children's study, rhetoric must not be replacing results. Only competent, professional political administrators can help guide our community into the future, local governance is no longer the reward for political friendship, accordingly we don't need a tavern owner nor other service based businessmen.
Vacuum cleaning salesmen or other 'professions' may be well and good. I'll never slight a man who enjoys besting regional sales goals, but now is not the time for such experimentation as political leaders."