A Moderate Voice in Radical Times
"The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people." --Thomas Jefferson
Like many I am tired of hearing about the evils of the other party, whether it be Republicans or Democrats. In order to distinquish voices among the crowd our leaders have gotten louder and have either gone far left or far right. People judge each other by party affiliation instead of intentions. It is hard to be heard unless you are extreme. This does not help our political systems to function. As a nation, as a state, we are paralyzed.
Many of us don't want to move backward to make America "great" again but want to move forward to make the future better than the past. I am bold enough to believe that we can begin to slowly bring things back to the center and still give a voice to those who are on the fringes.
To start with, we need to value the liberties of all people. We must stop focusing on how people live their personal lives. Instead we need to make certain that EVERY tax dollar is used wisely for the provision of the basics for all: good transportation. good health care, employment opportunities, quality education and preserving the environment without dampening the growth of our economy. Funding more and more social programs to place band-aids on hemorrhages is not the answer.
I hope you agree. If elected I will be a quiet voice in a noisy crowd but like butterflies spreading their wings we can begin a new movement that will empower your voice, my voice and the voices who are currently overwhelmed or are silent in the shadows of fear. (The butterfly effect is a concept that states that "small causes can have larger effects")
What do you care about?
I want to know what YOU think. Send me an email with your concerns or suggestions for the State of Oregon.