On McCain’s Choice

August 29, 2008

Congratulations to Sen. McCain on a strategic masterstroke in selecting Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Sen. Obama likes to talk about change, but working Americans know that change is an action.  McCain’s record shows that he is change in action. His selection of Palin puts yet another crack in the much talked about glass ceiling.  And she is a great American! 


When Democrats offer change it invariably arrives inside the Trojan horse of big government.  McCain and the G.O.P. are offering change that will protect individual liberty. 


Vote on the Issues

August 26, 2008

This may sound strange coming from a Republican, but cheers for Ted Kennedy.  I am well aware, as the son of a cancer survivor, of the courage required to battle such an illness.  My heart is with my opponent, Patrick Kennedy, and his father on this issue.  Sometimes we have to be human beings instead of Republicans and Democrats.  Everyone deserves to be healthy.


In November you will be casting ballots in support of candidates who will be custodians of Rhode Island’s and America’s economic health.  This should be more than a popularity contest.  Patrick Kennedy has represented Rhode Island’s first district since 1994 and it is time for change.  Mr. Kennedy continues to support policies that consolidate government power at the expense of individual liberty. 


My opponent voted to send congress on a five week vacation without addressing the energy crisis.  Our wallets are suffering as a result.  Congress must lift its ban on offshore drilling.  Countries like Brazil have become completely energy self-sufficient while our elected officials work to obstruct energy development.


Mr. Kennedy believes that the government should decide where Rhode Island kids go to school, and determine the type of health care coverage they should receive.  He is wrong.  These choices should be made by individuals. 


It is okay to root for the Kennedy’s personally but vote against them because of their policies.  Patrick Kennedy’s ideas are wrong for Rhode Island. 

Allow me this moment to applaud Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives for exercising political courage on behalf of the American people.  Last week’s Republican floor revolt was an appropriate response to the Democratic majority’s unacceptable failure to address our nation’s energy concerns. 
America faces an energy crisis that threatens our economy, standard of living and national security.  Real leaders act in times of crisis.  Nancy Pelosi, Patrick Kennedy and the Democratic majority failed America on Friday.  They should be replaced. 
Congress created this energy crisis, common sense can solve it.  Congress must authorize more drilling.  At the same time we need to pursue all alternative energy options including wind projects such as Cape Wind. We need to create solar panels, build nuclear power plants and use more natural gas.  Every energy option must be placed on the table.  Energy prices will drop when the supply increases.      
The people of Rhode Island need representatives who are patriots first and party members second.  Those who feel well served by the Democratic majority’s failure to address the energy crisis should vote to send our current representatives back to Washington.  Those being harmed by the burden of unprecedented and unnecessarily high fuel costs should vote for new representation in November.