Posts Tagged ‘TN 5th District’

Misinformation strikes again

July 5, 2010

This past weekend, an article in the Examiner quoted a couple of other candidates in the 2010 GOP Primary for Tennessee’s Fifth District Congressional election misrepresenting some of my positions. So, in order to clear things up, I put together a brief response to the article in order to make sure the voters know my positions on the issues discussed at the GOP meeting Saturday morning.



What kind of responsibility?

May 13, 2010

Fiduciary: (fuh-doo-she-air-e) adj.  of, relating to, or involving a confidence or trust, held or founded in confidence or trust, holding in trust…

My own phonetic representation of this important word is a bit off the standard phonetic structure, but I hope you get the point.  It is important to revisit the definition of this word (here and here) as it affects the very future of the republic.


What motivates action in politics?

April 22, 2010

There has been a flurry of political activity over the past few days in Washington D.C. The big story is a Finance Regulation bill being discussed mainly in the Senate at this point. What makes the whole situation so interesting is that this appears to be a more bi-partisan effort than any other measure that has been such a big issue. The regulation is really gaining traction related to the recent Goldman-Sachs fraud allegations being made by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).

Why the sudden move for action? I think the obvious answer is that “We the People” have demanded regulatory reform from our Senators and Representatives. However, I wonder if that is truly the reason.

The current approval rating of our Legislative Branch is hovering around 22%. One could take the position that our legislators are not only seeing the writing on the wall, but that they actually might be reading the words.

This fall promises to bring about some major changes in personnel in Washington. My hope is that the reason this legislation is being considered is the right one; that we could finally begin repairing the problems with our economic system and begin treading the road to recovery.

What do you believe in?

April 14, 2010

My wife and I have been blessed with three wonderful children. If you don’t know us very well, you should know that our children mean the world to us. As of April 3rd, we also have three grandsons. It’s hard to see how life could be better.


Reclaiming the birthright

April 5, 2010

I learned the bible story of Jacob and Esau as a child. The younger son, Jacob, was the momma’s boy. Esau, the older, was the he-man who hunted and brought great food home for his dad. One day Esau came in from hunting, famished. Rather than prepare a meal, he sold his “birthright” to his younger brother for a meal. This need for immediate comfort illustrates human nature at its worst. Though he wanted his birthright back, his short-sighted vision caused an irreversible consequence.

The Time for Talk is over

March 16, 2010

This past week, the President proclaimed that the time for talking about his Government-controlled health insurance legislation is “over”. “The American people deserve an up or down vote.” Sounded good. Since then, the President has fired up the Presidential 747 time and time again to visit the states and districts of Representatives whose vote he needs to pass this liberty-killing, budget-busting legislation.