Saturday, April 29, 2006

Review of a Campaign of Principles

With your help, we can replace the liberal ideals, liberal philosophy, and most importantly the liberal votes which Senator DeWine has exhibited over the past eleven years with our shared conservative principles, to:

  • Protect and Defend the Sanctity of Life. I oppose abortion in all cases with the rare exception of protecting the life of the mother when the decision must be made as to which life will be saved. I also oppose human cloning;

  • Protect Traditional Marriage. I feel that marriage is a sacred bond between one man and one woman and that states should not be forced to recognize same-sex unions.

  • Protect and Defend the Constitution. As your Senator, you have my solemn word I will protect and defend the Constitution with special assurances to protect America’s “first freedom” – the 2nd Amendment;

  • Less taxes and less regulation. Let’s renew the Reagan Revolution and free the spirit of American enterprise. We must make permanent the tax cuts enacted earlier and revise the Tax Code, and stay the hands of unelected federal bureaucrats who hamper small business creation and

  • Reign in federal spending. Pork, earmarks, uncontrolled growth in entitlement programs, and unnecessary spending will enslave our children into an intolerable level of debt. I will join Senators Coburn, Ensign, and DeMint to form a foursome of former small business owners who understand the need to balance the budget to reverse the fiscal “bad habits” of the past;

  • Develop a real national energy program. America needs to be energy independent and will require the policy and the political will to make this happen. Developing all our natural resources will be required, including drilling in ANWR;

  • Work to form a coalition to dismantle the Department of Education. We must eliminate federal mandates and return education to State and local control – it is what the Constitution demands. Thirty years of a Secretary of Education in the President’s Cabinet, a Department of Education, a lot of money, and mandates have failed to reverse the trend of a failing public school system;

  • Secure border and control illegal immigration. A country that does not protect its borders will soon disappear. Our nation, built upon a foundation of the rule of law, must ensure that all laws are enforced or anarchy will reign – and, that applies to illegal immigrants and the businesses who employ them. Add the real threat of terrorism and there are plenty of reasons to secure our borders;

  • Address the crisis in the Judiciary. I will work to expose and correct the imbalanced case load versus staffing issues in the judiciary, and ensure that the President’s judicial nominations receive their “day in court” without delay by filibusters, which result in more vacant seats on the bench – justice not served is justice denied; and

  • Enact tort reform. We must eliminate frivolous lawsuits that benefit nobody other than the lawyers;

  • Finally - I do not, nor will I ever, subscribe to today’s prevailing attitude that Massachusetts and New York have sole patent rights for out-spoken Senators. I will speak out about the issues listed above and I will not hesitate to challenge my colleagues on the other side of the aisle who work against our “common sense” approach to these critical issues.

    The positions listed above are but a few of my central concerns. You may have noticed that Senator Mike DeWine supports the first one, recently began to support the second, and has either voted against one or more of the remaining OR not concerned himself with any of these “big” issues. I can and will do much better, but I need your help on Tuesday, May 2nd.

    William G. Pierce, P.E.


    Anonymous N.Palmquist said...

    What is the position concerning the raising of campaign funds from contributors from outside of the districts Bill would represent?

    Mon May 28, 06:40:00 PM EDT  
    Blogger Matt Hurley said...

    I don't want to speak for Mr. Pierce, but I'm not a big fan of taking donations from outside of the "district" or area that you represent. In this case, the campaign was a statewide run for the United States Senate...I'd expect that the bulk of donations would come from here, but I do know that getting funding for a statewide campaign is tough and sometimes you have to accept funding from sources outside of the state. It is a catch 22 and a real sticky situation for candidates and campaign staffers alike.

    Mon May 28, 10:15:00 PM EDT  
    Anonymous npalmquist said...

    Thank you for answering my comments.

    I see Mr. Pierce wants tax cuts and a revised Tax Code. If he runs again, I believe it would be useful to know what he thinks about the possibility of abolishing the IRS.

    Would he consider using the historical data that has been collected over the years by the IRS and apply different taxation models to see if we can project that there is something better we can be doing in the future?

    Sat Sep 01, 10:42:00 AM EDT  
    Blogger Matt Hurley said...

    I've forwarded your comment on to Mr. Pierce as I am not sure what his position is/was on that issue. I'll get back to you here as soon as I can.

    Sat Sep 01, 02:04:00 PM EDT  

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