OK. I now realize that from this point onward, having declared myself as a candidate for public office, my words will be scrutinized and used in many ways. That is completely fair.
They will be used by some to advance my hopes for the peaceful restoration of our country's values that have stood for more than 250 years, and have been destroyed in the past 2 years.
They will be shared and discussed by the many that believe as I do, and I will learn from others as they will learn from me.
They will be used by others to distort what I and many others believe in. I choose to try and engage those people and find agreement, knowing all along that I will not change many. I can live with that.
What I should not have to live with is meaningless attacks on me or my character by people who do not know me because I may post something they don't agree with or simply because they refuse to listen and engage with others to change what needs to be changed, but instead lash out in anger. This solves NOTHING and sets us all back.
I am all for Democrats who live by their Democratic Principles. I was registered as a Democrat for years. I was also registered as an independent most of my life, mainly because I search for the best candidate. But if I see a Democrat who will not stand by those principles, I will call them out the same as I will Republicans. I agree with all that 45 must go, but there are many behind him that also must go. That's where elections come in, and I have fought daily to effect that change. Everyone must vote, your vote does count!
I believe in the principles of the Democratic Party, and I have lived and will live by them. But at this time most politicians are bought and paid for by someone higher up who wants a return on their investment. Like it or not, that is reality!
We must get the big money out of our politics in order to affect real change! And we must rid ourselves of the cancer that is still growing in DC. We have been overtaken by a foreign government, and this cannot stand! #Resist2018