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4 years 29 weeks ago, 3:26 PM

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So here is my idea, and I welcome anyone's thoughts on this, but please keep them serious and I am serious about this.

I am thinking of running for senator in Arizona.

I am thinking I have no choice since there are 4 democrats running for district 2 and NO OTHER PARTIES AT ALL!

If I run I will do so as a libertarian, and I am thinking how crazy it is that I could actually win based only on the fact I would have no competition other than a failed party that is far out of favor.

What does everyone think?

Any ideas?

TL

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 3:36 PM

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I say go for it. There is always room to try new things.

4 years 29 weeks ago, 3:37 PM

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I can't help but think it is crazy! I wonder how much mud slinging I will haev to put up with and if anyone will actually have the guts to vote outside the 2 party box...

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 3:39 PM

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Run whats the least that can happen. Run you might just win.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 3:43 PM

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If I win it would be an amazing day for Arizona!

I would actually work my butt off to make our home a better place!

I would try to utilize the media as Ronald Regan did as a powerful vanguard to express your policies directly to the public. My goal would be to provide transparency in government that would allow people to actuall know what is happening in their country.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 3:40 PM

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Politics really aint my strong point. I know very little on the subject. All I can say is give it ya best shot. I wish you luck pal.

4 years 29 weeks ago, 3:41 PM

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I stand for:

- Immigration Reform
- Secure Borders
- Free Market Economy = NO BAIL OUTS!
- No New Taxes!!!
- Minimally invasive government
- Tax Reform
- Better schools and prioritizing education!
- Start using the old "Join the army or go to jail" program! Use criminals to fight wars instead of forcing national guard and reservists to accept stop loss programs that they never really thought would have existed.
- Truth in polics stratagy = When you ask a question I give a real answer, not a run around!

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 4:19 PM

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No president of the 20th century had a more positive and enduring influence than Ronald Reagan, who was born 99 years ago today. Other presidents, from Wilson to FDR, exceeded Reagan in their impact, but much of it was negative. Sure, they won wars, but they almost destroyed the American economy as well.Reagan, by contrast, won the Cold War and also revived the American economy from decades of abuse. He was successful both at home and abroad.

Since President Reagan left the White House in 1989, the U. S. has stumbled, so it is wise to ponder why Reagan did so well. Was it natural intelligence or careful political training? Not really—and that fact both galls and baffles his critics. Reagan was a C student at lowly Eureka College and from there he went into small-town broadcasting, and then to Hollywood. He didn’t try to be governor of California until he was 55 years old.

Reagan had three parts to his genius. First, he was a visionary; he believed that people wanted freedom and would do well when more of it was given to them. Whether he was undermining the Soviets, challenging an unlawful union, or deregulating oil production he tried to move in a consistent direction of greater freedom and less government. According to Dinesh D’Souza, “Reagan’s greatness derives in large part from the fact that he was a visionary—a conceptualizer who was able to see the world differently from the way it was.” Reagan knew where he wanted to go: Jimmy Carter, by contrast, had multiple plans to create energy, to generate revenue, and to cut inflation. Often they were contradictory; all of them failed. Reagan was more consistent because he had vision: He knew where he wanted to go and how he wanted to get there.

Second, Reagan had character, and in the eyes of America’s Founders, character was a necessary ingredient for greatness. Reagan stood for a set of ideas, and when trouble came he looked not to polls, but instead he applied courage, kindness, and persistence to achieve his ends. At the end of his presidency, his critics—from Sam Donaldson to Ted Kennedy—admitted that Reagan had changed the world and had done so with candor and honesty.

Third, Reagan was teachable. That trait was essential. If one has vision and character, he must also be teachable to make his life flow in a constructive direction. Course corrections are needed because none of us has life figured out at age thirty. We have to believe in something and we have force of character, but we also have to be ready to modify.

When Reagan reached adulthood, he supported FDR for president. People (like those in his family) were hungry and FDR gave them jobs. Big government seemed to be an answer. But as he grew older and worked with the public he saw the tyranny of federal power. Also, he began to realize that no nation could spend its way into prosperity.

Reagan had lived through the 1920s and 1930s and he reconsidered the evidence for cutting tax rates. The Twenties were the prosperous decade of tax cuts and the Thirties were the depressed decade of tax hikes. He began to believe that connection was more than coincidence. When the U. S. economy went into to a tailspin in the 1970s, Reagan saw the price controls under Nixon and the restrictions on oil production under Carter as being a problem, not a solution.

Free up the economy, Reagan argued, by cutting tax rates. In the midst of the Carter fiasco, during a radio show on October 18, 1977, Reagan pointed to history to give his countrymen lessons. “We’ve tried spending our way to prosperity for more than four decades and it hasn’t worked. . . . Twice in this century, in the 1920’s and in the early 60’s we cut taxes substantially and the stimulant to the economy was substantial and immediate.”

Reagan was teachable. He had modified his ideas, and he would use his vision and character to implement these tax cuts when he became president. Sure enough, he brought rates down for all taxpayers and, as he predicted, revenue to the government actually increased when we gave more liberty to Americans to invest in their country. This dose of freedom was somewhat expanded by capital gains cuts under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. From 1982 to 2007, the U. S. economy more than doubled in economic growth, and we led the world with an ever increasing standard of living and relatively low unemployment.

We owe that freedom and prosperity that so many of us experienced during those years to the vision, the character, and the teachable qualities of President Ronald Reagan.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 4:23 PM

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Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan was "The Great Communicator"

He was not a politician, but an actor that felt compelled to do more. His wife's actions during his funeral show a very personal and impressive side to him in that she showed so much genuine love for him it was amazing.

He would have to be the best in my lifetime, but again from teh 1970's and on there are not many choices to showcase any real greatness...

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 4:33 PM

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If nothing else, get your name on the ballot, then you will see how much support you can get.
Republicans, Libertarians and Tea Baggers! Probly win in a landslide.
GO Buddy GO!

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 4:37 PM

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I would throw an interesting inauguration party!

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 4:42 PM

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I most likely aint moving, so, I can't vote for you.
You seem like the kind of guy who will be able to keep your head out of the mud in DC though.
Goog luck! Go for it bud. Really, too many good people won't run because they might not win.
Kinda like playing the lottery, you dang sure won't win if you don't play.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 5:01 PM

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It will be interesting to see what happens!

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 5:02 PM

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http://biggovernment.com/bfolsom/2010/02/06/why-was-ronald-reagan-the-gr...

One ought to attribute and give credit when one copies someone else's work.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 5:03 PM

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Ok, I was lost for a moment, I thought you were saying I was plagerizing, but then I read your link and realized you were not talking to me...

Blonde moment...

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 5:04 PM

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I hadn't realized the thread started further back up. I changed the heading. It was me who screwed up.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 4:43 PM

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The fam is home!!!!

See ya'll tomorrow!

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 5:03 PM

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Senators are elected on a statewide basis.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 9:58 AM

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You start though in smaller areas for the primary to figure out who will actuall be on the ballat... I am not a political expert at all, so I am meeting with some people on monday to see how much assistance I can get, and what I really need to do.

At the least it will be interesting trying...

TL

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 5:17 PM

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why not the

republican party?

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 29 weeks ago, 5:26 PM

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I alwways thought I was a republican, but recently have felt more than disenfranchised with the impotence of parties in general.

I feel the Libertarian party is more to my preferences, and it focuses on liberty and non governmental intrusion. I am still somewhat republican, and somewhat constitutionalist as well. The democrats and republicans seem to have both strayed into more of a war between parties approach to government instead of trying to work together to solve problems and make America GREAT!

I want to make America a GREAT place to live and somewhere you can be proud to be a part of.

Best Regards TL “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ---Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)
4 years 29 weeks ago, 5:32 PM

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Go for it TL

just becareful for what you wish for because you just might get it lol Good Luck!!!

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 10:01 AM

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Imagine me in government!

It would be amazing to be able to make a difference in our country!

Imagine feeling the pride of being an American swell and the patriotism we could experience if our government started to work only for us and not against us...

Best Regards TL “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ---Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)
4 years 29 weeks ago, 5:38 PM

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Both senators now serving are Republicans. McCain is the only one up for re-election. The current REPRESENTATIVE of Arizona District 2 is Trent Franks, also a republican. Are you talking the state senate rather than the Federal senate?

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 10:01 AM

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Yes, State Senate....

I don't think I can beat McCain or anyone like that in my first political attempt...

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 5:43 PM

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TL, I really, really hope you do. I would vote for you but, I live in Kali and have my own problems to deal with.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 10:02 AM

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Move to Arizona and many of your problems will be a memory!

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 6:08 PM

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You are correct Schuyler, after pasting it I realized I had not included it but no way to edit. Was going to just post again but got caught up with the kids, yes you are right give credit to whom wrote it always.

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