Campaign over, thanks for your vote! See ya next time!
|I'm a person who loves good
ol' American freedom even in this day and age of fear and
I have no agenda other than "It's good to live in
Jefferson County Colorado and I'd like to keep it that
There are some things that could be improved. You
probably know more about that than I do.
You can contact our campaign at
Or send us some money. We don't need a lot, just
enough to remind anyone who's paying attention that
We who live in Colorado live in the penthouse, so to speak, of
the mightiest empire in the history of humankind.
We are the most privileged people on the planet!
The short story is that I just what to keep Jefferson County and
Colorado like that for my four grandkids.
The longer story is that politics has grown pretty toxic. There
certainly is a lot of shouting. To me it sounds pretty foolish.
We should chill out a little and work together.
There are plenty of things to work for as a Jeffco
representative, for example:
Let's work on these sorts of thing and avoid the politics of
So I'm running because hopefully if I get elected I won't be one
of the sillies who contribute to making things worse!
PS If elected I promise to try to learn to tie my necktie
The following positions are presented blog-style in reverse chronological order, not in order of importance!
It is my belief that animals must be treated humanely. Science
agrees nowadays with our intuitive grasp that animals are
sentient, rational beings. I specifically oppose the diversion of
riding horses to slaughterhouses. My two horsewoman daughters
would not vote for me if I did not put that on my website!
The police must not become a society apart, protecting "order"
instead of "the people". I point no fingers, but recent events
show we Americans are on the edge of a precipice. Does the
Jefferson County Sheriff really need the armored personnel carrier
which that department recently acquired through the Pentagon's
1033 program? It certainly would not have helped at Columbine High
School, the most egregious breach of public order which I can
recall in Jeffco.
The long-running human rights crime known as the War on Drugs is
fading, but there are still too many people in prison, sometimes
for things that are now legal. I'm not sure the Colorado Assembly
has yet taken enough steps to free the prisoners of the war on
marijuana. If I am elected, I will strive to keep this issue front
and center until more of the injustice is redressed. Further, I
will work to end the "War On" mentality, which is really a sort of
governmental illness, the sick, sick, sick belief that domestic
social problems can be solved by "War On" some subset of our own
countrymen and countrywomen.
"Global warming" is media buzz. "Industrial civilization's
effluents as an influence on climate change" is science. The
former is misleading, as, for instance, melting icecaps on a
warming planet can cause colder winters. "Global warming" serves
corporatist interests and their media boosters as a tool to deny
established science. Educated voters will always vote with
science, but be aware that government solutions to the crisis in
climate change are often shell games arranged to conceal business
as usual. Real change will come about when responsible individual
citizens learn to use less energy.