"There is an exceptionally beneficial and fruitful advantage to be derived from the study of the past."
The Roman Republic exists as an ancient mirror to our current state. If we, as a nation, can learn from the mistakes of the past, perhaps our future will fare much better against the influx of tyranny.
Take a few moments and listen, or read this man's speech. It is a powerful message to the lovers of Liberty along us. ...
Last week I had the opportunity to join my family in honoring the graves of those that have passed on before me. Today, when you gather together and celebrate remember it's in honor of sacrifices our military men and women have made. Take time today to be grateful for the freedoms our military personnel protect on a daily basis.
I want to sincerely thank each and everyone person that came out yesterday to vote for me. I knew going into this that I was the underdog. Your support and votes mean a tremendous amount to me.
This race will definitely not be the last you hear from me. West Virginia still needs a voice of the people, and I still intend to be that voice. Again, thank you all, without you I could not have achieved what we did.
I started Primary Election Day with breakfast with my parents before heading to the polls. Our forefathers gave us an enormous privilege when they allowed us to vote and elect the people we wanted to represent us. Vote Dodrill today for West Virginia's future.
I consider myself blessed to have not only have my Mother but also my Grandmother with me to celebrate this Mother's Day. It seems such a small thank you for the years they have spent raising and guiding me through life. Take a few moments everyday, but especially today, to tell all the Mothers in your life how much you appreciate them.
I was invited to offer in depth information on my stances on a variety of issues. I am in the process of updating it at every free moment I get. Please take some time and look over it.
We were never meant to have men and women making whole careers out of being politicians. That leads to a disconnect between the people and their representation that is erosive to the way our forefather designed this country to run.
I will push for term limits, and yes I will limit myself to those term limits. Below is a link to Term Limits, an organization that seeks for candidates to pledge their willingness to seek and uphold term limits while in office.
As you'll see, what the party and media considers to be front-runners have not signed.
Companies need to succeed on their own power. Officials claim that bailouts save the markets from collapse, however anyone really watching can see the only thing bailouts have saved are the lobbyists’ interests. When companies make irresponsible market choices, the American taxpayers should not have to pay for it. The current market dominations by these failing mega corporations stifle free market competition and hinder the creativity natural to the American dream.
Do you believe that a Government shutdown is justified if the Federal spending authority is exceeded?
The federal government has functioned so long on borrowed money they have forgotten who holds the purse strings. When we, the common people, have no more money we have to stop spending. The federal government should not be any different.
While I don't agree with everything that this website posts, I do have to agree with this article. http://reason.com/…/the-dumbest-federal-policy-youll-read-ab
From the Solaris debacle to the continuing Ethanol movement, taxpayers are bearing the overwhelming burden of crony capitalism. Why is our government repeatedly "investing" our hard earned dollars in failing industries? Because they're clean? That's a joke, a marketing tool they pull over our eyes so they can pad their... own pockets. I will be the first to jump on board with truly clean and viable green alternatives, but I refuse to stand by while our politicians are controlling free market enterprise.
It's time to elect a voice that will stand up for you, stand against these ridiculous overreaches of government, stand against the wasteful spending of capitol hill. Primary's are coming up soon, Vote Dodrill, vote for your voice.
I know I've posted recently about the NDAA, but I believe it is a serious issue. So I want to speak out again and direct you all to PANDA(http://pandaunite.org). The NDAA is a blatant attack on our Constitutional rights. If we stand idle while the government picks at the seams of the fabric of our nation, we will have no one else to blame when it all unravels. Find your voice, stand in support of those who are defending your rights, talk to your friends and family, make them aware of what our government is trying to do to us. The people at PANDA are providing great resources that make explaining the NDAA easy. Visit their page and get informed.
It seems only fitting that Earth Day falls on a day as nice as this. It's important we take time today, and everyday, to remind ourselves and our children to value the numerous resources we have been blessed with. Let's keep West Virginia "Almost Heaven" for many lifetimes to come.
Is there anything you've noticed you'd want to work on that current lawmakers are maybe just not worried about?
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is one that has me extremely worried right now. Essentially is takes away our rights to a fair trial and the standard of “innocent until proven guilty” aspect of our legal system. It gives the government the right to claim someone is an enemy of the state and proceed to lock them up, without a trial, without bail, without the ability to defend themselves. It blatantly ignores our Constitutional rights. Once we start down the road to giving up freedoms and liberties for security, we are doomed to a government that knows no bounds. That is something our legislators should be defending us against, not quietly sweeping under the rug.
What would be the first piece of legislation you would want to pass into law? Why?
One of the biggest overreaches of the government is taking place right now, the Affordable Care Act. This flawed piece of legislation is putting a stranglehold on our small businesses and on the middle class families of this country. I will back the repeal of Obamacare and propose new legislation that takes the burden off the tax payer by opening healthcare back up to competitive, cross state-line, private insurance companies. I know our healthcare system in this country is flawed, but Obamacare was not the way to go about fixing it.
How will you work with representatives of other parties in order to serve the American people?
John Adams said it best when he warned us to be wary of parties given to, “concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.” I will have no issue crossing the aisle to work with my fellow politicians as long as they represent the people that elected them and not the money padding their campaigns. For the betterment of our people and our nation politicians should not be spatting over party lines, but rather unifying to bring real and effective change for the greater good.
Will you vote for a bill that requires a full and transparent audit of the Federal Reserve each year?
Yes, the Federal Reserve has become an autonomous entity drunk on its own devices. I will work to abolish the Federal Reserve during my time in office, but until that can be achieved. Absolutely, they will present written proof of their expenses and spending habits.