Monday, April 24, 2006

What makes a good candidate

I hear all the time people complaining about the lack of good candidates to run for school boards, city councils and the like.

I wonder what makes a good candidate?
could it be the little letter representing the political party at the end of their name?

We have some here in town that believe a good candidate has a "r" after their name. Most of our city council and school board members and the city leaders carry this "r" moniker, but yet the people still complain. I thought this is what they wanted someone with an "r" after the proper name.

I live in an area that is heavily populated with republicans and yet our city leaders are doing their damnest to allow the good ole boys network to prosper here in John Q Hammondville, and they do this with the acknowledgement of the democrats.
I'm sorry to say but the elephant and jackass has merged to become a premier spending socialist idealog. There is no TRUE difference between the two.

Both parties use subsidies to pay for the votes of voters.
Both parties spend money by the fistful then blame the other party for HUGE deficits.
Both parties proclaim to be in favor of the 2nd amendment(to an extent).
Both parties claim to be the party of the average joe, but when joe isn't paying attention they steal him blind.
Both parties proclaim to be in favor of the 1st amendment(to an extent).
One party wants religious beliefs to be taught by government educators, while the other party proclaims there is "a seperation of church and state" in the constitution.

Neither party understands;
The Tenth Amendment provides that powers the Constitution does not delegate to the United States and does not prohibit the states from having are "reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." The phrase "or to the people", somewhat puzzling as to its applicability, was included to prevent this clause from overriding limitations on State powers within the States' respective constitutions.

The people through the process of government education clearly have forgotten that we as a country are a representative republic and not a democracy.
Listen to our selected leaders both "left" and "right" and to a man or woman narily a one will mention that this country is a representative republic and it was set up this way by the founders of this nation so the people would retain the power of government.
A Google search of political speeches containing the word democracy will garner over a million hits.
It's your country and it is your choice to how we as a country are going to continue, I hope that many of you wake up in time.


for the betterment of all missourians.

tom martz

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