There are many issues in this campaign and they sometimes seem insurmountable. At times I feel like Don Quixote, charging them on my burro. It can seem foolish to try. There are so many windmills.
But I am a stubborn old man and I don’t give up easily. I know, “I stand on the shoulders of giants,” to quote Steven Hawking. There have been great accomplishments made against much greater odds. But our cause is also good, the people’s cause, the people’s betterment.
When doubt creeps cowardly into my mind, I push it away; I think of those special needs children, of single moms, struggling to just barely make ends meet. I think of people with serious and long-term medical issues. I think of reports that in some areas our schools rank 49th in the nation. I think of dedicated, caring and unselfish teachers working hard; using in many cases their own paltry pay to teach and conduct their classes.
I think of people having to have two minimum wage jobs, or even three in the same family, working hard every day and still struggling; while the Legislature gives huge tax breaks to the wealthy and to special interests; and gives themselves very good taxpayer funded healthcare.
I think of how many years since there has been fair competition in the Idaho House and Senate. I think of how long there has been little accountability, openness and caring for the average Idahoan.
Besides the people issues are the wacky extremist issues, which serve no real purpose
Agenda 21…a nonsense idea concocted by the John Birch Society; If there ever was fake news this is it; yet our local reps give it legs by encouraging and attending.
Time wasted worrying about“ foreign laws”
Supporting the nullification of Federal laws.
Support to the Oregon anarchists.
Being slaves to the so-called “Freedom Caucus.”
These are just some of the issues. My opponent’s goal is to disrupt, not to accomplish something worthwhile.
The time has come. I will get back on my burro, point my lance forward and look for the next windmill. This time I will knock it down. Join me; get your friends and family to join us. Get people registered and interested in voting. We are better as a team; we are a stronger voice and not an echo. Let’s stop the nonsense. Let’s have good health, good schools, good government. Your power is in the vote, use it.