May 4, 2022

How to Improve Our Energy and Education Policies

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Back in the late 1970s, a series of public policy decisions was made at the federal level that continue to fail us all these decades later. I think it’s long past time that we revisit those and even be open to reversing and repealing them entirely. Two of the main issues I’m using in my campaign for the Oregon’s brand…

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April 27, 2022

Parental Empowerment, Not Educator Agendas

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One of the main issues I’ve been fighting for in Oregon’s brand new Sixth Congressional District is accountability in education. To me, it’s a different take on an issue that comes up every election cycle. Candidates often talk about education, but what they usually mean is that they want to raise taxes to spend more money on the same systems…

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April 20, 2022

The Woes of Weakness on the World Stage

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World War II left a wake of devastation after years of armed conflict on multiple continents. The U.S. came out on top once it was all said and done and emerged as a global superpower. We took the lead role and responsibility for remaking the world and keeping the peace. There have been tremendous sacrifices involved with that. Under the…

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April 13, 2022

A Perfect Storm for a Strong Sweep

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Oregon was among the states that received a new Congressional district following the 2020 national census. Its population has grown enough to justify adding the sixth seat, which is the one that I’m running for. The district was drawn in such a way as to make it competitive and a very winnable republicans seat. It includes Polk, Yamhill, the most…

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April 6, 2022

Reclaiming Control of the Classroom

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Two guidance counselors at Mountain View Middle School in the Newberg School District were recently placed on administrative leave after posting a video of themselves using obscene gestures at parents they disagree with politically. That video was recorded on school property and, presumably, during their taxpayer-funded work time. It was among many that the pair has made and posted to the…

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March 23, 2022

The American Way of Life

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As I make my way around Oregon’s new Sixth Congressional District, I’m frequently reminded of why I decided to run for this position in the first place. I talk to people and I hear their concerns. They tell me almost every day about the things that keep them up at night. Most of those include the images we’ve grown far…

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March 16, 2022

Let’s Stop Funding Foreign Aggression

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Recent global and geopolitical events have highlighted the importance of a key issue that I’ve been discussing in my campaign for Oregon’s new Sixth Congressional District: American energy independence is critical for both our economy and national security. Russia’s unprovoked attack on the Ukraine shattered 70 years of peace on the European continent literally overnight. An immediate result was the…

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February 23, 2022

Saying No to Socialized Enabling

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In February, there was a social media firestorm of sorts. It all began with claims that the Biden administration was planning to purchase drug paraphernalia used to take crack cocaine and provide it to users. Countless memes circulated as a result, but the incident belies a much larger problem in our society. What really happened is that the Substance Abuse…

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February 17, 2022

Energy Independence is Essential

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Under the Trump administration, the United States achieved something many of us thought we would never see—this nation became completely energy independent. Aside from being self-sufficient in this very critical area, we also became a net exporter of energy. The implications of this were huge. Whereas before, we relied on other nations to help meet our energy needs, we were…

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February 9, 2022

The Dollars in Your Pocket

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On January 24, President Joe Biden had a profane exchange with a Fox News reporter that was caught on camera. It happened after Biden was asked a question about inflation and the affect it could have on the upcoming November midterm elections. Headlines about the incident focused on the rudeness of Biden’s response. But those press accounts all seemed to…

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