President Obama signed into law the sweeping federal takeover of our nation's health care system this morning in the East Room of the White House. It is his moment. This is his legacy. Now the question is, where do we go from here?
My pondering brings me to the conclusion that it is time to focus like a laser beam on local and state level politics which then lead to national politics. It starts with the local political operations, fielding and grooming candidates, to raising money for campaigns. Are you tired of candidates running for national office that fall short of your expectations? Now is the time to encourage and fund people whom you believe will lead the country in the direction worthy of support.
The point is this - if you don't get off the sidelines and educate yourself on the issues of the day, nothing changes. The same bunch in Washington, D.C. will continue to rule the agenda. Team Obama counts on the apathetic American public to wait until election day to simply vote - if even that much energy is exerted - and to fall for such simplistic chants and slogans as "Change" and "Hope" and "Fired up". What an embarrassment all of that is to intelligent people.
Here are a few campaigns that may not be getting much attention but would bring about conservative change in Washington from the great State of Texas:
From the website of Canseco for Congress :
Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that in 2009 Texas lost 276,000 jobs, second only to California.
Throughout 2009 Ciro Rodriguez has blindly supported Nancy Pelosi's massive spending bills that have driven our national debt into unprecedented levels while ignoring the skyrocketing unemployment numbers right here in Texas. Ciro and his liberal masters in Washington have proven time and again that they simply do not understand or care about our economy and are solely focused on a liberal agenda to socialize our health care and further grow an already bloated federal government
Francisco Canseco is running against Rep Ciro Rodriguez in Texas Congressional District 23.
In Texas Congressional District 18, currently represented by Sheila Jackson-Lee, John Faulk is the challenger. Go to his website and get to know his platform:
http://www.faulkforcongress.org/index.html If Scott Brown can bring Republican representation in the Senate from Massachusetts, Jackson-Lee can be fired, too.
And, it is important to keep GOP leadership in the governor's mansion. It is important to re-elect Governor Perry and keep Texas in the red state column. Governors make appointments and it is important to continue to work for conservative leadership. Go here to read more about Governor Perry's vision: www.rickperry.org
This is Governor Perry's statement on the health care legislation, now law:
"Unfortunately, the health care vote had more to do with expanding socialism on American soil than it does fixing our health care finance and delivery systems. The Obama health care bill undermines patient choice, personal responsibility, medical innovation and fiscal responsibility in America.
"As passed by the U.S. House, the bill will cost Texas taxpayers billions more, and drive our nation much deeper into debt. Congress's backroom deals and parliamentary maneuvers undermined the public trust and increased cynicism in our political process.
"Texas leaders will continue to do everything in our power to fight this federal excess and find ways to protect our families, taxpayers and medical providers from this gross federal overreach."
Support of candidates comes on many levels. It can be as simple as writing a check or it can be as time consuming as enthusiastically volunteering your time and energy to the campaign. It's up to you.
One person does make a difference.