Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Clint Didier Has a Game Plan for Washington

No wonder this potato farmer and former Washington Redskins NFL tight end got Sarah Palin's endorsement for the U.S. Senate!

From the web site of Clint Didier for Senate:

I’m running for the U. S. Senate because I will not stand by and watch the future of our children be squandered by those who have lost respect for the fruits of the people’s labor – those who arrogantly believe they know how to spend your money better than you.

Many would have you believe it’s so complicated we need experienced politicians to lead us. However, that belief causes us to keep re-electing career politicians who soak up the perks and privileges. Meanwhile our freedoms shrink, our tax burden increases and the American Dream fades. It is true; I have no experience in public office. Haven’t we elected enough “experience”? Is it working for us?

I’m running as a Republican only because I believe in the tenets of the GOP platform. But, make no mistake, I’m fully aware existing Republican leadership has failed to lead and has given us much of the same as the Democrats.

It’s not about party; it’s about principles and convictions. What do you gain if you elect someone with all the right rhetoric, but lacks the courage to carry out his, or her, convictions? I am not afraid to stand up for what I believe and speak out when I see things are going the wrong way...

I am pro-life – from conception until natural death. Our Declaration of Independence states our inalienable rights are “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: and “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men…” Therefore, it is the express job of government to protect all innocent human life. Taking a public policy position otherwise leaves all lives in jeopardy.

Regarding marriage, I am not willing to throw out 4,000 years of core traditional marriage to assuage the wishes of a few. I believe marriage is between one man and one woman and should remain so for the sake of children and the perpetuation of the traditional family unit.

I believe benevolence and charity belong to our citizens, not government. To believe otherwise, is to assume if government doesn’t do it, neither will the people. I have not seen evidence to support that theory. Americans give to domestic and foreign charities more than any other people in the world.

Here's a Washington Times story with more about Didier's candidacy.