Quit The Game

Politicians tell us every election that this is the most important election. Vote for us NOW or there will be a catastrophe. I’m sad to report that fateful day has passed. The catastrophe has happened. We, the People have lost control. The House of Representatives no longer represents us. 

In their quest for dominance and controlling outcomes, the Democrats and Republicans have consolidated all power at the top. All law making authority now resides in the hands of the Speaker of the House (Majority party leader) and Minority Party Leader. They make all the decisions, dictate all the outcomes. The House of Representatives only represents the Democratic and Republican parties as organizations. Not Us.

Who you vote for for the US House has become the least important ballot choice. Individual members have no power. They can not make any choices on their own. They are just pawns in a game played by party leaders who don’t care about our district or any individual district. Any member that dares stray from the script will be destroyed by both sides for their insolence. We just saw a perfect example of that. 

Our current Representative, Peter Meijer, dared to vote his conscience on the question of presidential impeachment. He was vilified by his own party for not being a team player and targeted for defeat. What did the other party do? Did they say “there is someone on the other side we can work with”? “Someone with whom we can seek common ground”? No. They saw him as vulnerable and an easy pick up for their own side, spending money to support his opponent. The position of the parties is not to try to work together and compromise to find common ground that may be acceptable to the people.  It is all about numerical superiority and ramming through your own plans. Like an eternal battle out of Norse mythology where no combatants remember what they are even fighting for. It is no longer about the people or the good of the country, they only care about winning.

You don’t have to perpetuate this system. Quit the Game. Vote Libertarian. Whereas Democrats and Republicans continually divide America into groups, demonizing one of the groups and promising to protect the other,if only you vote for them, Libertarians are not playing those games. We only seek to fulfill the promise of this country. What the Democrats and Republicans lost sight of long ago. 

The founders did not create this government to split the people and have half dictate to the other how they can live their life. Not to bury the citizens in 10,000 regulations. The purpose of why this federal system was created was simple and was spelled out right at the beginning of the constitution. This system was ordained and established to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. Every law passed, every executive order issued and every court decision needs to face the critical question, will this secure the liberty of the people, or restrain it? This was the promise made by our government and my only goal in seeking office. The democrats and republicans have no interest in securing your rights. You make better pawns when they don’t. Every action I take will be to secure and enhance your rights. All the incentives for my opponents are to join the game, it would be political sucide for them not to. I have no reason to play. They have nothing over me. I am the only candidate free to serve only you and protect your rights.

Quit the game the Democrats and Republicans insist we play with them. Join me in building a better country by fulfilling the original dream.

Separation of Government and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the last battleground in society’s control of women. Gender roles have fallen everywhere else, but in this one aspect many people still feel that they can impose their own values, beliefs and expectations on women. Women are told they are expected to bring children into the world, whether they want to or not. They are expected to put their offspring before everything else sacrificing, their own wants and needs for the next 18 years and beyond.

Our society could not survive if it was not for those who choose to have and raise children, but no one should be forced to have children who don’t want to. It is never ok for anyone to force their values on another person. Everyone has the right to make their own decisions in life and no one needs to answer to anyone else. We need to get the government out of the way to make more options available. The FDA stifles medical technology, limiting the production and availability of IUDs that many women use safely in Europe, it stifles the development of male contraceptives, Limits the availability of Plan B. There could be many more ways that unwanted pregnancies could be prevented if we didn’t have the government holding back development. In a truly free market the need for an abortion could be rare whether it is legal or not.

President Biden was Wrong to cancel Student Loan Debt

The President’s decision to shift the responsibility of student loan debt from borrowers  to tax payers, creates much more chaos than it supposedly helps. The president claims the burden of student loans is too heavy for anyone to get ahead- while at the same time the government continues to issue more student loans!

How much debt should someone starting college now be willing to take on? Should you borrow more in hopes that student loan forgiveness becomes an annual event? There are no signals to be able to make a rational decision. The loans were issued by the Federal Government. If a bank continued to give loans to someone that could not afford it until the debt load was “crushing”. The would have been called predatory lenders and would be investigated. Why are there no calls to investigate the government, while it continues to hand out loans with no change in lending criteria?

As long as the government keeps providing money colleges will continue to raise prices. We must end the Federal Student loan program. Universities will be forced to adopt market rates in order to stay open.

Jamie Lewis Receives an A Rating

The Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners has given Jamie Lewis an “A” rating for his position on firearm ownership in Michigan. “Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state”. That is not a quote from the candidate, that is Article I, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution. As a State Representative, Jamie Lewis will strongly oppose any law that dilutes the right of a law-abiding person to own a firearm or other means of self-defense.

“The constitution is quite clear on this matter” says the candidate, “As in every situation, I want to make sure you are free to always decide what is best for your life and family”. Over 38% of the households in Michigan own at least one firearm and gun owners have higher than average voter participation. “I thank the MCRGO for letting this significant group of voters know my stance on these important issues” said Jamie Lewis. Jamie is running unopposed in the August 7th Libertarian primary and will appear on the November ballot along with the winners in the Republican and Democratic primaries.

Jamie Lewis is endorsed by Michigan Vaccine Freedom Political Action Committee

Individuals are inherently free to make choices for themselves and government must respect the right of people to choose what is right for them. The decisions you make about your health and your body are some of the most important ones you can make. Not everyone will make the same choices, and that is the way it should be. I am honored to have received an endorsement from the Michigan Vaccine Freedom Political Action Committee.

From their statement: “We hope, with your support, to preserve parental and individual rights to make vaccine decisions in Michigan, without government interference or regulatory burdens. We will also be working toward ensuring that our state agencies, such as Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Department of Education, follow state and federal privacy laws as it relates to student medical information. Unlawful practices puts our federal education funding at risk!”

I commend their efforts over the past 11 years to fight the one-size-fits-all mentality and create the space for individuals to be able to make the right choice for themselves, no matter what that choice may be. This is the same spirit that I will be taking to Lansing, not just for vaccine choice, but for all areas of your life.