Jesse or Ron?
Posted on Wednesday, April 25th 2012 at 03:57 pm
I can understand the frustration the average American feels about politics. But, the truth is politics is a game, much like football or perhaps more like professional wrestling. You have players, coaches, strategy, marketing all of the elements in sports. The special election for CD 8 was good strategy by the Democrats. If she would have finished her term or resigned a couple of weeks later, there would have been no special election. We would have had a general election for CD 2 (the new district). By having a special election to fill her seat the advantage goes to Ron Barber. Ron is a very nice man and by all accounts sensibly moderate in his views. The problem is our country is out of balance. A good friend of mine, (who is a democrat and an aid to an elected official), told me that he feels Tucson is out of balance because we have too many democrats on the city council (and county government). He went on to say that government works best when there is a balance, and that our city is dysfunctional because it is too lop sided. You may have heard the analogy that the democrat party is the more “feminine” party and the republican more “masculine”. God designed us different so that in marriage we could become one flesh and have the best of both genders (in a good marriage). So would Ron Barber be best for CD 8 or Jesse Kelly? The winner of the special election will most likely win the general election for CD2, (that is why the democrats wanted the special election). So when you sort out all the over the top rhetoric, exaggerated promises and misrepresentations of the campaign who would be the best person to elect to congress? Democrats are comfortable with bigger government and more regulation and oversight of business, much like a mother wanting to protect her children. Republicans want less government, regulation and oversight to open up more opportunity for business and competition, much like a father buying his son a BB gun (“but don’t shoot your sister”). The massive amount of regulation and bureaucratic mazes that await the young entrepreneur trying to get a business off the ground is simply a bar that’s too high. Bernie Marcus (the founder of Home Depot) said that if he tried to start his business today that it would be impossible. We are also facing a movement on the left towards collectivism which will quench free enterprise in America. We will cease to be the land of opportunity as we become more the land of entitlement. We had 4 good candidates in the Republican primary for the Special Election. Some have said that they would run in CD 2 if Jesse Kelly doesn’t win. If he doesn’t win the special election, then these other challengers will not win in the CD 2 election. So, if you believe that America has gotten out of balance, then you need to support the Republican primary winner Jesse Kelly.