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Dr. Steinhof is proud to receive the endorsement of Bristol County for Ron Paul. Bristol County for Ron Paul is a group of independent grassroots pro-liberty activists that are not part of Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, but support his message of liberty and are dedicated to the Liberty movement and to candidates that support its platform of sound fiscal policy, limited government, lower taxes, and a consistent, responsible foreign policy that abides by the principles of the Constitution.
Our campaign is driven by ordinary people, grassroots organizers who volunteer their precious time and effort. We are proud to receive the endorsement of a group that organizes based on its deeply held core values and works to raise awareness of important fiscal and monetary issues of great importance to Massachusetts and the nation as a whole.
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August 27th, 2012
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A Powerful Video showing live footage of the closed mills and factories in Fall River.
Our district doesn’t have to be this way.
Your vote matters.
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For Release: August 15th,2012
As the campaign heats up and the debates mount, the Tea Parties are coming out with their endorsements. One of many Tea Parties across the state, theMassachusetts Tea Party has picked its favorites by posting on its site, http://massteaparty.org, their list of “Principled MA Congressional DistrictCandidates”. I have been honored to bethe Massachusetts Tea Party favorite for the 4th CongressionalDistrict.
If elected, I will work to promote the ideas based on the founding of this nation that have resonated across thecountry – America first; smaller, more efficient government that’s accountable to the people who pay for it; legislation based on our founding principles, and a solid vision for hope in the future of this and the next generation.
I will offer a stark contrast to the vision of the Democrat candidate who will pick up where Barney Frank left off. Frank played a key role in thehousing crisis that has caused a tremendous amount of suffering for the peopleof this district.
Please pull a Republican ballot on September 6th and vote for me, David L. Steinhof. We need a change for the 4th CongressionalDistrict, and I am the only candidate that is willing to do what it will take to offer that change.
For Immediate Release: Contact: Brian Kennedy (508) 451-0574
July 30th, 2012
The horrific slaughter that occurred recently has brought a slew of demands from many on the left for more gun control. As is always the case, we’re now discovering that the assailant was mentally unstable, and again as is always the case, the assailant’s screams of intention were systematically ignored. In practically all instances of massive gun violence (including the massacres at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School) guns were already banned on those properties. In one case, a person who had a license to carry a gun lamented that his gun was locked in his vehicle because he could not bring it on campus. In this case, as is probably the case in many instances, one gun in the hands of just one law-abiding citizen could have saved dozens of lives.
It should be noted that Chicago has already listed over 200 murders since January of this year, yet it has the strictest gun laws in the country. The assumption in much of the media is always based on the premise that anyone who owns a gun, buys a gun, stores ammunition, or wishes to carry a concealed weapon for the purposes of protection, is an extremist. I would also note, as is usually the case, that in their zeal to ostracize those whose political beliefs differ from theirs, many in the media are quick to lay blame at the feet of the Tea Party without so much as a shred of evidence.
In all cases of gun violence such as this, the person responsible is mentally ill. Lawmakers should be able to make the determination for the difference between law-abiding citizens and criminal intent. Maybe we should be abandoning political correctness for a better system in identifying and taking proper care of those who suffer with severe mental illness before they decide to finalize their intentions for murder.
Criminals are by definition those who would ignore the law. Are we foolish enough to believe more laws would prevent the actions of those who have already chosen to ignore law? New laws and restrictions such as gun free zones are knee jerk reactions that only put law abiding citizens at risk. Anti-gun politicians prey on the emotions of their constituents in order to gain easy votes and support but, in reality, they are demonstrating an unwillingness to uphold our Constitution while doing nothing to treat the real problem.
Dr. David Steinhof is a dentist in Fall River, MA, and has worked his whole life in the private sector. He is the conservative choice in this year’s GOP primary for the 4th Congressional District. For more information or media availability, go to www.davidsteinhof.com or contact Brian Kennedy at email@example.com.
For Immediate Release: Contact: Brian Kennedy (508) 451-0574
July 23rd, 2012
Our Federal Constitution provides a foundation for an unbiased judiciary that will interpret the laws solely within the confines of that Constitution. Likewise, the Massachusetts Constitution has provisions for the nomination and selection of judges to our courts that must be adhered to if we are to remain a nation of laws. The nomination proceedings of Mr. Kenneth Salinger were clearly carried out with wanton disregard to the law. A quorum of not less than five Governor’s Council members was not present when the meeting started, nor was the proceeding presided over by the Governor or Lt. Governor.
These constitutional issues are critical and it is my hope Governor Deval Patrick reconvenes Mr. Salinger’s hearing in accordance to the provisions of the Massachusetts Constitution. I must pause, though, to ask why Mr. Salinger might be rushed through. Based on his advocacy for far left-wing organizations like MoveOn.org and EMILY’s list, and his multiple donations to Governor Patrick and other Democratic candidates, it can only be assumed the Governor’s Council was willing to circumvent the law in haste to put yet another campaign donor into the halls of power. This is not unlike President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan, his solicitor general charged with defending Obamacare, to the US Supreme Court. Our courts are not designed to be the resting place of campaign donors and partisan activists. While I don’t begrudge Mr. Salinger’s donations to causes he supports, such donations, along with his past record of legal opinions, does indicate he will have a clear and unrelenting bias in his judicial decisions, and it is especially troubling that he has been a past campaign donor to one of the council members who will decide on his nomination.
The Governor’s Council has an enormous responsibility when it comes to the nomination, vetting, and selection of judges. Judges on the Massachusetts Superior Court may serve for 20, 30 or more years. Activist judges are therefore given many opportunities to negatively impact Massachusetts State Law by attempting to legislate from the bench, be they hyper-liberal or hyper-conservative. The people of Massachusetts expect the Governor’s Council to take their responsibility seriously as did Governor’s Council member Charles Cippolini, one of only two members present at the onset of the hearing. Though berated by the Boston Herald for asking so many questions, it appears Mr. Cippolini was the only member doing his job, including the presider Marilyn Devaney who failed to recognize the lack of a quorum.
The vote on Mr. Salinger’s nomination is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25th. I urge anyone concerned about a free and fair judiciary to contact the Governor’s Council and ask them to vote against the nomination of a campaign donor and partisan activist. The Governor should also be contacted to report the nomination proceeding’s violation of the Massachusetts Constitution and insist a new meeting that follows its provisions be convened.
Dr. Steinhof and our campaign crew went up to Westford and Worcester today to meet with some true supporters of liberty. In Westford we enjoyed some great burgers and dogs at the Liberty Slate BBQ. The Liberty Slate had sent organizers and delegate candidates to the congressional district caucuses back in June, and several Liberty Slate candidates were successful in winning slots as delegates and alternates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
There has been controversy in the Massachusetts GOP over the removal of some of these Liberty Slate delegates because of an unsigned affidavit that demanded support for Mitt Romney at the convention. Such an affidavit to support the winner of a primary has never been a required part of the process, and we find the removal “for cause” on this basis to be underhanded and wrong. Dr. Steinhof has been a Republican since he graduated dental school, and in fact has been a Republican longer than both of his primary opponents combined, but he does not endorse without question every decision at the state level party and finds the removal of these duly elected delegates and alternates deeply disturbing.
After the BBQ we went down to watch Farmageddon at the Liberty Clubhouse in Worcester to meet more libertarians and liberty-minded Americans. We had a great time speaking to a lot of liberty supporters and hearing their perspectives, as well as introducing them to Dr. Steinhof. We thank all of the people there for being so friendly and giving Dr. Steinhof a brief amount of time to speak. Libertarians and liberty-minded conservatives are too often sidelined by an establishment more interested in swapping patronage recipients than knowing, understanding, and then crafting legislation based on constitutional principles of liberty and Republicanism. Dr. Steinhof is a solutions-driven conservative who understands that good policy stems from these constitutionally founded principles enacted into law. Dr. Steinhof supports liberty, and in order to make a difference in Washington we ask that libertarians and liberty-minded conservatives support him in return.
For Immediate Release: Contact: Brian Kennedy (508) 451-0574
July 20th, 2012
What happened in Aurora, CO is an American tragedy. My family and I express our condolences to all the families harmed by this lone gunman and his vile, cowardly attack. Such senseless violence affects us all.
Today we must act as one country, drop all of our differences and support those families in Aurora who have suffered so much. We must support them through our thoughts and prayers, allow them the time to grieve and avoid the temptation to politicize such an event the way some media already has.
In the wake of this outrageous crime the media has already delivered a knee jerk response and an attempt to smear the Tea Party. ABC’s Brian Ross, said to be investigating the shooting, made a baseless charge of a James Holmes in Aurora, Colorado – attempting to link the shooting with the Tea Party. The James Holmes mentioned by Mr. Ross does not fit the profile of the shooter, save they share the same first and last name and live in the same state. To put such an insinuation on national television linking a group of decent, honorable Americans with a criminal act of violence is irresponsible, and just one more example of media malpractice. ABC should take swift action against Mr. Ross, he has compromised his journalistic integrity and attempted to use this tragedy to further his own personal bias.
Now is the time to pray for and support the victims and their families, not feed the news with baseless accusations targeting private citizens.
We are heartened to hear Mr. Bielat has released the name of his start-up company, OneClickPolitics. As a fellow business owner, Dr. Steinhof wishes him well in his endeavors, and he respects his decision to keep his investors private. We are also glad that the pall of secrecy has been lifted and it will not have the potential for the Republican Party to receive a black eye. We do not see such transparency in the Obama administration, which repeatedly pays off donors with “investments” in failed boondoggles like Solyndra and LightSquared.
The Constitution protects the right to freedom of association, be that association with a public civic group or a private group of investors. The Obama Administration has gone out of its way to find and bully Mitt Romney’s donors in hopes that a campaign of smears and intimidation will win him re-election. Obama’s trampling on freedom of association is a continuation of his anti-constitutional reign, and just one more example of a unitary executive who thinks he is king, not president.
We don’t need a monarch in the White House, and we don’t need a monarch in our district either. Dr. David Steinhof is committed to constitutional principles, including the right to free association. He is the best choice to fight Massachusetts’ most infamous political dynasty, the Kennedy Clan.
Recently President Obama stated his primary problem is that his messaging needed work.
Mr. President, it’s not the messaging, it’s not even really the messenger. It’s the message. Slublog has put together a rather marvelous depiction of
President Obama’s problem:
This is a graph of Obama’s Stimulus projections, humorously edited. Unfortunately, the joke is on the American people. Dr. David Steinhof knows the real problem with the economy is not government spending. It is the endless restrictions on business owners that inhibit their ability to become prosperous. It is a federal government that prefers to tinker with new programs and government spending rather than leaving it to America’s brightest entrepreneurs to bring our economy roaring back.
The only way out of our economic doldrums is to grow out of them. To this date Sean Bielat and Elizabeth Childs have refused to sign a pledge not to raise taxes. Dr. Steinhof is different. Not only will he pledge not to raise taxes, he will roll them back and give entrepreneurs the keys to the American economy that the Obama Administration took from them. Four times tax cuts have worked to spurn new growth in the economy, and even raise overall revenue to the government. Calvin Coolidge, Ike Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan all employed this policy to great effect. Americans can get America working again, if only government would stop meddling for its own self-aggrandizement.
Until then, expect to see more of this:
In light of a majority of Americans approving the vote holding Eric Holder in contempt, the Attorney General made famous for declaring America a “nation of cowards” on race described himself as a symbol.
“I’ve become a symbol of what they don’t like about the positions this Justice Department has taken,” he said. “I am also a proxy for the president in an election year. You have to be exceedingly naive to think that vote was about . . . documents.”
Far be it from me to disagree with the distinguished AG – he most certainly is a symbol. A symbol of the endless corruption, defensiveness, and secrecy of the Obama Administration, which has broken every one of its promises to the American people. Eric Holder and the President through his exercise of executive privilege are culpable in the deaths of US Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexican citizens killed as a result of the failed Operation Fast and Furious gun-running program that purposefully avoided tracking guns knowingly trafficked to drug and crime lords in Mexico.
Dr. David Steinhof applauds California representative Darrell Issa’s efforts to access the documents related to Fast and Furious, and as a congressman would hold the executive branch officials accountable for their programs and directives. For too long legislators have continually given up power to an increasingly more powerful autonomous executive branch, be it under Republican or Democratic administrations. Dr. Steinhof will not allow his legislative authority to be undermined or reduced by executives that ignore the Constitution, be they political allies or adversaries.
Today was a wonderful day to celebrate America’s Independence Day. Dr. Steinhof and our campaign went all around the district today: We marched in the Freetown Parade, went to the Newton celebration, to Attleboro, Fall River, and Bellingham. Independence Day marks the signing of our Declaration of Independence, a document that articulated that it is the people who rule over their governments, not governments that rule over their people. It is a message that needs to be spread far and wide even today. It is a message that has inspired people to come to America in the millions to start a new life here.
And truly, it must be called Independence Day. It is not just any old day in July. We do not call Christmas “the 25th of December,” and for good reason. Independence Day means exactly that: freedom from tyranny, a rebuke to the notion that free people must submit to a government in order to care for themselves. It is especially important to remember this in this time, in this moment. Almost daily it seems we are bombarded by messages that promote dependence on government. Programs that expand the number of dependent people are being lauded by government officials. Unemployment benefits have been hailed by some political leaders as being good for working people.
Independence means being free to create and use the fruits of your labor. To have complete autonomy over your life, how you raise your kids, how you make a living, and how you protect what you have earned. There is no better day to celebrate Independence than today, the signing of a document that states:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
A Happy Independence Day to you all.
~Dr. David Steinhof and the Steinhof for Congress campaign team.
A few days ago Elizabeth Warren went on the Rachael Maddow show and expressed her opinion on the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry. Referring to Senator Brown’s promise to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, she opined:
“It’s one more politician,” she said. “This is really all about politics, and playing this game in Washington. The Republicans think they’ve got something here, and [Brown is] just seeing if he can turn up the temperature on it…this is when people get disgusted by politics. I don’t want anything to do with it.”
No, Professor Warren. When a US border patrol agent and hundreds of Mexican citizens are killed as the result of a federal gun-running program that purposefully avoids intercepting the trafficked weapons, a program approved explicitly by the Attorney General, it is not “politics” to demand the AG release all information to Congress and be held accountable – it is common sense. To pull from William F. Buckley, perhaps in the rarefied air of the Harvard faculty lounge and MSNBC’s studios common sense is not permitted, but for every other person in the Boston phone book, the need for transparency in the wake of an ill-conceived executive policy leading to the death of hundreds of people is worthy of the attention of the Congress.
Dr. Steinhof believes that Attorney General Holder should be held in contempt of congress. He believes Elizabeth Warren’s statement should be held in contempt outright. Unlike Professor Warren and Joe Kennedy, Dr. Steinhof has lived in this district his entire life, and as a congressman he would not ignore common sense and basic human decency in the name of protecting flawed programs created by his political allies.
*Note: Our Issues Pages will be undergoing a revamp within the next couple of days to improve their flow and content.
Leadership in politics doesn’t mean that we agree on everything; that’s called following. Leadership means having command of the issues that are important to you, and an understandable plan of action to attack those issues!
Why Do I Want to be Your Congressman
In my practice, I’ve watched the quality of my patient’s lives deteriorate steadily. Where there were jobs, now there’s just empty factories and storefronts. Where there was prosperity, now there are empty parking lots. I watch some of my patients be forced to choose between the basic necessities of life: heat or food; paying the car bill, or paying the mortgage.
As a dentist, I was taught to employ a comprehensive fact-based assessment of the patient. Only then can I offer treatment options the patient can afford and will embrace. I approach political topics in a similar, pragmatic and holistic way. I am informed by the Constitution, my faith, my experiences as a small businessman and father, and the observations and experiences I have collected living in the 4th Congressional District for fifty years.
Washington is telling us that the unemployment rate is about 8 to 8.5%, but the real jobless rate (U6) is more like 15% or more, depending upon when you’re reading this. In my hometown of Fall River, the reported unemployment rate is more like 11.9%. But travelling through my city, I can tell you, the number of men and women who want work and can’t find it is much higher.
The ability to find meaningful work and support yourself is a cornerstone of the American experience. Work is the foundation of home and civic life and physical and mental health and happiness. In a way, losing a job means losing yourself!
On the campaign trail, I tell a story of how the quality of life and outlook of the patients at my dental practice deteriorate with the loss of a job. This is why my number-one focus in Washington will be to bring jobs back to America, Massachusetts, and particularly the 4th District.
We will be hard-pressed to eliminate OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration), the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), or the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board), just to name three job-killing Washington bureaucracies. However, they have gone too far, essentially shutting down small business and sending our manufacturing jobs overseas. As a dentist, former factory worker and avid outdoorsman, I’ve seen both sides of the vast power wielded by unelected bureaucracies like these. It is critical that we rein in these bureaucracies and provide better Congressional oversight.
Big companies are able to spend billions on lobbyists to pressure Congress into writing tax loopholes especially for them. But the people of the 4th District can’t afford a lobbyist! When you send me to Congress, I will work to close these loopholes to make a flatter, fairer tax structure that doesn’t favor the politically-connected over the average person. READ MORE
National Debt and Deficit
Dr. Steinhof believes that the national debt and annual federal deficit are both far too high! In this country, we don’t have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem. Washington politicians continue to raise the debt limit irresponsibly to allow themselves to spend more and more money we simply do not have. When Dr. Steinhof is elected, he will consistently vote to spend within our means and cap the national debt by voting against future debt limit increases. READ MORE
The Federal Reserve
David believes that the Federal Reserve System must be subject to greater transparency and Congressional oversight. We cannot formulate a winning monetary policy when we can’t even see the Fed’s balance sheet! When we elect David, he will support efforts to audit the Fed in order to get the information we need to develop monetary policy that’s right for America and her citizens.
The Second Amendment and Gun Rights
As Americans, we have the right and responsibility to take self-defense seriously. High bars to ownership of a legal gun by states and localities are, in my opinion, unconstitutional. The Constitution means the same thing in a big city as it does in a rural area, and the same thing in Texas as it does here in the 4th district. Therefore, I will work tirelessly to ensure that the right of Americans to own and carry legal firearms will become more convenient, safer, and available regardless of jurisdiction.
The other side of this issue is our battle against illegal gun use. Out of his respect for our right to bear arms and his reverence for life, I will remain equally vigilant to keep illegal guns off our streets and out of our schools.
Student loan debt has just surpassed credit card debt in total nationally. I graduated from Tufts with over $120,000 of student loan debt back in 1989. The cost of higher education has risen 700% over the last 20 years, while overall inflation has risen only 160%.
Ronald Reagan once said that if you have a problem, and you subsidize it, you just end up with a more expensive problem. That’s exactly what’s happening in higher education today. Since 2008 for example, Pell Grants have increased from $30 billion to $80 billion. That’s government subsidy, and prices continue to skyrocket. READ MORE
The Prime Plus One Plan
No bureaucrat or central planner, no matter how wise, will ever be able to do a better job at growing the economy than the millions and millions of Americans who participate in the economy every day. But the federal government can still play a role in aiding motivated people in realizing their dreams for a better life and a better community. That’s why I’m offering my Prime Plus One plan.
Under my plan, Sallie Mae, the federal student loan originator, to issue loans at a rate equal to the prime rate plus one percent to students in good academic standing. Under this plan, the interest on these loans will be tax-deductible. Rather than giving a handout to some students, this will allow all students with the drive and determination to get their degree to do it affordably. While I will work to re-privatize the student loan industry taken over by the president, the principle is the same no matter which entity originates the loan.
What about when these new college graduates enter the workforce? My Prime Plus One plan will authorize banks to loan money to entrepreneurs at the same low rate of prime plus one percent to folks with a dream. The term of the loan will be long enough to make it attractive to both parties, and the interest will be tax-deductible.
The great thing about Prime Plus One is that it shifts the emphasis of government involvement from wealth redistribution, to aiding in wealth creation. It’s a small step, but a critical change in the philosophy of government.
The State of The Middle East and Isreal
Israel is the lone democratic state surrounded by a vast region dominated by theocratic states and military dictatorships. She has been our strong ally for her entire existence as a modern state, and as your Congressman, I will work hard to ensure that relationship continues to be a reciprocal one. I will always support Israel’s right to exist and to defend herself.
Egypt and the Arab Spring
The President and Secretary of State’s unfortunate foray into “Arab Spring” foreign policies have handed Egypt to Islamic militants who are sworn enemies to Israel and the U.S. Egyptian President Mubarak was a tyrant; but he was no enemy to the West. The same cannot be said about the regime about to take over there now. When Islamists take over a country, the pattern is almost always the same: One man, one vote, one time. This isn’t a new democracy, it’s simply more tyranny in the making.
Iraq appears to be the exception to this rule: Their fragile democracy seems to be working for now. Given the incredible investment in blood and treasure America and her allies have made there, I will work to ensure their transformation into a modern state, friendly to the West, will succeed with a minimum of continued investment from the U.S.
It has become increasingly clear that North Korea is a puppet state doing the bidding of China. Without achieving some kind of economic equity in our relationship with China, we cannot put sufficient and appropriate pressure on North Korea to ensure their containment.
North Korea’s nuclear arsenal and continued experimentation with long-range missiles means that getting a handle on our relationship with China is more critical than ever.
Our trade imbalances with China are not the result of free trade. They are the result of China keeping its currency, the renminbi yuan, artificially low.
The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 and the Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914 (usually referred to collectively as Sherman-Clayton) prevent such anti-competitive practices as predatory pricing and collusion by American firms. Simply put, attempts by US firms to monopolize an industry are illegal. If a strong company decides to drive the competition out of the market by setting prices below cost, it would be aggressively prosecuted by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (at least, in theory).
However, can we stand by and allow a foreign competitor do the same in the name for free trade? In essence, by keeping the price of their currency (and therefore the cost of their goods) artificially low, China is dumping its products on our shores below the true cost of production. How should we act when China acts to strategically drive American firms out of business in this way? Free trade may be in everyone’s best interest when we all play by the same rules. But when foreign firms are cheating, like the ones in China (and the American firms located in China), the group that suffers unduly is the American worker—both in terms of wages and benefits, and in terms of the total number of jobs available.
Same Sex Marriage
I was raised a Catholic, I married in the Catholic Church, I’m raising my daughters Catholic, and I still attend mass at St. Stanislaus Church in Fall River. To me, marriage is a sacrament that involves one man and one woman.
But just like Jack Kennedy when he ran, I understand that my religion can inform my views, but the Constitution directs my actions. And the Constitution does not discriminate against same-sex marriage.
When people talk about green energy, there are really two components to the question. The first is, am I environmentally conscious? The answer is yes. The second component is, do we want government picking winners and losers? The answer to that is no. I’m in favor of green energy initiatives as long as it’s a private sector endeavor.
FALL RIVER… David Steinhof, GOP Candidate for US Congress in the 4th Massachusetts district, has released a statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling today on the Affordable Care Act of 2010, commonly known as Obamacare.
“Today’s ruling is not the first step toward turning this country into a socialist state. But it is the most recent and most egregious. For our President and Supreme Court to ignore the meaning behind our Constitution and conspire to make Obamacare Constitutional law of the land demonstrates that in their minds, We the People are no longer in control of our country.
“Our President, our Democratically-controlled Senate and formerly Democratically-controlled House, along with the Supreme Court, have told us that our liberties are no longer important.
“Our government is too large, too powerful, and now has its hands on a tool that will be used—not may be used, but surely will be used—to control people against our will. If left unchecked, any and all rights we have presumed unalienable as granted to us by God and enshrined in our Constitution, are up for grabs.
“Mark my words, the President, if not stopped by you and me, right now, will not hesitate to use any tool at his disposal, including our own military, on the people of the United States. For history has shown that government abuses of religion, health care, and the printing of currency with total impunity are the first signs of a budding tyranny.
“The abuses never happen all at once. But if the American people continue to accept abuses against our Constitution we will once again face tyranny full-blown.
“We have a choice, my fellow Americans: to remain free men and women, or become the willing servants of our government. I can see no other path that ensures the America our children have resembles the one we lived in when we were young: the greatest, and freest nation on the face of God’s Earth
“The only silver lining to this very dark shroud is that my faith in the American people and our belief in liberty will throw President Obama out of office in November and elect conservative lawmakers to repeal this dreadfully harmful law. I urge people to fight this revolution in the polling booths and not in the streets. Should we not elect the candidates who will repeal this law and restore the traditional meaning of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, we may once again be forced to fight for our freedom as our founding fathers did.”
It seems that Sean Bielat has buckled under intense public pressure and has decided to meet Dr. David Steinhof and their other opponent on the debate stage.
“Seems,” because we’ve seen this before.
In 2010, Sean Bielat ran from Earl Sholley, his primary opponent, until the last possible moment. He agreed to just one public debate. When the day came for that debate, Sean decided not to show up.
While he has since claimed he had military duty that day, he informed neither the Sholley campaign, nor the event organizers of this prior commitment beforehand.
There are two debates that are now in the final planning stage between all three GOP hopefuls on July 13th, at New England Cable News, and on July 17th, on the Jeff Katz radio show on WTKK Talk 1200. Neither have been finalized, but our campaign is eager to debate and we’ve told the organizers as much.
If you’d like these debates to happen, contact these new organizations and tell them so.
If these debates do not happen, you can know that Sean Bielat has run scared from Dr. Steinhof, and the voters of the Commonwealth, yet again.
On Friday, GOP contender for US Congress in the 4th Massachusetts district, Dr. David Steinhof, published an open letter, asking why his opponent, Sean Bielat of New York, won’t agree to debates.
In an article publis
hed in the Attleboro-Seekonk Patch, the Bielat campaign responded to the question by suggesting it was not their campaign, but rather Elizabeth Childs who was preventing debates from happening between David Steinhof and his two opponents for the GOP nomination. (For more information, go to http://attleboro.patch.com/articles/gop-congressional-candidate-says-rival-won-t-debate)
“We have received several debate invitations over this month that were initiated by the Childs campaign, but only included our campaign and hers, but we have always insisted that all three Republican candidates who made the ballot should be invited to participate in all debates,“ [Communiactions director Sarah] Rumpf wrote in an email to Patch.
Who on Beth Childs’ team has demanded to exclude David Steinhof as a prerequisite to debate? It’s time to name names. Sarah Rumph, a high-priced hired gun from Florida, has some explaining to do. Accusing the Childs campaign (and, earlier in this same article, we at the Steinhof campaign) of underhanded dealings casts a pall over the whole Republican Party. We believe she owes it to the press, the Childs campaign so indicted, and to the voters of the 4th District to defend her comments.
Additionally, Ms. Rumph indicts various Republican Town Committees and other civic organizations, who have expressed their interest in a three-way debate, for kowtowing to demands that have allegedly been made by the Childs campaign.
FALL RIVER… Dr. David Steinhof has answered the charges from Sean Bielat’s camp that Dr. Steinhof, a man with unassailable integrity and a long history of strength of character which is known throughout the district, that he has lied about
Mr. Bielat, a New York native, running away from debates.
“One of the most enjoyable aspects of this campaign is that I have met many wonderful people. I have developed respect for my two opponents which is why I am confident Sean Bielat would not have used the word “lie” in response to our challenge for a debate.
“In, fact my opponent appears to be the victim of hyper-management. My challenge was in fact answered by one of his lieutenants, Ms. Sarah Rumpf of Florida.
“I believe the problem is that he is being so hyper-managed that his camp will not allow him to enter a debate until the last possible moment, if at all.
“As to Sean’s consideration for my supposed exclusion from Republican Town Committee debates, I respectfully request the name of these RTC’s so they can be exposed for a violation of ethics, and I may be included.
“The proof that it is Mr. Bielat, and not our campaign or other campaigns ducking the issue is plain to see: wherever I go, and wherever Dr. Childs goes, we make it clear that we seek as many debates as possible.
“I truly don’t expect the Bielat camp to expose those RTC’s. I do not believe they exist. Certainly in any case, Sean’s out-of-state hired gun, Ms. Rumph, will find a way to hide the truth from the voters of the Commonwealth and the 4th District.
“Our challenge was not meant to spur harsh feelings, simply improve competition. In fact, the level of competition in the Republican Party may have spilled over to our Democratic opponent, Joe Kennedy III: It’s been rumored that young Joe Kennedy is finally ready to take a stand on an issue. Our sources reported that Joe will no longer accept anything less than union-labor-produced low-fat milk in his lattes, in the interest of fairness to unionized cows!”
FALL RIVER… With the primary less than three months away, voters in the 4th Congressional District are anxious to learn as much as they can about all of the candidates vying for the Congressional seat, and have been looking forward to a var
iety of debate forums that are planned throughout the District.
There’s only one problem. The Steinhof campaign team is hearing a familiar refrain coming from Sean Bielat concerning his refusal to debate his fellow candidates. Again? Surely, Mr. Bielat is anxious to tell the voters about his solutions to our many problems in Washington. Or is he?
The Steinhof campaign has now heard from no less than 10 RTC committees that a debate including all of the candidates will be impossible because Sean Bielat is pulling the same “Catch me if you can!” stunt he pulled during his 2010 campaign.
Maybe Mr. Bielat doesn’t have any solutions. Or most likely, he’s waiting to hear the solutions of Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof. Maybe he’s counting on a few debate forums between Childs and Steinhof in order to gather enough material to use for his own campaign.
Who can forget the term “citizen candidate” that Sean Bielat unashamedly stole in 2010 from his opponent, Earl Sholley, through a video of a “debate forum” that turned out to be a one-man Sholley show. Bielat never made it to the debate, but had the forum recorded in order to use the tape of his opponent for his own training sessions.
The truth of the matter is Sean Bielat is not a debater, which puts him in an awkward position of serving as a representative for the citizens of the 4th Congressional District of Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof are more than willing to step forward and be a part of the many debates scheduled between now and September. We should get this show on the road. The voters of the District deserve no less.
Dr. David Steinhof is a dentist in Fall River, MA, and has worked his whole life in the private sector. He is the conservative choice in this year’s GOP primary for the 4th Congressional District. For more information or media availability, go to www.davidsteinhof.com or contact Scott Anderson.
In this campaign, we’ve talked about positive things. We’ve talked about bringing jobs back to the South Coast and to the 4th District. We’ve talked about how we’re going to do that—through flatter, fairer taxes that let you keep more of your own money to spend and invest as you wish, and by rolling back job-killing Washington regulations, and keeping them rolled back through the exercise of Congressional oversight.
We’ve talked about how I, a life-long Republican with a long voting record as a private citizen, will work to enact common-sense, conservative solutions to fix the problems created by Republicans and Democrats alike.
We’ve talked about my commitment to Life, both in terms of stopping abortions that don’t have to happen, and in terms of making sure our seniors have the resources they need to fill their golden years with life.
We’ve talked about cheap, abundant, clean and safe energy, which we will have again, when America is allowed to again utilize her vast and God-given natural resources, be they private-sector green projects or conventional ones.
And we’ve spoken about the unalienable right, given by God and codified in our Constitution, to own and use legal guns in legal ways, and my fight to keep illegal guns off our streets and out of the hands of criminals.
Up until now, I’ve held my powder when it comes to President Obama and his Administration’s lawless conduct. It is my sincere hope that the American voters will decide what’s best for our country in November, and make his presidency a one-term proposition.
My political advisers down here in Fall River have told me not to talk about the President directly unless asked, and to stay positive in my official communications. They tell me that there are plenty of people on the right who will do the ‘dirty work’ of attacking. Although conventional political wisdom informs me that it would be the ‘safe’ play to keep quiet and avoid talking about these issues, I’m no conventional politician. In my eyes, doing nothing while our Republic is dealt blows by our chief executive is the thing that is ‘dirty.’
So, as I would do and have done as a private citizen, I must now speak out against the President and his Administration, especially in light of the twin indignities he’s late foisted upon our great Republic: Abridging immigration law by executive fiat, and hiding his own involvement through the claim of Executive privilege in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and countless Mexican citizens due to the ‘Fast and Furious’ program enacted by his hand-picked Attorney General Eric Holder.
My friends, President Obama had two years with a Democratic super-majority in the Senate and a large and comfortable majority in the House. He and the Democrats could have spent those two years passing any adjustment to our broken immigration law that they wanted to. But they chose not to do so. In the time when President Obama had very little in the way of checks and balances, he did not act. Instead, the President has issued orders to the Department of Homeland Security to simply stop enforcing laws made by Congress, and allow certain people here illegally to stay without any repercussion.
This is Unconstitutional. And here’s where I find the proof:
Article I, Section VIII of the Constitution reads in part, “…[Congress shall] exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever…”
Article II, Section III reads in part, “…[the President] shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.”
There’s nothing in there about a president legislating, nor picking and choosing which laws to enforce and which ones to neglect. His only Constitutional choice must be to enforce the law.
Therefore, any choice he has made is, by deductive reasoning, unconstitutional.
With regards to the ‘Operation: Fast and Furious’ gun-walking scandal, The President, in conjunction with the ATF and the Department of Justice, instructed gun shops in Arizona to sell otherwise-illegal guns to phony government-backed donors. Those guns were then taken to Mexico, where they found their way into the hands of drug cartels. Those guns were not tracked closely, but only re-identified by our government once they were picked up at crime scenes, both here and in Mexico.
Over 200 Mexican nationals have been murdered by these guns, and at least two Americans, including Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, were unlawfully murdered by these same ‘gun-walking’ weapons.
Attorney General Eric Holder has stonewalled Congress and rejected their lawful subpoenas for critical documents regarding the Fast and Furious program for over a year. As of June 20th of this year, the President has attempted to extend his right of Executive privilege to cover up those documents and keep Congress from doing its job in getting to the bottom of the scandal.
There is nothing inherently wrong with this president, or any president, hiding behind Executive privilege. But make no mistake, it is hiding.
What is the president hiding from Congress and America? Has he the blood of Brian Terry on his own hands by virtue of complicity with Fast and Furious? Either the President was not involved, in which case assertions of Executive privilege is incorrect, or he was directly involved, in which case he has implicated himself in a crime.
Watergate did not have a body count. Fast and Furious does. If the President truly had the country’s best interests at heart, and not his own political best interests, he would want full disclosure from the Attorney General and his lieutenants in order to get to the bottom of this. Instead, he’s covered it up. And as we learned from Watergate, it is not the crime, but the cover-up, that sinks presidencies.
I will give President Obama the benefit of the doubt and presume that he knows this. And yet, he is covering up anyway. That leads me to believe that the President must believe that whatever is in those pages is more damaging to him personally than that which had sunk President Nixon these many years ago.
Come clean, Mr. President. Let America see what you’re hiding. It is in the best interests of the country to uphold your promises of transparency at this Constitutionally and politically crucial time.
David Steinhof approves this message.
Right now in Afghanistan, a ‘good’ Taliban commander, Hafiz Gul Bahadur, has halted polio vaccinations to his own people in protest of American and coalition drone strikes against military targets. Taliban commanders like this ar
e among the people who the President and Secretary of State have invited to the table to negotiate a peace treaty, along with the Afghani government and the United States, but decisions like these clearly show that no negotiation can be attempted with the Taliban.
Our current tack of nation-building can only succeed if the Afghani people want to participate in a modern nation. Horrific tactics like those employed here by Bahadur clearly indicate that they are not. It’s time for American troops to come home from Afghanistan. We’ve killed Osama Bin Laden. We’ve achieved the goals we set out for ourselves over eleven years ago. There is no more for the United States military to do in Afghanistan. And it’s certainly time to stop spending our sacred blood and treasure in an intractable land so far from home.
On Friday, Russia sent attack helicopters to the Syrian government, even in Syria, they slaughter thousands of their own people. Today, Russia has sent two troop ships with Russian Marines to Syria to put down the rebellion.
Now is not the time for our men and women to go to Syria to fight a proxy war there with the former Communist power. Although the humanitarian situation in Syria is dire, we have no compelling national interest to commit troops there with no conceivable benefit to the United States. Better to rely upon our humanitarian agencies, generously funded by charitable contributions from American people, to help ease the burden the regular people in Syria bear now.
As a Republican, I believe in a strong military which will always be prepared to go anywhere and do anything—but I also believe that the military ought to be used only when there is a compelling national interest, such as the defense of our borders, or defeating a tyrant, such as we did in Nazi Germany, or Iraq. Nation-building, such as we are doing now in Afghanistan, should not be in the military’s job description. Nor should fighting proxy wars in far-off lands, with unknown objectives and unpredictable results.
Bring the troops home from Afghanistan and other hot spots where we have no business, Mr. President. Especially if you insist upon decimating our force strength as you are now doing (and something I will fight to stop when I come to Washington), it must time to concentrate on the best interests of America, and the best interests her citizens.
For the third year in a row, teenagers looking to enter the workforce face the worst job market since World War II.
The teenage unemployment rate is 24.9%, which is harmful on two levels: First, it prevents teens from developing the work track record and work ethic necessary to succeed later in life; Second, idleness leads not to virtue, but to vice, and worse. It’s as true for young people as it is for adults, and perhaps moreso.
In the wider job market, available jobs dropped by 325,000 in April, the biggest drop since September of 2008.
That is the rough equivalent of the entire cities of Attleboro, North Attleboro, and Taunton suddenly finding themselves out of a job. Thanks, Obama!
There is no excuse for this Obama economy. We have a chance to stop it. We must come together, both Republicans and Reagan Democrats, to enact common-sense, conservative solutions.
I’ve promised to enact these solutions should I be fortunate enough to serve the 4th District in Washington: make America business-friendly again by providing flatter, fairer taxes and rolling back job-killing regulation.
By capping the Federal government’s borrowing by voting against any debt limit increases, and curbing the deficit by shrinking the size of questionable Executive-branch agencies.
By eliminating Obamacare and its possible successors along the path of socialism.
And by fixing Medicare and Social Security so that they will be around for our seniors in their current form without breaking the bank.
We can keep the promises we’ve made to one another here in the heartland of the Mass GOP. We can make it possible for businesses to hire young people again, and strengthen our economy for all Americans. Together.
A special message from campaign manager Scott Anderson:
Hi folks! It was wonderful to see so many of you last night at our Kickoff event!
Last night, David talked to us about jobs, about unity of purpose, and about h
ow conservative solutions, supported by Republicans and Reagan Democrats, can set our country back on the right track. Today, I want to tell you about David’s plan to bring jobs back to the 4th District and to America.
Courtesy of Breitbart.com, a Citigroup study shows that 23% of small business owners have gone at least a year without paying themselves.
Dr. David Steinhof is a small businessman. He knows how hard it’s been to meet payroll, pay taxes, comply with job-killing regulation from Washington, and still earn a living. He’s been doing it for over 20 years.
But Barack Obama and the Democrats say the private sector is doing “Just Fine.” That’s an easy mistake to make, if you haven’t spent time in the trenches like Dr. Steinhof has.
Here in Southern New England, we know that the president’s got it wrong. This shocking statistic, showing 23% percent of small business owners are living on zero business income, reflects the reality of what regular people are seeing all around them each and every day. Small businesses, independent contractors, and salaried and hourly workers are all feeling the pinch of the Obama economy. We don’t need more of what got us here.
We can’t tax our way to prosperity.
We can’t spend our way to prosperity.
We can only work our way to prosperity.
That’s why, when David goes to Washington to represent the families of the 4th District, he has a plan to bring jobs back to the region. And his plan has two proven plans of attack:
First, Congress must eliminate the corporate tax rate of 35%, currently the highest corporate tax rate in the world, and replace it with a fair 8.5% consumption tax on businesses. This means that like an IRA, businesses pay a low tax rate on the way in, and reap tax-free benefits on the way out. Those small business owners who are struggling just to meet payroll will have the extra money they need to invest in their businesses, grow, and hire new people.
And individuals will face a flatter, fairer tax code which will allow them to keep more of their money, to buy prooducts and services, and in turn provide demand for more jobs.
Second, Congress must get a grip on job-killing regulation by provided Congressional oversight to Executive-branch bureaucrats who now make regulations which are as powerful as law, without being subject to the voters’ will at the ballot box.
Just these two small changes will bring business capital off the sidelines and back into the economy, providing incentive to entrepeneurs, and making our economy grow. We will adding new jobs and new wealth, re-vitalizing the 4th District.
Your generous donation of $100 or more, or whatever you can afford, can help make David’s plan for jobs in the 4th a reality.
Working hard and being rewarded for hard work is American Way. It’s worked every time it’s tried.
It’s time to send a proud Republican like David Steinhof to Washington to set those politicians right!
On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress officially adopted the Stars and Stripes as the flag of our young nation. The 13 white stars in a field of blue, one for each colony, represented “a new constellation,” forever joining together those col
onies in a common purpose and common goals.
Somewhere along the way, our nation has lost that unity of purpose. Where once there was brotherhood, there is now division. Politicians in Washington are more interested in getting elected than they are in effective governance. They foment friction between rich and poor, old and young, fishermen and conservationists, and between the races, all to get their voters to turn out and re-elect them.
What if regular people went to Washington, instead of the political class? People less interested in rewarding their cronies, and more interested in helping their communities?
They wouldn’t allow the country to function without a budget for over 1,100 days, like our leaders have.
They wouldn’t be more interested in pouring money into Solyndra than authorizing the Keystone XL Pipeline, to get oil flowing, jobs created, and gas prices going down, like our leaders have.
They wouldn’t put the needs of the Delta Smelt above the needs of California farmers.
They wouldn’t be attempting government takeover of the healthcare industry, or inserting the government in between you and your doctor.
And they wouldn’t continue to debate raising taxes in the face of the worst recession in at least 30 years.
My friends, we have a golden opportunity on September 6th to build bridges between different Americans, and put our country back on the right track. I’m not a politician; I’m a dentist. I’ve paid my taxes, dealt with regulations from Washington, met payroll every week for twenty years, and provided world-class service to my patients and my community. This gives me insight into what government is doing right, and doing wrong. I know that Americans can set things right in America, if Washington would just get out of our way!
We have an opportunity to restore the dream of our Founders when they bound together our 13 colonies in a single nation, and put those 13 stars together in a single constellation on our flag. We tried it Washington’s way, and look at the mess we’re in. Give me the opportunity to go to Washington and do it our way; the way of regular, everyday Americans, and to build a future for our children that is worthy of the ideals of our Founders, on this day, back in 1777.