Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Brown is the New Blue for Massachusetts

Guest editorial by Jim Killion

Is it me or does every election appear more important than the last? Whatever your take on the 2008 Presidential election, the national importance of next week’s U.S. Senate race cannot be overstated. In what is shaping up to be a close race with a small turnout, a handful of voters right here in our little town have the potential to change the course of history.

Who could have predicted that a special election to fill the entitlement seat vacated by Ted Kennedy after nearly five decades could impact the national political agenda for the foreseeable future? Yet with so much at stake, never before has the decision of who to elect been so simple to figure out.

If you like the idea of having your healthcare system run by the same incompetent federal bureaucracy that brought us the Big Dig, then vote for Martha Coakley.

If you believe that people who enter this country illegally should not be entitled to free room, free board, free college tuition, and free healthcare courtesy of the taxpayers, then vote for Scott Brown.

If you don’t have a problem with Secretary of State Bill Galvin and the U.S. Senate delaying certification of the election for 30 days so that a Senator who was not duly elected by the people of Massachusetts can cast the 60th vote to nationalize the healthcare industry, then vote for Martha Coakley.

If you believe that the person who earned the paycheck is more qualified than the politicians in D.C. to determine how it’s spent, then vote for Scott Brown.

If you believe that a person who commits or attempts to commit an act of terrorism against citizens of the United States should be treated no differently by our criminal justice system than some crooked state senator, then vote for Martha Coakley.

If you believe that oil and natural gas reserves located within and offshore of the continental United States should be accessed by American companies for American consumption, then vote for Scott Brown.

If you believe that the federal government should impose sky high taxes on energy in a ludicrous attempt to control the earth’s climate, then vote for Martha Coakley.

If you want to slow the reckless ultra left wing agenda that is jeopardizing our children’s future with out-of-control spending, then please vote for Scott Brown.

The year 2010 has the potential to be a happy new year indeed because come 8:01 p.m. on January 19th the possibility of a new era of politics could dawn on Massachusetts and the nation. Hopefully the message we send to Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill is that our government must serve its people first, because it is you the voter that should set the agenda in Washington.

It is not simply the way that one man thinks it should be, but what our Founding Fathers had in mind when they drew up the blueprint for a successful democracy.

Jim Killion
Sandwich, MA

1 comment:

  1. Considering; Brown is the New Blue for Massachusetts

    Thank you for putting this election into perspective. I think the last paragraph, "It is not simply the way that one man thinks it should be, but what our Founding Fathers had in mind when they drew up the blueprint for a successful democracy." should be the blueprint for this election.

    Bill Mayer - Raynham, MA

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