Statement from the Candidate

In 2010 I ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Congress, but I'm still posting blogs that I believe express an opinion that most other people miss, and that I also believe can make America great again and cast off the yoke of liberal/progressive control that is currently in place.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

We Must Reverse Our Nation’s Statist Decline

This November the citizens of the United States will decide the future of our great nation: it will either continue its socialist/statist/big-government decline to irrelevance and poverty, or reverse the current direction and continue its ascent to the great “city on the hill” envisioned by Ronald Reagan. But in order to continue our march to greatness we must defeat the liberals who have intentionally spent and regulated us to this dangerous tipping point.

In order to put our house back in order, to stop the spending and stop the over-regulating, I insist we do the following:

1. Obamacare: defund it if we must and repeal it if we can.

2. Finance Reform: defund it if we must and repeal it if we can.

3. Release from service all federal employees rated as “non-essential”.

4. Deny funding to Obama’s czars, then subpoena them to testify, under oath, before congress, to justify their policies.

5. Deny funding to the 16,000 new IRS agents.

6. Repeal Cap and Trade legislation.

7. Defund if we must, repeal if we can the E.P.A., the Education and Energy departments and repeal their enabling legislation, then release their employees from service.

8. Get out of the United Nations.

9. Complete the wall across our southern border and station Military personnel there until finished.

10. Lower taxes on corporations and offer tax incentives for capital expansion for businesses.

These things and others will allow us to save billions of dollars and reduce the lack of capital and the regulations that are choking job growth and stealing our freedoms. Big government, due to recent liberal over-reaching, has proven itself to be our greatest problem, and if we allow this moment in history to pass without restoring our nation to common sense, constitutional adherence and sanity, we will be condemning our children and grandchildren to a bleak, harsh future, the likes of which we can only imagine.

As stated in a previous Blog Post, as a candidate for the U.S. House from the 3rd District of Kansas, I pledge, if elected, to seek to enact the items listed above in the first 100 days of the next congress.
Dave King

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pesky, Unintended Consequences Prove Government Incompetence

Government is unable to run things well because it’s removed from the real world of consequences and results. Here are few examples:

In the 1960s when automobile air bags were being developed, Chrysler and the government were in disagreement as to the pressure at which air bags would be released upon deployment during an accident. Chrysler thought the pressure that the government wanted was too great and could cause injury to front seat occupants, but government writes the laws and they got their way. Then a few years ago several children were killed when the overly powerful bags released and cause fatal injury. Chrysler was right, but did you hear of government hearings into the responsible party, did the government blame itself or demonize its own decision-making abilities? No! The government is above blame or responsibility. You can imagine what would have happened if Chrysler had developed the high-pressure bags.

Corn, via government edict, is now being used for fuel, which means that people who depend on corn for their main food source must pay more money for it, and have caused rioting because they are unable to feed their families. So what does the government do? They raise the percentage of corn required to be used in fuel this year, thereby making it more difficult for families to feed themselves. Government is causing hunger.

More recently Senator Henry Waxman, a democrat from California, called the CEOs of AT&T, Verizon, Deere and several other companies to appear before the Senate and explain why they announced large losses against earnings due to the passage of Obamacare. He was hoping to grill the CEOs for criticism of the unconstitutional healthcare bill and to demonize them for being greedy, until he learned that the companies are required under law (probably a law that Waxman helped get passed) to make such a statement or pay a penalty under SEC rulings. Obamacare will hurt corporations and will cause more unemployment, but the good senator who probably didn’t even read the 2000 page bill, didn’t know, and apparently doesn’t care, now that he does know its consequences. Profits and losses in the real world don’t interest liberal legislators at all. He cancelled the hearings with the CEOs with no apologies to them. Does he feel like the fool that he is for his rash announcement of the hearings? Does he recognize that when legislators write contradictory laws that maybe government has become too large?

But the best example is that our vigilant legislators wrote their own healthcare coverage out of Obamacare. They were so busy arm-twisting and rushing to get votes to pass the unconstitutional bill that they didn’t take time to read the bill that has the potential of destroying our economy along with our health, and didn’t know its provisions and how it impacts themselves and their staffs.

Government is too large and intrusive, and we must reverse the growth trend in November 2010 and vote the liberal bums out before they destroy us all.
By Dave King

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The First 100 Days of the Next Congress

I became a candidate for the U.S. House from the 3rd District of Kansas because I didn’t hear a clear statement from those already in the race as to what they would do to restore our government to sanity and constitutionality, so here is my promise as a candidate as to the official actions I’ll pursue, if elected, in the first 100 days of the next congress:

Repeal or defund Obamacare.

Repeal cap and trade.

Defund Obama’s czars, then call them before congress and investigate their actions.

Defund the EPA, then repeal it’s enabling legislation and disband this terrorist group for its declaration of regulatory war on America.

Defund the Department of Education, then repeal its enabling legislation and let the states decide their own educational guidelines.

Defund the 16,000 new IRS agents, then start the process of repealing the 16th amendment and installing a Fair Tax to replace the IRS.

Dismiss all federal employees rated as “non-essential”.

Review the need for the federal employees who have been hired since Obama took office and eliminate these new positions.

Reinstate the Bush tax cuts.

Place National Guard troops on the Canada and Mexico borders, then complete the physical fence already partially in place.

Get out of the United Nations and don’t give this pack of rogues another dollar.

Improve healthcare with:

    Tort reform to protect doctors from unreasonable law suits

    Install health insurance portability to cross state lines and
    increase competition for healthcare dollars

    Legislate critical care pools to help with ruinous medical

    Encourage Health Savings Accounts

Help businesses form and expand with immediate tax incentives for capital purchases and help them start hiring again.

Drill here, drill now.

Return all TARP, stimulus and bailout money to the treasury so it can’t be further wasted.

Celebrate openly America’s unique relationship with Israel and show our support for Israel and our desire to help defend them against Islamic killers.


These things are the least we can do for our children and grand children.
By Dave King

Monday, April 12, 2010

Does Obama Represent Armageddon?

In his considerations of the “end times” (the biblical end of the world), Joel Rosenberg (see his book “Epicenter: Why the Current Rumblings in the Middle East Will Change Your World”) ponders the threat to Israel by Russia, Iran and their allies and the possibility that the United States will not come to Israel’s defense. The question I had when I read the book a couple of years ago was: what happened to the United States? Until recently it was not possible to imagine that the United States would not stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Israel and help defend it. But with the Obama administration we are witnesses to Israel being denied any help defending itself, and instead the Obama administration throws its support to Fatah and Hamas and treats Iran, a mortal enemy not only to Israel but to the United States as well, pleasantly and respectfully.

Mr. Rosenberg’s position comes from the Bible (Ezekiel 38-39) which states that no one will come to Israel’s defense when it is surrounded and threatened by its enemies, and the answer to my question of what happened to the United States is: Obama happened to the United States. Obama’s anti-Israel administration seems to support the predictions of the Bible about the “end times”. Without the United States no one will defend Israel, and events of biblical proportion will become daily news.

The next election is critical in ways directly related to the continued freedoms and prosperity of the United States, but also of the larger relations with the world in general, and perhaps our relations with Israel being the most important. In November 2010, we elect a new congress which must be prepared to repeal or defund Obamacare, the EPA, the Department of Education, the IRS and Obama’s Czars, and they must begin the reversal of the current legislature’s over-spending and its leftist regulations controlling our lives and our businesses. But possibly equally important will be our support and alliance with Israel. The next congress can assure sales of weapons to Israel and publicly assure friendship and support for Israel and its leaders when they visit the United States.

The next election will be the most important in our nation’s history, and we must vote for people who have the courage to act wisely and who understand the difference between right and wrong and be willing to act accordingly.
By Dave King