Anyone that regularly reads this blog is more then aware that I am no shill for the Republicans. However, until the Conservative Party of America actually gets up and running most politicians that I do support will most probably be Republicans. Colorado State Senator is one of those that I will support. What follows is his latest newsletter.
It is with great excitement and urgency that I announce my candidacy for re-election to the Colorado State Senate.
As you know our country is in the midst of a major economic, political and moral crisis and I can not see myself sitting on the sidelines during this critical time in our nation’s history!
There is a revolution occurring…a revolution by the radical left to consolidate power and socialize major aspects of the private sector. Whether it is the auto industry, the financial industry, the health care or the energy industry, the Democrats are attempting to control the means of production in the most important areas of our economy. They have already taken over major companies like GM and are attempting to control entire industries through draconian regulation like Cap and Trade or single payer health care. They are power drunk with their majority status and are emboldened to push through their radical agenda.
World history has proven that socialism diminishes the value of each individual life for the sake of the whole; it robs the individual of the rewards of their labor, while enslaving them into a life of dependency on a Godless master called government. Knowing this, why would any rational person intentionally try to take our nation down this “road to serfdom?”
Indeed, this is the moral conflict of our time, and it demands that every conservative rise up and answer the call to action!
Even here in Colorado, the Governor and the Democrat majority tried to take $500 million in private sector premiums from Pinnacol, one of the state’s largest workers compensation assurance companies.
Thankfully, we have a seasoned group of conservative legislators that led the fight against many of the Democrat’s most radical schemes here in Colorado. Whether it was against their efforts to take over Pinnacol Assurance Company, or their push to give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, or their attempts to abolish Colorado’s Electoral College vote-our Republican legislature stood united to stop their efforts.
We must unite these diverse groups to organize a political movement that will focus on taking back our state and our nation-a nation founded on the principles of free people and free markets-not copouts, handouts and bailouts.
Whatever happened to individual responsibility-when a bad investment meant you lost money…not where you looked to the taxpayers to bail you out? I don’t know of any hard working, average American expecting or receiving a bailout from their fellow neighbors. Why should we treat Wall Street any differently?
It is time we say enough is enough!
I am committed to taking the conservative fight to the State Senate once again, but I need the help of grassroots activists like you.
Over the last eight years I have helped lead the conservative movement here in Colorado. I have fought hard to bring traditional, common sense values to the Colorado legislature.
During my tenure I have had the great privilege to sponsor and co-sponsor some of the State’s most important pieces of conservative legislation.
IMMIGRATION REFORM-I have led the fight on immigration reform since the first day I walked through the capitol doors. In 2002, I was able to sponsor and see passed the law which denies drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens. I also sponsored and passed the law eliminating sanctuary cities throughout our state. I have led the fight to prohibit illegal immigrants from receiving taxpayer subsidized in-state tuition. My efforts earned me the “Legislator of the Year Award” in 2006 and 2008 from “CASA” the ColoradoAlliance for a Secure America.
These are only a few highlights of my eight years in the State Legislature, but now is the time to look forward to the next four years and what we can accomplish together. I assure you I will continue to fight for lower taxes, to protect the unborn, to preserve family values, to defend our Constitution and our borders, and to create new jobs throughout all of Colorado.
We cannot allow the forces of the left to prevail in Colorado any longer. We must win back both the State House and Senate, and we must take back the Governor’s office. The stakes are too high to lose. I need your help!
· I can continue to help lead our conservative fight down at the State Capitol.
· I can help elect other conservatives around the state to all levels of government.
· Together we can return economic prosperity and sanity to our great state.
As you know I ran for Congress last year and subsequently I was unable to raise any funds for my Senate re-election campaign. I actually have less than $500 in my Senate account. Therefore, I am reaching out to friends and supporters like you to help raise the resources necessary to mount a bold and unapologetic conservative campaign.
Current state law limits contributions to no more than $400 per individual. With these limitations and the tough economic times, it is going to take quite a number of small individual contributions to reach our goal of $50,000. Please consider contributing today. No matter how much you are able to give, every bit is essential, and gratefully received by our campaign.
To contribute online click here
Or, you may send a check to:
Committee to Elect Ted Harvey
P.O. Box 630438
Highlands Ranch, CO 80163
Thank you again for your friendship and support, together we can take this battle directly to the Democrats next November.
Senator Ted Harvey (R)
30th District, Colorado