So glad to hear that. I ran for state rep. in southeast Kansas in 2008 and 2010 against an entrenched Democrat who skillfully plays both sides against themselves and dupes Republicans in to believing he is a conservative. I won the Republican nomination both times but came of short each time. But I could have taken the seat with just 20 votes per precinct more in 2010. Don't ever belive getting your family and friends registered and to the polls is an unecessary thing. By the way I proposed the Kansas Fairtax plan in 2008 and it took off from their when Dr. Arthur Hall as Director of the Center for Applied Economics at KU picked it up and conducted the studies necessary to advance it. Can one person make a difference? Yes, but only if they participate and edify at every opportunity. Like here on Political Chips for instance.
Hi and I'm so glad to be a part of our common fight for Immigration Reform in Kansas and for the Kansas Fairtax plan as described in legislation proposed last session in the Topeka Statehouse. Go to www.fairtaxkc.org to see what I mean.
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It is really nice to meet so many like minded people. Having listened to Glenn Beck vitrually every day for 5 or 6 years, I finally thought I should put my skills to good use. I was an English major in college and I would like to think I am pretty good at putting my thoughts down on paper. What I have written is a 15 page "Open Letter" to the president, that basically is impossible to argue against. There is nothing contriversial or overtly "right wing" but just basic common sense principles. I feel that if this were to be circulated on a mass scale it would without a doubt ensure that Obama remains a one - term president. I am looking to find a publisher that can help. If you are even the least bit curious, please email me at email@example.com and I will send you a copy.
I am soo happy that you are a fan of American Majority! I am very blessed to be working for such an amazing organization. I see you are extremely involved. I'm sure I will run into you at a meeting someday soon!
Thanks, Leah. I am from Topeka. Recently, I ran for a State House seat 56 and lost by only 268 votes. I hope to run again in 2 years and learn all I can in the mean time. I am glad this site is available to me. I am involved in the Topeka 9/12 group and other groups but if there is anything I can help with here, let me know.