Guiding Principles

As a Republican, I believe in the Principles outlined in the Republican Party Platform, and affirm that the proper role of government is to protect the unalienable, God-given rights of life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness.  To this end the government exists by the consent of the People and must be restrained.  The Constitution is the bedrock of our Republic.

That said, it has become clear that no political party has all the answers.  

I believe the best ideas and solutions come from people, not parties.  I will look for ideas and solutions from citizens and legislative colleagues, regardless of party affiliation.    

In the last legislative session about 900 bills were proposed, and 450 were passed into law.  Many bills modify existing laws or "clean them up."  Some laws are created to protect people from harm. But nearly all laws have the effect of limiting personal, property or business rights and freedoms or seeks more ways to spend our hard-earned money  The legislature should use caution and restraint in making such decisions.

My decision-making process and general ethos is one of identifying and acting on core principles.  Sometimes this requires peeling away emotions, personalities, situations and events that often cloud a decision.  Stripping away the distracting elements will most likely lead to the best decisions.   

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commented 2016-01-13 17:39:30 -0700 · Flag
So now the EPA is forcing VW and Porsche to build EVs. I’m not sure why the socialists at the EPA think they will not be responsible for all the deaths that result from EVs….perhaps they are confident that the socialist judges will protect them. It is only a matter of time before the term “liberal judge” will be synonymous with “child experimenter”

Anyway, I have provided some links below to some articles that I have commented on. Interestingly enough, many of my comments have been deleted. So if I was wrong, why should anyone go through the trouble of completely violating free speech by deleting my comments?

I started my research years ago when I found out that one very smart government did research on powerful electrified vehicles. This particular government was going to release its research findings but it was threatened with a law suits by electrified vehicle manufacturers. The research was never released, but this country decided against purchasing powerful electrified vehicles for its police. You don’t have to be an Einstein to figure out that one.
commented 2015-07-15 15:17:00 -0600 · Flag
Dear Ms. Coleman,

I have traveled to several states earlier this year with the same purpose – to ask those involved with granting TESLA special privilages to also try to get Mr. Musk to sign a short and simple statement that I had prepared. Although I was not successful in obtaining Mr. Musk’s signature, I think the actions of the state legislators said it all. I was a little too late in one state, but the fact that the legislators in that state cut all state Electric Vehicle tax credits shortly after considering what I pointed out to them was much more than I had hoped for.

Statement that Mr. Musk and TESLA should sign and provide proof to contradict without doubt the hundreds of studies that clearly indicate EMF health risks:
THERE ARE NO HARMFUL HEALTH EFFECTS RESULTING FROM LONG TERM EXPOSURE OF CHILDREN SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT OF A TESLA MODEL S DUE TO THE POWERFUL ELECTRO-MAGNETIC FIELDS THAT ARE PRESENT DUE TO THE ELECTRIC DRIVE MOTOR, THE BATTERY POWERING THE DRIVE MOTOR, THE POWER INVERTER AND THE ELECTRICAL WIRING.

To place things in perspective, the electric motor under the rear seat of a Model S is more powerful than 400 swimming pool pumps. What Mr. Musk doesn’t tell the parents is that there is no effective shielding.

But I do a lot more than just contact Conservatives and ask them to consider the easy to prove fact that battery powered electric vehicles are actually worse for our environment than other efficient modern automobiles. I think you will find my comments in the following article to be interesting and perhaps informative:

http://cleantechnica.com/2015/06/18/most-american-green-car-tesla-model-s/

http://realmoney.thestreet.com/articles/06/15/2015/teslas-elon-musk-just-billionaire-welfare-king

http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/25/8834151/gm-ceo-mary-barra-interview-2015

Please consider the fact that several automobile manufacturers including TOYOTA, DAIMLER and PORSCHE clearly stated that they will not build an electric car as powerful as a TESLA. In fact, TOYOTA has completely abandoned the battery powered electric car (Hybrids are much weaker in terms of harmful field intensity).

TESLA has tricked you into trying to support their experiment on children.
commented 2014-10-23 21:14:29 -0600 · Flag
The number of bills is not the problem, but the quality of bills. As someone who actually sat through an entire legislative session for my employer back in 2013 I can attest there were many great bills passed. I can also attest there were some pretty lousy bills passed as well. Lastly, I can attest that there were many excellent bills that never made it out of committee. Limited government prevent the passage of 700 good bills, if that it what is required to make the laws better for everyone.
commented 2014-04-03 22:25:01 -0600 · Flag
Our state legislature has been losing sight on the principle of limited government the last couple of years. 700+ bills this year? That’s out of control. I hope Kim can help curtail some of that. I know she will be more responsive than our current rep.