Sunday, May 27, 2018

My Allegiances

I have no allegiances other than that which I pledge to the flag and to the people I am elected to represent. I won't be bought. I don't want lobby money or private money if it comes with strings attached.  I only want to serve The People.  I am not in it for the fame, for the power, or for the salary.  I want to represent Utah simply for the love and because I think I can do a good job.

I love this country.  I love what it has been, is and I love what it can become. I only want to make this a better country by trying to improve the lives of everyone in it.  Little by little, affect everyone for the better. That is the goal; that is the dream.

Trump said he would drain the swamp. I don't think that is his job. I think it is ours. For decades we have elected the same people who delivered the same results. They are rich, powerful, and insiders. They have deals with corporations, with other elitists like themselves. They have made it impossible for regular people to get elected. They have made the barriers too steep.

Look at what is happening here in Utah. Orrin Hatch thinks he can gift his seat to Mitt Romney. Just a couple good ole boys oligarching their way into the Capitol.

If you want to see change you have to affect change. You have to be willing to take a chance on an outlier. You know what you will get with the rank and file. They've shown their hand.

I think it is time for something different. You may see me as unqualified, that's fine. I'm pretty sure the founding fathers had never led a revolution before. I can promise you this: If I get elected and you don't think I am doing a good enough job I won't run again. I'm not in this for me.