The 2016 U.S. Senate Race in Louisiana
I’m a conservative / populist Republican candidate – here’s why I’m running in the 2016 race and why you should vote for Donald “Crawdaddy” Crawford in the November election…
I’m a strong believer in our system of government and unfortunately, over time, the system has been corrupted by elected officials who game the system for their own personal gain. That’s one major reason I’m 100% behind congressional term limits. It’s interesting that people hate Congress and yet re-elect them at a rate close to 90%. Could it be at any given point in time there are only 535 people qualified to serve in Congress out of a population of 323 million? Certainly not. Most of us could do a great job serving the people of our state and nation, if the barrier to entry weren’t so high – who wants to spend their time and money running a race where the probability of losing is so high? Are term limits the best solution? Who knows, but at the rate we’re going down a road we all hate, it’s definitely time for a change.
So that brings me back to the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana. With Senator David Vitter choosing to retire after 12 years, look at the great thing that’s happening right here – we have one US Senate seat wide open and two sitting US Representatives choosing to give up their House seats to run for Senate. Potentially, we could have 3 new people in Congress. What if this happened more regularly due to term limits? It could have meant the difference between:
- Enforcing existing immigration laws versus executive orders made up on the fly
- Health insurance you like and can afford versus Obamacare
- More American jobs versus terrible trade deals
- A balanced budget
I think we all realize we’re at a fork in the road….do we take the wide road headed for destruction or the road less traveled? What lies in wait for us if we travel down the wide road you ask….well, let’s see where those who have gone before us are now –
- Unfettered immigration in Europe leads to an epidemic of rapes
- Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy caused by decades of borrowing money
- Citizens of Venezuela starving and forced to eat garbage
…..and the list goes on.
But there’s another road, the road less traveled, the one we paved 240 years ago, circa 1776. We were the “land of the free” back then, because the federal government hadn’t yet overreached its authority. And we were the “home of the brave,” a place where WE took care of ourselves, our family, friends and neighbors instead of depending on government programs that are going bankrupt or causing bankruptcies. How do we get on the road less traveled? A push in that direction begins with Congressional term limits.
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