John Jay Myers Tea Party Candidate
For United States Congress, 32nd District of Texas
The Daily Tea Party has, along with Liberty-Candidates.org, reviewed Mr Myers positions, and has no reservations endorsing his candidacy in the Lone Star State. We are certain that Mr Myers espouses the philosophy of Liberty, holds constitutional views, and that he is the most liberty minded candidate in the race.
Mr Myers is running against Pete Sessions, a Representative that voted for the bailouts twice, a candidate that seems to represent the Federal Government and not the People of Texas. We think that Pete Sessions is one of the old type Republicans that spout speeches about freedom while voting against it in Washington.
We think that the Tea Party is about principles and not pretty speeches, John Jay Myers is a constitutionalist Jeffersonian, he is for the rule of law as set down by our founding fathers, he supports State Sovereignty and the tenth amendment. In our view he is the only one we should consider at the Tea Party.
The Daily Tea Party believes that when elected Mr. Myers will further the cause of Liberty for Texas. District 32nd will benefit from his steadfast support of their freedoms and rights. So it is with pleasure that we endorse him.
John Jay Myers’ Message to the Tea Party!
Dear Tea Party Patriots:
When the Tea Parties were first springing into existence there message seemed clear, less spending and less government. This was a message a huge majority of Americans could get behind.
It seems that the message has taken a detour to more Republican style values. Their message unfortunately helped to get us into this divisive mess.
I am running against RINO Pete Sessions in Texas 32nd District, here are some of the reasons why he is not a Tea Party Candidate by any measure:
- He voted for the Bail Outs…. Twice.
- He voted for the second largest expansion of government health care in our history.
- He says that he supports the troops but gave a 1.6 million dollar military contract to his assistance who has nothing to do with military contracts.
- He was caught up in the debacle with one of our nations largest Ponzi Scheme inventors Allen Stanford. After Stanford was jailed, Pete sent this message “I love you, and I believe in you”
- He claims that we need to balance the budget, but while our nation was completely under Republican control, our national debt doubled.
On the Issues
Freedom – All people are equal, and therefore free. Freedom comes from equality because if one person or group can impose their will on another, then they become unequal. Freedom from the will of others is the only way to preserve equality. This is the core fundamental principle that defines just government. This is a principle that we can all believe and put into practice.
Violence and hatred only breed more violence and hatred. Every nation, like every individual, has the right to defend itself. But occupying foreign nations and forcing democracy through the barrel of a gun are not defensive actions. Congress should never be complicit with undeclared war nor should it appropriate funds for such purpose. As your representative my first priority will to bring home our soldiers immediately from Iraq and Afghanistan. I will further propose that we begin plans to bring our soldiers home from the countless bases all over the world. Foreign intervention only breeds enmity among our neighbors and increases the risk of harm to our nation and our people. »
The Federal Reserve, by controlling the money supply, is the single greatest influence over our economy. They have presided over every boom and bust for the last century, including the Great Depression and the current economic crisis. It has engineered the loss of 95% of the dollar’s value during its tenure. If economic stability and preventing inflation are its goals, then the Federal Reserve is the worst failure in history. And yet somehow the free market was blamed and the Federal Reserve is to receive more power. Meanwhile large banks with insider access survived and swallowed up competing smaller banks and acquired their assets for pennies on the dollar. Ending or at least minimizing the subjugation of our economy to colluding private banks would seem like an obvious step, but instead the government creates a bailout program at the taxpayers’ expense. My goal will be to provide congressional oversight of the Federal Reserve, end the bailout programs for banks and insurance companies, and tear down regulations that protect the largest banks»
Why does this issue divide us politically? We have one side wanting to make gay marriage illegal, and another side wanting to make it legal. But the reality is that marriage is none of government’s business. People do not have to ask permission to get married, it’s their right to do so with whomever they please, whenever they please. When we surrender the power of marriage to government by asking for their permission, we give them the power to deny our rights, just as recently happened in Louisiana when a couple was denied a marriage license on account of their skin color. We should never give power over marriage to government. People are free to retain that power themselves.»
There is absolutely no question that health care and health insurance are outrageously expensive. There is also absolutely no question that government intervention is responsible. The government blames insurance companies for high health care prices, and then what is the solution? To force everyone to buy their product, which is doubly crazy since insurance companies are middlemen, not providers of health care. Backwards government thinking strikes again as Congress prepares to manipulate markets and raise costs. The important thing to remember is that artificially lowering prices for consumers does not lower the overall cost to the country. Whenever intervention causes demand to balloon while strangulating supply, the cost must rise. They must make up the difference somehow, whether through rationing, taxation, or both. Regulatory roadblocks to competition do not protect the consumer. They only protect the largest corporations because the big guys are the only ones that can absorb the costs. The real solution is to remove barriers to competition, refuse to subsidize unneeded consumption of health services, and encourage additional supply of health care providers. »
Localize Most Government Power
A great deal of issues handled by the Federal Government should be handled by the States. In that way you are creating 50 petri dishes, where you can say “Look how this legislation has improved this state” or “see how their plan is bankrupting their state” as opposed to putting all our plans into a Federal Government Hail Mary Egg Basket, and praying for the best. “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”. Ideally this step allows people to understand that we should localize government as much as possible, all the way down to solely protecting the rights of the individual. »
I believe because of the complications of today’s world we can not have a completely “open” border, but immigration should be available to all of those who want to be a part of the American dream. The problems we have don’t come from the immigrants, but from the services the government provides that should be left to the people in the first place. It makes no sense to offer every incentive to cross the border only to expend so many resources on controlling illegal immigration. We should limit immigration to those who truly want to work and prosper and not those who want to take advantage of an over indulgent system. We need to know who is coming through our borders, so we have to have increased security, BUT we should have a very open immigration system so we are fair and impartial regardless if people come from India, or Canada, or Mexico. »
War on Drugs
The federal government has unjustly abused the commerce clause by imposing a blanket ban across the country. The proof of this is in the fact that the prohibition of alcohol required a constitutional amendment, something Washington neglected when it started the war on drugs. The drug war has cost countless billions, harmed families, ruined lives, crowded our prisons, wasted police resources on victimless crimes, inspired violence, and failed to eliminate drug use. It is time to end prohibition and free ourselves from the harms it has caused. »
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