Lou Rose: Why I’m Voting for Dan Quiggle
In this first installment, Observer contributor Lou Rose tells us why Dan Quiggle is his choice for State Senate...
Government is occasionally necessary but it is always offensive. No one wants to be told what to do by the government; no one wants to have to pay money to the government. The government is made up of imperfect people just like us and consequently makes mistakes just like we do, except that when the government makes mistakes it makes them it on a much larger scale. This is old news for anyone who reads history and understands its lessons. Why then does government continue to get bigger and bigger every year, like a stinking cancerous sore that will not heal?
The reason is that people go into politics for the wrong reasons. They go into politics because they think that they at last can make the system work, that they will be the one to bring the change that results in a greater good. They are well meaning but vain and misguided. Others go into government because they are energetic go getters, entrepreneurs who like to build big operations and make them grow strong and profitable. This is a great thing in the business world, but for reasons described above, a bad idea for government. Still others go into politics because all they care about is power and money for themselves and think that they are better than their fellow citizens and deserve more of everything. They are truly evil and deserve nothing but the sword. One thing these three types of politicians have in common is that they look good, and sound good, but should not ever be allowed to hold office. All the candidates for state senate in the 8th district fall into one of these categories except for the one man who needs to be elected, Dan Quiggle.
Dan Quiggle understands that if you want lower taxes and less government intrusion in your life, you have to have smaller government, the minimal amount of government necessary at the federal level and at the state level. We all know how to do that don’t we? You do it be repealing taxes, by abolishing agencies and programs. You do it by letting the free market drive the economy and by leaving a free people alone to seek life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. You do it by intentionally dismantling the machinery of government wherever possible. Isn’t this what you want? I tell you it is what I want and I know that Dan Quiggle will fight for it. As State Chairman of Americans for Prosperity, he helped defeat a $250 million property tax hike in Jacksonville and a $120 million sales tax hike in St. Johns County.
I have known Dan for several years. As a young man he worked for Ronald Reagan after he left office and developed a close relationship with the President and Mrs. Reagan. His message of conservatism has been consistent and unwavering. He has worked hard to achieve success in business, but has remembered to put his family first. His wife and three children accompany him at events and you can see that that they love him, are happy to be there, and believe in what he is trying to do for us all. As an experienced businessman, he knows what it really takes to energize the economy and create jobs for the people of Florida.
If you want less government intrusion in your life, if you want lower taxes you must begin to elect men and women who make that the bedrock of their political philosophy. If you want more liberty, you must elect a true patriot, someone who will not compromise his principles when he gets to the state house, someone who believes that freedom is the best policy even if it is not always the safest or the easiest.
Vote for Dan Quiggle for state senator for the 8th district.