With the retirement announcement of Democrat U.S. Senator Carl Levin some names have been thrown around as possible candidates for that seat within the Michigan GOP.
While the obvious Conservative choice would be U.S. Representative Justin Amash some other not so Conservative names have come to the forefront.
Saul Anuzis a former MIGOP chairman and National committeeman sent an email out titled “An Open Letter – Anuzis for U.S. Senate” on his thoughts and positions on the race. Mr. Anuzis was handedly defeated as Michigan’s National committeeman at the 2012 MIGOP state convention in Detroit.
During a luncheon interview in Monroe with the “Hooterville Weekly Reader” aka The Monroe Evening News, Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, (?R?) – Monroe acknowledged his intent to travel to Washington to determine whether there is interest in pursuing Senator Levin’s seat. First of all it’s not Levin’s seat it’s the people’s seat!
Is the MIGOP hell bent on losing a chance to capture this seat? If it’s either one of these prospective candidates I would say the answer is most definitely yes! While both of these gentlemen are Conservative’s in their “own minds” the base of the Party sees it differently, very differently! Past positions and voting records of both tell a very liberal tale.
We as Republicans and Conservatives cannot afford either of these two prospective candidates for we already have far too many of these types in Washington as it is now.
If we the voters are to see real and honest change in the direction of our state and country any candidates that we would cast a vote for as to represent us “must” be of the ideology that we espouse to. That ideology would be less government, less regulation, less taxation, more liberty, and more freedom and in general a more efficiently run smaller government.
Our Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work not make a career out of being a public servant. In the case of Mr. Richardville this is his 15th year in public office with “Twenty-one months, nine days” to go before he is term limited. This citizen thinks he has done enough “damage” to the citizens of Michigan and it’s time for him to go back to the private sector!
As far as Mr. Anuzis he also has spent far to many years in the political arena and after the shellacking he took in Detroit he would have absolutely no chance of winning the Senate seat.
I will leave you with a few quotes to reflect upon and you be the judge of my opinions.
“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
John F. Kennedy once said, about Thomas Jefferson, to a group of scholars in the White House:
“I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”