What now?

I have bounced this question around in my head for a while now.  How do we as a nation proceed?  Some would say our political system has always been this way, and that some public servants have always acted in their own interests.  That is undoubtedly so. 

Our media has rested on the work of Woodward and Bernstein for 35 years.  Is there anyone who believes there is not corruption of at least the scale of Watergate happening now?  Where is the investigative journalism on border security, on drug trafficking, on nepotism.  Where is the serious investigation and reporting on fundraising?  How many government appointments are “sold” every year?  How does one get an ambassadorship, or an appointment to a vacated legislative seat?

How about the political parties?  The complete betrayal of fiscal conservatives by the Republican party is the most stark example of how the parties look after their own interest not the interests of the people or the preservation of the constitution.

My idea is the Rescue America Coalition.   This organization will recruit, campaign for, and raise money for candidates from all parties.  The only string is that they put the interests of the country, it’s future, and it’s people above their own personal and political interests, and the interests of their party.

Now anyone can say they will do these things, but sitting elected officials will be judged and a determination will be made if they did as pledged.  If they did, they will be supported, and if they did not, the coalition will support someone else.

The essential points are self-less public service, and adherence to the constitution.

Do we want our children and grandchildren to live in a socialist North American Union, or should they have the opportunity to live in the greatest nation the world has ever known?  Should they have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

We the people have abdicated our responsibility.  We are not interested in government, or politics.  We are too busy, and those topics are too complicated and messy.  We have left the selection of our political candidates to the political parties and the media.  We have come to accept hypocrisy and corruption as the way things are and unchangeable.  They are unchangeable if we do things the same way.

Will we govern our country, or will we leave it to those that have and will continue to sell us out for their own benefit?

My name is Scott Wise, and I am running for congress. I’m a regular guy, and I am running because I believe we are at a critical time in our nations history, and our government is not acting responsibly. I am asking for your support, your vote, and if you take part in that kind of thing your contribution.

Our present congressman will have served 14 years when his term expires. That is 2 years longer than he said was the most he would serve when he first ran for congress on term limits. Our current congressman has served and been a party to the largest expansion of the Federal government in our nations history while originally promising smaller government. Our congressman has also served while our nation has been flooded with illegal immigrants, increased our national debt, surrendered our sovereignty, and turned dramatically toward socialism.

If that’s not bad enough most congressmen are worse than ours. Most elected officials worry more about how the lobbists want them to vote, or how the vote will affect the next election, than how their constituents want them to vote, or whats best for the country. Some work to undermine America at home and abroad. Some ignore issues vital to our very survival to strategically improve their future political position.

I could go on and on about government failures and irresponsibilities. I think our time is better served talking about what we can possibly do. I want to go to congress with the kind of loud and clear message the people send when they call home a 7 term incumbant in one of the most conservative districts in the country and elect an unwealthy patriotic gun toten redneck.

I want to take that message and find 50 other congressmen and women who believe the future of our country is more important than their political partys power. 50 votes isn’t enough to form a majority, but it is significant in terms of bargining power and swing votes. Hopefully over 2 years the 50 will grow in number. Either way, in 2010, I will take the put america first campaign nationwide focused on congressional districts where the incumbant has been most opposed to the put America first agenda.

None of this is meant to be mean spirited. The men and women in Washington D.C. have been sucked into a system gone wild. You can’t get along in Washinton without going along. Our particular congressman has given a good part of his life to public service. He is a good man who I voted for multiple times. He has been there long enough.

All of them and they way they do business have been there long enough. Vote for Scott Wise and he will put America first and seek out others willing to do the same. This is the greatest country the world has ever known, and we deserve a government that is better than what we have.

On this site you will find out about exciting upcoming events. Where I stand on the issues, and what I hope to accomplish in Washington. Our strategy for raising money and how you can help. Interesting links and Scott’s blog. You will also find out how to contact the campaign, register, and donate.

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About votescottwise

I love Columbia City. I was born here, spent most of my life in and around Columbia City, and chose to make our community home after college. I want my children and grandchildren to be able to take advantage of what this country and our community have. I am running for Mayor of Columbia City in 2011.
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