The following is Special to The Bold Pursuit -- a Patriotic Perspectives feature
Hello, I am Delia Lopez and I feel our freedoms are being stolen from us by the people we voted into office. We voted for them to represent us. They seem to be representing vested special interests, instead. What I mean by “our freedoms” include for example; our right to start a business to achieve economic independence, the right to privacy, the right to buy from whom you choose, the right to not have your earnings stolen from you to pay for something you detest, and did not vote for.
You used to be able to start with nothing; get a rag, vinegar and water and start a business. With just hard work, you could live the "American Dream." Now, you must be licensed, bonded, and insured to start the smallest of businesses, and that takes thousands of dollars. This eliminates for many the possibility of starting their own business. This is killing the American Dream.
What is the duty of the government? It is to protect our rights. I know many people want more government regulation because of a belief that regulation keeps industry honest and prohibits predatory practices. However, the securities industry was one of those most heavily regulated by the government. They had received more than 100 complaints about Bernie Mafdoff's activities, yet they did nothing. Well, not nothing, they were busy downloading porn while you paid their salary.
What is freedom? Freedom is not having to ask the government for permission. We have allowed our government to become an overbearing monster from which we must get permission to catch a fish. Our government is raiding small farmers who are selling milk, eggs, and produce without government permission. Why should they be able to take money from me, to do with it things I am vehemently opposed to?
Will you choose to stand with me? Will you help restore freedom for all or will you allow government control of our lives to denigrate our society?
This is not Republican versus Democrat. They may play that game in DC. Local politics should be about those who want government control of their lives and those who want to keep Americans Free. I want Freedom, how about you? Vote for me on Nov. 2nd.
I will work to force the federal government to return to its constitutionally enumerated powers, and to restore our inalienable rights. The government should be limited to only Constitutionally authorized duties. Examples of Constitutionally authorized duties are; national defense, maintaining law and order, protecting life and property, preventing dishonesty, and guarding the public against vested special interests.
I'm Delia Lopez and I am running for congress because I believe “We the People” need to regain control of our government. My campaign is volunteer driven and grass roots. If you are interested in more information, please sign up for my newsletter at www.dlopezforcongress.com or email me Delia@dlopezforcongress.com
Delia Lopez is running U.S Congress, Oregon, District 03