Bring Government Back Home
Local civic engagement is essential to the system of checks and balances our Founding Fathers created. We cannot abandon our personal duties in holding our elected officials accountable. I believe in old-school America where the Representative is simply one of the people like everyone else. I will host weekly public office hours at a local small business, as well as have open hours in my own home where you are personally welcome to join my family for dinner and get to know us. I will not be exclusive and unreachable as we have sadly grown accustomed to through our current politicians.
The closer civil government is to the people, the more responsible, responsive, and accountable it is likely to be. The Constitution, itself, in Articles I through VI, enumerates the powers which may be exercised by the federal government. Our government was clearly established as one of limited authority. Over time, the limitations of government power imposed by the Constitution have been substantially eroded. I pledge to look through every bill on my desk through the lens of the Constitution and the Holy Bible.
Preservation of constitutional government requires a restoration of the balance of authority between the federal government and the states as provided in the Constitution itself and as intended and construed by those who framed and ratified that document. I pledge to be faithful to this constitutional requirement and to work methodically to restore to the State of Ohio and her people their rightful control over legislative, judicial, executive, and regulatory functions that are not constitutionally delegated to the federal government.