PUT AN ACTIVIST IN CONGRESS
VOTE FOR SEAN SHEPARD ON MARCH 11
If you like what Hoosiers For Fair Taxation stands for and what we do, then send this endorsement for Sean Shepard to all your friends and encourage them to go out to vote on March 11 for Sean as your new congressperson to take the late Julia Carson's seat.
As activists, we follow politics on an hour by hour basis. Sometimes we even drive what happens. In other words, we have a clue.
Sean Shepard is your best choice for Congress. If you were involved in the property tax and city council rallies last summer, you would know that Sean Shepard led these rallies beside Melyssa, Andy Horning and Dave Bond of StopIndiana.com. Here's one of Indiana Tea Party videos he made for us. If you want to see more go here to see that Sean is one of our key activists.
Many of you don't know, but when the property tax crisis first hit in July 2007, Sean spent days crunching numbers of various economic plans and studying policy to see if a model of the Fair Tax would be realistic for Indiana.
Sean Shepard is one of Indiana's Fair Tax directors and will co-sponsor HR25, the Fair Tax Act. The Fair Tax, an exhaustively researched economic plan that will dramatically improve our nation's economy for the better by eliminating all tax except a consumption tax. Adopting the Fair Tax will stimulate America's economy while elminating the oppressive IRS. Surveys show that most Americans favor the Fair Tax over our dysfunctional tax system, yet our politicians refuse to let go of the status quo. That's because the status quo directly benefits politicians and their party before you, the taxpayer.
You might ask yourself why you should vote for the Libertarian. I would ask, why not see what he can do for us between now and the end of the year? What do you have to lose? It's not like the 7th district had representation since September 2007 anyway.
Sean would be the first Libertarian in Congress. That means there will be plenty of media for conservative Libertarian ideas a.k.a. Goldwater republican ideas and the importance of Rule of Law. How can that be bad for America or Indiana?
Sean has a proven record of working as an activist (without pay) for freedom. He's already given countless hours of his life to help improve his city and state for no other reason than he cares. If he already does this work for us for free, imagine what he can accomplish when he holds real power as a Congressman to help make positive change for Indiana and America?
Sean's competition is getting the media attention for now. Jon Elrod, the republican, is busy raising 100's of thousands of dollars for the republican power brokers. Jon is courting the gay community for money and publicly backs property tax repeal and gay rights. He's good looking, a lawyer, and is very likeable. He seems to be the perfect mix of fiscal conservative and social liberal.
Yet there is more to Elrod than good looks and gay friendly politics. Jon Elrod has not yet finished his term as Indiana State Representative. He was elected to fulfill that role, not abandon us the moment something shinier comes along.
Elrod is now comfy and cozy with the same bunch of elite republicans that turned their backs on Greg Ballard during our mayoral election. One of the first things these power brokers told young Jon Elrod is that he had to get busy and raise $300,000 for the republican party. And that's what he's busy doing right now. He doesn't talk about representing you in the state house. He does mention that he's never lost an election. What do you think? Are the citizens in Elrod's district taking a back seat to Elrod's fundraising and campaigning for Congress?
Have you heard Elrod on the news championing property tax repeal in the Indiana State House? Why isn't he working day and night lobbying other legislators for us on this very hot issue? The answer is that Elrod is busy raising $100's of thousands for his party and campaigning for a more high profile seat and a bigger salary.
Meanwhile Sean Shepard worked for you for free and sacrificed time from his family and business to do it for you.
Let's take a look at Andre Carson, Julia Carson's anointed grandson who was recently endorsed by Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. That statement alone should scare you from supporting Carson, but there is more.
Andre took a position on the city council to replace the seat vacated by Patrice Abdullah last fall. Andre has barely uttered a word since he took the city council seat. Within days of his appointment to city council, he accepted a lucrative marketing position with Cripe Architects in spite of the fact that he has no marketing or architectural experience. Guess what Cripe Architects does to pay Carson his lucrative salary? Why they do a whole lot of municipal contracts, of course.
Meanwhile Sean Shepard runs his own tech business that employs Hoosiers with good jobs, raises his children with his wife, pays his taxes plus pays to send his children to a private christian school, and still finds time to serve you by leading tax rallies, protests and educational forums. What are Elrod and Carson doing for you?
Sean Shepard never asked you for anything, but instead he gave you something. He gave you representation for property tax repeal and reform.
Sean Shepard stood up to government tax oppression for you.
Now he asks you for nothing but your vote on March 11 and a chance to show you what he can do for you in Congress between now and the end of the year.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Posted by M Theory at Tuesday, February 05, 2008