Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tough talking undertaker vows 1 term in Senate

Belton - U.S. Senate candidate Glenn Addison has a plan to get the moochers off welfare and Medicaid.

The solution, he says, is to tighten the criteria that lets able bodied people who can actually work and make a living loaf and live off the labors of others.

“We have so many people who are moochers.” He reminded his audience of the teaching of the Apostle Paul. “If you don't work, you shouldn't eat.”

A self-described “conservative who likes tea,” he says the entire structure of the way the federal government does business must be changed.

But you can't do it all at once.

“If you take those little piglets off the mother sow's teats, that's when the squealing will begin,” he told a meet and greet gathering in downtown Belton.

The moochers would all come out to vote.

In the year 2014, every conservative in the U.S. House of Representatives would be gone, replaced by tax and spend liberals.

Over a period of 4 years, his strategy would be to reduce the ranks of welfare chiselers and medicaid clients who are really able to work by 1/3 at a time.

Besides, when the Texas Legislature cut Medicaid funds to balance the budget, the federal government retaliated by cutting its Medicaid contribution to Texas' indigent health care. “The whole system runs by blackmail.”

Why the urgency?

He says, “I believe the future of our country is at stake, and I wouldn't be running if I didn't. I was raised to pay cash.”

Hailing from the piney woods at Magnolia, west of Conroe and the Woodlands in Montgomery County's suburbs north of Houston, Mr. Addison cites the Levite interpretation of Mosaic law, as quoted in the Old Testament book of Leviticus.

In those days, if a house had mold and fungus that made its occupants sick, the priests would prescribe a purification procedure. If it didn't work, you had to tear the dwelling down and start over.
“The structure of government must change,” he told a throng of about two dozen people.

That's why he pledges he will serve only one term in the Senate. Furthermore, once declared the winner of the election, “I will immediately close my campaign fund...I won't need it any more.”

Quite simply, “We have to return the time when we had citizen legislators, not career politicians.”

He won't even apply for the Congressional pension plan or the Cadillac health care plan.

Recalling the 1939 Hollywood epic, “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” a motion picture which starred James Stewart as a crusading first-term Senator, he outlined a course of action that he says will set the nation back on the right track.

Fifteen years on his local school board has shown him the federal government has usurped powers nowhere to be found in the articles of the U.S. Constitution.

Education should be left to the states. Period.

He wouldn't abolish the U.S. Department of Education. He would only fire all 4,500 of its executive level bureaucrats and keep but one director whose sole job would be to write a check to each state – once a year.

The next goal would be to repeal any federal legislation that deals with classroom instruction pre-kindergarten through high school graduation.

Protection of the borders is a red letter issue in his book. Because of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, “We are not protecting our national sovereignty.” By law, federal troops are not allowed to become involved in internal matters; these problems are left to police agencies.

He wants to change all that. If a military unit spots undocumented aliens making illegal border crossings, they should be allowed to detain the suspects anywhere inside a half-mile or one-mile band that skirts the border.

Use the provisions of Article V of the Constitution to amend and repeal strictures that are making it hard on American business and citizens. As in the provision that dealt with how to count the slaves, how to apportion the vote in the Congressional Districts, the limitation was that no amendment “which shall be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the fist and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.” Thus did the founding generation phase in any chages to be made to their system. It was necessary to get the job done. Without the provision, the slave holding states would have never approved of the Constitution and sent it on for ratification.

Texas and other states can expect to have no competitive edge in attracting former American manufacturing entities back from overseas unless the states are allowed to regain control of health and safety regulation and environmental strictures.

“We're exporting far too many of our jobs to other countries.” Eight out of ten items found in department and big ticket stores, “don't say Made in USA.”

First of all, corporations don't pay taxes, he reminded the crowd. Nevertheless, cut corporate taxes 25% across the board, and if a manufacturer assembles a product 75% of the parts of which are made in America, there should be only a 10% corporate tax on the finished items.

When a manufacturer re-opens a rusting plant idled by global competition, allow a 10-year moratorium on the corporate tax levy on the factory.

So, he summed up, he is not an attractive candidate to the vested interests or the special interest groups. He will only be in office for one 6-year term.

How does he hope to raise campaign funding?

Quite simply, he is asking for donations in denominations of $5, $5 of which he will return by Christmas of the year he takes office if the contributors are not satisfied. He will accept much higher contributions, but he will only return $5 to the dissatisfied.

He asked that his supporters host meet and greet gatherings in their homes, in restaurants and meeting rooms. Expense is minimal and the potential for exposure is vast.

How is it working?

In a recent candidate forum held in Houston, he received 43% of the audience's approval in the straw poll taken afterward. In San Antonio, he was runner-up with 36% of the vote.

All seven candidates for the Senate seat of Kaye Bailey Hutchison will appear in Waco on Saturday, August 13 at the Hilton on University-Parks Dr.

To see how he stands on hot button issues like pro-life, immigration, education and defense of the nation's borders, go to his website at - “where Glenn gets specific.”

Call 281-789-7748 to volunteer to host a meet and greet.

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