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I found Stephen Bloom quite by accident although Bloom and I would agree there is no such thing as an accident in God’s economy!  He’s a outspoken Christian attorney who works for Irwin and McKnight in Carlisle, PA (where Jim Thorpe went to college!) who has two blogs (at least) about being an attorney and follower of Christ.  (I say a believing attorney ought to be protected under the Endangered Species Act!)

He’s even took a swipe at Professor Michael Mann (now of Penn State, formerly of UVa!) in the local media:  Watch this video at the website of WHTM Channel 27 in Harrisburg.  In fairness, Penn State exonerated Dr. Mann in their internal review

Here’s the excitment:  He’s the GOP nominee for PA state legislature in the 199th District in the Carlisle area.  He beat several present or former office holders to win.  Here’s some highlights courtesy of PennLive:

Q&A, As a state representative, how would you work to bring jobs and industry back to Carlisle and the surrounding area? “I’m dedicated to cutting the size and scope of state government, cutting taxes, and growing freedom. When we reduce government, lift the tax burden, and strengthen our freedoms, then economic growth and jobs follow. We don’t need expensive government schemes to “create or save” jobs, we need to get government out of the way of the small businesses who do the real job creating. Pennsylvania is an exceptional place and the 199th District is an exceptional place. Our people are self-reliant and motivated. When we restore our freedom and keep government out of our way, we will excel and thrive.”

Bloom’s website has a special treat:  The text of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  (Maybe some of his future colleagues will add it to their reading list!)  The preamble is worth reading by all Americans:

WE, the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

I suppose Representative Leland Yee ought not read this – he might try to ban it from California schools! 

It sounds neat to run from the 199th District and I wish Stephen Bloom all the best!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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