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Why I’m Voting for Dave Brat by John Pride

Why I’ll Vote for Dave Brat

One reason for my support of Dave Brat is that I’ve taken the value of my vote more to heart and mind these past several years. I’m no longer available to follow the lead of a professional politician. A political person since Watergate, I am now far more informed and alert than any earlier version of myself. I now listen to campaign statements with interest, and then follow the actions of those elected to represent a self-governing people.

Dave Brat accepts these principles without reservation, and he agrees that our current challenges reflect a decades-long failure to apply such standards to our role as free citizens. The individual voter has been ill served by the all-powerful political class of this country, yet virtually every politician is made wealthy in world-apart environment of their own design. All that’s required is that they go along and make waves only on cue, and then only for dramatic effect (typically for reelection).

I am no acolyte, and will do all that I can to prevent knee-jerk, self- and ideology-serving party loyalists from representing me. Dave Brat’s candidacy is the result of a true turnaround in conservative self-governance, starting with the direct accountability noted above. He’s aware that Washington routinely turns the principled into go-along insiders, and we are fortunate that he is willing to stand with us against the foolishness that’s plagued us for generations.

The easy path of fiscal cowardice is perhaps the worst of all political sins, because any budgetary status quo is a boot on the throat of future generations. Therefore, I’m relieved to know that Dave Brat is a conservative economist, and that he’s able to apply expert knowledge and experience to complex matters faced by a struggling nation. I need his expertise working for me in Congress, because I’m not voting for just another politician, and I’m not merely trying to win an election. I’m voting for an era of informed self-governance, one election and candidate at a time – because I’m trying to save a nation.


John Pride

North Chesterfield, Virginia

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Tom White Says:

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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