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Vote on Tuesday June 3, 2014

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Please vote for me in the primary on Tuesday.

Your Vote could be the ONE that leads to a Democrat vs Democrat general election.

Barbara will finish first on Tuesday.  If I come in second there will be a Democrat vs Democrat general election.

If not Barbara will be reelected as this district will only elect a Democrat.

I ask for your support and vote.

Thank you for considering me and helping create choice and citizen democracy.



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June 1, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Keeping the government out of Religious activities

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It seems to me that many of the progressives speak out of both sides of their mouth.

With one side they say there needs to be a strong, clear line of separation of Church and State,  but then they champion the government taking on Religious activity, and weakening the houses of worship in the process.

Perhaps their motives are pure, and reflect their view that the Religions in America are failing in their obligations to show charity, but their actions undermine the very institutions that should be providing charity.

When Pastors, Bishops, Rabbis, or other religious leaders ask their flock to get aid from the government, instead of , or in addition to, the religious family, something is wrong.   Wrong with religion, and wrong with government.

The government plays a valid role in creating insurance pools to share risk, but not in offering charity.  Call the subsidies what you will, but if they are handouts of cash, to, or on behalf of, individuals or companies, based on need, and not insurance contract, it is charity.   Payments in excess of the contract obligations, are charity.

FDR provided employment opportunities in the WPA and other programs to give dignity and pay for work, not handouts of charity.  Today the progressives give charity, not dignity, and they borrow from the grandchildren to give that charity.

I for one think that families and the houses of worship are better suited to give intelligent, and appropriate charity.

Government programs should offer compensation for work, or payouts that are supported by insurance purchases.  The government should not steal the dignity of the citizens by telling them they can’t survive without government handouts.

In the extreme, when the government becomes a charity institution,  it has established itself as a religion. When the Federal government establishes itself as a religion, it violates the first amendment prohibition.

Free citizens should be told to put their faith in God,  family, or humanity, but not in the government.

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May 8, 2014 at 8:51 pm

I offer to serve … again

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The candidate list for the June primary in CA is now complete.   As no other Democrat choose to place their name on the ballot, I again have offered to serve. 

An elected Democrat who lives in the district, and wants to serve in the House, choose to apply for the CA 11th Congressional seat being vacated by George Miller, to play by the party rules.   This is why we do not have choice.  To run opposite an incumbent, when the Central Committee does not ask you to, is to “end your political career” 

Look for  Tony Daysog   DEMOCRATIC   who lives in Alameda and will be on the ballot as    Alameda City Councilmember  but not here in the 13th District.

Here in the 13th you have the Central Committee choosing Barbara Lee for you, or you could make your own choice, and choose me.

Also running is: Peace and Freedom Party member Lawrence N. Allen  and Republican Party member Dakin Sundeen.

You have a choice.  The choice is yours.    It’s your vote.   

This district will elect a Democrat.  It is a “Safe” seat for the Party.

If enough people vote for me in June, and I am the 2nd choice, you will have a choice in November, otherwise the race will effectively be over in June, and the Central Committee’s choice will return to D.C.

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March 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Democrat for TRUE Democracy

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With most districts being “safe” for one party, the Political leadership, not the citizens, control our government.  In most districts, we have One Party Rule, and sham elections.  

While it would be messy to have free minded representatives (witness the Republican Party leadership’s issues with Tea Party members) we will not have a true Democracy as long as the leaders, and not the citizens, have control over the elected officials.  We will not have compromise, or progress, as long as being “primaried” is the threat used by the Party Whip, to keep elected officials in line. 

I will run again this coming year to ALLOW for Democratic choice.   The Party will give us Barbara Lee again, and will endorse her, as they did Pete Stark, because she stays in line.  The Party leaders will not welcome my offering choice.   They do not want someone who might vote independently.  

As long as Barbara remains under control, like a good party slave, they will not “primary” her.   As long as they do not “primary” her,  she will be safely reelected if no other Democrat is available for citizens to choose. 

In all “safe districts” unless some free Democrat offers to run against the Party leadership’s wishes, the citizens of the district will not have any choice, but to accept the Party chosen, Party Leadership elected, candidate.

That is not the democracy I want my fellow citizens to have put upon them.  I want them to have choice, and so I will offer choice, even though the odds of being elected are like the odds of winning the lottery. The Party has the money to support their obedient slave, and will reward obedience, with a “clear path” in the primary, and sure election in the fall.

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August 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Barack, Joe, Harry and Nancy are taking us over the cliff

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Knowing that they can’t avoid European style blowback from doing the right thing, they will allow us to go over the cliff, and try to blame the Republicans for not caving on a tax the 2% only solution.

If they really think that a tax the 2% only solution will work, they should offer to resign if the Republicans give them what they want, and both unemployment, and the deficit go up as the Republican predict.

They will not make that offer, because they know that the Republicans are right, a tax the 2% only solution will not solve the problem, it will worsen the problem.

Barack and Joe need to take the lead to cut entitlements, so that we can avoid the European like mess.  It is the natural outcome of the government usurping religious responsiblity, and creating public entitlements that exceed the contributions made into the system.

I hope there are enough honest Democrats in Washington D.C. who love the country, more than the Party, and will find the middle ground to do the right thing, and stop buying reelection with my grandchildren’s income, (aka national debt).

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November 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Congratulations Eric on finishing what I began.

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Congratulations to Eric Swalwell for completing the victory over, out of touch, Pete Stark.

Two years ago I gave the Democrats in the district the first opportunity to show their desire to get a new Democrat to represent them in D.C.

With only a name on the ballot, and no money, or endorsements, they gave me 16% of the primary vote.

That result, plus the new top two primary, created the opportunity for some other Democrat (Eric Swalwell) to challenge Pete in the newly redrawn CA-15th Congressional district.  Thankfully Eric had the courage to withstand the political party pressure to “let Pete stay in power”.

Eric demonstrated what I believe, representation, not power, is the point of being a member of the House of Representatives.   Pete, and the Party leadership support of him was about power, not representation.

Pete has not cared to represent the citizens of his district for years.  I am glad for the investment I made two years ago, if in some small way it has led to more representation, and less politics.

Congratulations Eric on finishing what I began.

Justin Jelincic, resident of the new CA-13th Congressional district.

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November 7, 2012 at 7:11 am

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With the primary behind me I am still proud to have made choice available.

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With the results in, it is clear that Barbara does not carry the same type of baggage that Pete Stark does.  With an open primary, and less than 6% of the vote vs. more that 15% two years ago vs Pete, it is clear the anti incumbant vote is not alive and well in the district.

Over in the 15th, Pete stands for reelection (42%)  against fellow democrat Eric Swalwell (36%).  It will be interesting to see how that plays out when the turnout goes up in November.   I would guess the party lines up behind Pete, even though the editorials say it’s time for him to go.     With both Ellen Corbett and Ro Khanna, raising money but not wanting to challenge Pete, I assume they will come out endorsing Pete to make their pathway to 2014 easier. 

Hopefully THE PEOPLE and not the party, and money, will have the final say in November.

I will keep the blog going from time to time, and keep the campaign account open to be ready in two years, to allow the minority to be heard.

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June 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm