POST-GAZETTE - Res Publica
“It’s not the Kennedys’ seat, and it’s not the Democrats’ seat, it’s the peoples’ seat”
by David Trumbull
January 15, 2010
My birthday is ‘round about now which prompted two visits to downtown offices I rarely otherwise see. First I trekked down to Chinatown to the Registry of Motor Vehicles for my driver’s license renewal. Secondly was to my physician for the annual look, listen, poke, say “ahh,” drop-your-trousers and cough. I dare say most everyone would agree that the latter, for all the indignities, is still preferable to the former visit. So what it is with the Democrats who are hell-bent on putting the people who run the Registry in charge our medical care? On Tuesday, January 19th, we have a choice, Scott Brown, as U.S. Senator, will be the indispensable 41st vote to stop government take-over of health care. That alone should be enough to elect him. Wanting to preserving the best health care system in the world is just one of the many ways that Scott Brown is in touch with ordinary working people of Massachusetts. Here are some others, as gathered from his website—
Scott recognizes that our strength as a nation is built on the immigrant experience in America. He welcomes legal immigration to this country. However, we are also a nation of laws and government should not adopt policies that encourage illegal immigration. Providing driver’s licenses and in-state tuition to illegal immigrant families will act as a magnet in drawing more people here in violation of the law and it will impose new costs on taxpayers. He opposes amnesty, and believes we ought to strengthen our border enforcement and institute an employment verification system with penalties for companies that hire illegal immigrants.
Scott supports the Second Amendment and believes that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms as a basic constitutional liberty. He supports safe and responsible gun ownership.
Scott believes there are some crimes that are so heinous that they deserve capital punishment. Our Government should have the ability to impose the death penalty in cases where it is justified.
Scott believes marriage is between a man and a woman. States should be free to make their own laws in this area, so long as they reflect the people's will as expressed through them directly, or as expressed through their elected representatives.
[David Trumbull is the chairman of the Boston Ward Three Republican Committee. Boston's Ward Three includes the North End, West End, part of Beacon Hill, downtown, waterfront, Chinatown, and part of the South End.]