Support from the community for Assembly candidate Rob McCoy

Timothy J. Bond,  Thousand Oaks

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Rob McCoy, Candidate 44th Assembly District

I would like to share a letter I submitted to the Ventura County Star a few days prior to their announcement that they endorse the Big Government Progressive candidate over the Conservative candidate, Rob McCoy. I think the readers here understand what Jacqui Irwin is all about so I won’t bore anyone by going over the myriad of reasons we should get this ‘career politician’ out of public office, before we find her pulling the strings of state government directly.

Instead of lamenting that Career Politician, I would prefer to take this opportunity to remind my friends and patriots out there that while we may feel cynical or less-than hopeful about our future, THAT is what makes these elections so critical. Future national candidates are nearly all chosen from a pool of candidates elected at lower levels. We often get lulled into complacency by the perceived insignificance of public office in our communities and we tend to focus on the higher elections. This is a very unwise course of action as it serves as a self-fulfilling prophecy to the aforementioned [hopelessness & cynicism]. If you don’t vote, I promise you someone else is. Do you trust them more than yourself?

So before reading my letter below which was intended for a community newspaper that, in my opinion, should be on its deathbed as a business, I urge you to use what I call the “President’s Test” for all candidates you assess, no matter how low in stature or importance the office they run for today, is. Ask yourself if you would trust this person more or less than the other candidate on the ballot for that office, to be our President someday.

Please notice that I said [more or less]. We are never going to get the perfect candidates, so our decisions depend greatly on the degrees to which we find a candidate more favorable or less favorable, not whether they are absolutely favorable. This is a critical point.

Melissa Lockerman, Westlake Village

I just finished watching “A Time for Choosing,” Ronald Reagan’s seminal conservative ideology speech. There really isn’t one word of it that doesn’t still ring true today.  I was most struck by the line, “We’re at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it’s been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.”  Wow. We know the enemy now is progressivism, and I refuse to be among those who did the least to prevent its happening.  If I wasn’t already excited to vote on November 4th, this absolutely would have gotten me off the couch! But the fact is, I am already off the couch and you can’t keep me from the polls this time!

Sure, I’ve been disillusioned before.  I vote against a tax, the tax passes.  I vote against a proposition, the proposition passes.  You get the idea.  And it is very easy to get cynical when an anti-gun senator is arrested for arms trafficking, another one is accused of taking bribes, and yet another is convicted of perjury and voter fraud for lying about where he lived when he ran for office. I had just about had it!

Then I met Rob McCoy. 

In April of this year, when I heard Rob McCoy speak about his vision for California and his reasons for stepping up to run for the 44th District Assembly seat, I did something I never thought I would do.  I signed my name to a campaign volunteer form.  My husband said I was nuts.  When was I going to have time for that?  But Rob stirred something in me that day.  After years of the same old mess, watching our beautiful state get deeper and deeper in debt, taxes increasing to the highest in the nation, and people I love moving away to Texas, Arizona, Nevada, here was someone who had a clear plan for taking back our state.  He knows we need to cut taxes, create incentives for businesses to come/stay here, create jobs, and reduce the financial burden on California’s families.  McCoy wants to represent us because he understands the words of Edmund Burke:  “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

Rob McCoy is a good man.  I have never felt prouder than I did that day I voted for Rob McCoy in the primary.  For the first time in forever, I felt like my vote meant something.  November 4th cannot come fast enough for me because, once again, I know my vote will make a difference in the 44th Assembly District and in this state that I am blessed to call home.

I urge you, my fellow patriots, not to sit this election out.  Send in those absentee ballots or get to your polling place.  We have an opportunity to make a huge difference on November 4th.  Races are tight and it’s going to take all of us to send a clear message.

“United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs.” –Patrick Henry

Let’s take back our state!

Thank you in advance for reading my letter submitted to VC Star on 20 October 2014.

Timothy J. Bond,  Thousand Oaks

In response to Tom Kisken’s story on October 18th in the VC Star titled Measuring the line between church and state.

Mr. Kisken had to feel stuck between a rock and a hard place while writing this. On one hand he tried to be objective, but on the ant-theist side of the argument the quotes he was stuck with were alarmingly ignorant. Bigotry is often born out of ignorance.

First I should question his wisdom in writing this, as he confessed that “Both candidates say religion is not a primary campaign issue.” Well then, why did Kisken try to make it one? Was he reporting or making “news”?

That being said I think Mrs. Irwin proved beyond a shadow of a doubt how unqualified she is to hold public office. For anyone who values truth and a basic comprehension of our Constitution Mrs. Irwin fails miserably at both. I must be emphatically clear here, the Constitution does NOT say “…that church and state should be separate.”  Here are the facts.

The phrase “separation between church & state” was written in a letter by President Jefferson to reassure Baptists they could exercise their faith free of government intrusion, NOT to protect government from religion. President Jefferson closed that same letter expressing very religious sentiments himself. The reader can confirm this independently.

Only a few days after President Jefferson penned that letter he attended Christian church services in the halls of Federal Congress. He also commissioned the Marine Corps Band to perform Christian hymns.

President George Washington kissed the Holy Bible in the first Presidential inauguration, immediately followed by his first official act which included “…fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe…” that He consecrate this nation.

If there could ever be a ‘verbal violence’ against truth, Kisken exposed many.

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