With the floods in the district I have put the campaign on hold for a couple of days. Many of our fellow citizens in the district have suffered great losses. Businesses had to shut down and private homes were evacuated as the water subsided. I did find something quite interesting as I was helping families cope with the situation. By far most of us were doing all we could to protect and save our homes and belongings. We did not wait for anyone else to step in to tell us what needed to be done. Here in Tennessee we just do it ! I did talk to one person however that did not take any action at all to try and save their belongings. I offered to help and the response I received was actually a bit alarming. I was told they did not need to do anything because FEMA would take care of everything they lost. I had a hard time understanding why they felt it is the governments job to replace their belongings. This kind of thinking is becoming far to common in America today. It is time to be sure what limited role government is to play in our lives. Then we need to take personal responsibility to handle the majority of our situations without government interference.
The Trousdale County Meet and Greet was a tremendous success. As with all over the district the two biggest issues that we continue to hear are jobs and budget. Fortunately these are two of the main concerns that got me into the race to start with. We still believe if government will ease up on unneeded regulation and red tape many businesses would be in a position to start hiring again.
We had a very good week. People are very upset. They have shared with me their concerns about how it seems our government has lost its direction of common sense values that our founding fathers sought to establish when they wrote our constitution. Every day the people that we met with were very open to hearing what our campaign is about.
1) Traditional Tennessee Values
2) Common Sense Approach to Budget Issues
3) Education — Let Teachers Teach and Parents Parent!
4) Term Limits
5) Job programs that really work!
Yes our week has been very productive. Next week we will back in Watertown and Woodbury. We have a booth next Saturday in the Watertown mile long yard sale. We are right off the square in Watertown and will be doing a voter registration drive as well as passing out information about our campaign. We look forward to seeing you there.
I am looking forward to attending the Good Ole Days of Cannon County on May 14-15 at the courthouse square in Woodbury. The event’s proceeds benefit the Cannon County After School Programs and the Senior Citizen Center.