'Why I'm running to be the next House minority leader'...
In 1995, House Republicans wrote the following in one of their first governing documents:Alas... not to be. Establishment candidates beat conservatives... stupid is as stupid does. The GOP just doesn't get it.
America stands at a crossroads. Down one path lies more and more debt and the continued degradation of the Federal Government and the people it is intended to serve. Down the other lies the restoration of the American dream...we choose the second of these roads.
We are once again at a historic crossroads in the nation's future.
The result of last week's election means that America is poised to go down the other path--the wrong one.
Our Minority must stand in the gap and point the path to the other road. We must be a light in the darkness. I brought a weathered pocket copy of the Ten Commandments with me this morning. The card is yellow from nearly twenty years of use. As I was preparing to speak, my eyes fell on a passage I had not noticed before. Exodus 20:20 reads, "Do not be afraid for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you."
Men and women of the Republican conference, Providence has come to test us and I know we will pass this test. We will do the work the American people elect Republicans to do; defend our nation, defend our treasury and defend our values with all we've got.
In the words of the founder of our Republican Party, "with malice toward none and charity toward all," I ask for your support for Minority Leader of the 110th Congress.
Also, 10 reasons not to support Rep. John Boehner, and an open memorandum to House Republicans from Newt Gingrich.