We have spent the last many months carefully selecting advisors from around the State, and around the Nation, to help us set our policies in many areas of common concern. This is not to say that the individual candidates do not vote their own conscience…we encourage that they do ONLY that, with the input and support of their constituents.
Our organization is not “lock-step” on all issues. We ask that our candidates follow two simple rules:
1) Uphold the Constitution of the United States
2) Don’t Steal
It really is that simple.
The so-called “Two-Party” system has been carefully cultivated to set up exclusionary issues – where they make specific points “deal-breakers”, and use those issues as a means of marginalizing any independent competition.
We’re not playing that game. If you had the perfect candidate for Office, but you disagreed on a single issue, should you select someone less qualified over that one issue? I don’t buy it. I want the best choice, and no single issue is sufficiently overridingly important to trump all others for me – and probably not for you, either.
I don’t wear my faith on my sleeve, although it certainly guides my position on many issues. If elected, I am being “hired”, however, to follow the charge placed upon me by the Oath of Office.
Article VI of the U.S. Constitution requires that Members of the U.S. Congress be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution. Members-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives typically take the Oath of Office on the House Floor on the first day of a new Congress, immediately after the Speaker of the House has been elected and sworn in.
The Speaker administers this oath:
“I, (name of Member), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God” (5 U.S.C. §3331).
As Article VI is certainly a part of the US Constitution, adherence to this oath is thereby a requirement of the “Democratic-Republican” Organization of New Jersey. (See “RULE ONE” above)
I am beholden first to the Constitution, and thereafter to the constituents of the Third Congressional District. We are not “bought and paid for” representatives put forth for election by a party organization driven by money, influence, and cronyism. Our candidates are selected because they specifically stand against such party puppets.
Many have become frustrated over the last several decades, especially in view of the scandals associated with the two “major” parties that have been uncovered at the local level. Some have even stopped participating in elections altogether, viewing their vote as inconsequential in defeating the “machine” politicians.
It is to YOU that I write this letter. YOU have the opportunity to change the course of this Nation – your vote matters. If you have not updated your voter registration, please do so. If you contact me, I will provide you with the form myself. You must be registered at the address where you live to cast a ballot. The law is clear, and, in this race, it may be used to disqualify those voting against the “machine”.
Your vote is both a right and a privilege – and, in my view, sacred. To know that so many simply pull a lever in the column they lean toward is very disheartening, as an independent, because you need to KNOW who you are choosing. If you are willing to take the word of the corrupt party bosses for who you should support, you will get the government you deserve.
Take the time to know more. Most of us are not “Democrats” or “Republicans”, or “Liberals” or Conservatives”…we’re Americans, first, and the “party” system we’re under is broken. The way to fix it is to remove the offending appendage.
“If thy right hand offends thee, cut it off…” – Matthew 5:30 in my “King James”
If your elected officials offend you, FIRE THEM.
The two parties have broken faith with the electorate. That is a fact most clear to any who would take the time to review how things have been done in the past. Send them to the showers.
I was asked why I have not run as a Democrat or a Republican. It is not possible for me to do so successfully in this State, because I would not accept the yoke of the party bosses. If you know me, you know I fear nothing and kiss no one’s, well, “ring”. I will not do so in Washington, either.
I am applying for the job to represent you, fearlessly, and in obedience to the laws which govern us. Get to know me – get to know what we’re already doing for those of you in the district, which you never knew. We’re all serving within our respective districts as though you had already elected us – other than directly as legislators. Help put that last arrow in our quiver – send us to Washington, to represent YOU, not Gilmore, not Norcross, not even Birdsall Engineering or Americans for Prosperity…YOU.
I’m not asking for your money (although I would not be truthful if I said we would turn it down – at least from individual voters). I am asking for your input, your consideration, and your support.
I am specifically asking for your vote this November.
If you would help us change HOW you are represented for the better, reach out to me at email@example.com, or message me at this social media address. https://www.facebook.com/FrederickJohnLaVergneForCongress?ref=hl
If you would know more about what we’re already doing, visit http://www.democratic-republicanparty.org
http://fjl2104 will roll out the day after the primary in June.
Frederick John LaVergne, “Democratic-Republican” for Congress, New Jersey District Three, 2014
“Stand for what’s right, or settle for what’s left” - fjl