A government watchdog challenges a career politician
By Andy Calwell
I identified as a traditional Democrat for the first half of my life because then and now, I wanted the little guy to have a fighting chance. I grew up relatively poor as a result of my dad having passed away when I was 9 years old. My mom, an immigrant, did what she could to provide a decent life for us; however, I started working when I was 9 years old to help out. Nevertheless, I am not complaining as I consider myself fortunate to have been raised by parents who were members of the greatest generation.
As I got older, I realized, as did Ronald Reagan, that the Democratic Party had drifted far to the left, leaving me behind for the following reasons. First, I was raised to believe that one’s quality of life begins with a work ethic and a good job, rather than false assurances having to do with government handouts. Second, I believe it is unethical and unrealistic to believe that other people, even the rich, owe me anything. Third, I learned you can’t multiply wealth by way of division.
This coming election, therefore, does not present a choice between a Republican and a Democrat to represent the Central Coast in Congress. Rather, this election will determine whether or not America continues down a path towards socialism — that is, a takeover of our entire economy by the federal government. It is a stark choice indeed.
You name it: Medicare for all, banning private insurance, the Green New Deal, free college for everyone, a free universal basic income (even if you don’t want to work), a 70-90% tax rate, open borders, the list goes on and on. All of these programs championed by Congressional Democrats, including Salud Carbajal, present an existential threat to liberty and all this country has to offer hard-working people who deserve to keep what they have earned. If you think waste, fraud and abuse are rampant in Washington, D.C., now, can you even imagine what will happen if we let government take over the rest of our economy?
Most importantly, I am a man of my word. What I say to you here in the district, will be the same thing I say in Washington, D.C. The same cannot be said of Salud Carbajal, who claims to be a bi-partisan moderate who works across the aisle, but he has done nothing to serve as a check against the most extreme factions within his party. In fact, he has enthusiastically embraced its most extreme proposals, while peddling a whole different story back home.
I believe both parties can do a better job in Washington, D.C., and I intend to point them in the right direction. With your support, I intend to help America return to its roots of freedom, liberty and limited government. We are to be a nation of free people served by citizen representatives rather than by a professional political class that seeks to control every aspect of our lives. For more information visit www.andycaldwell2020.com
Candidate for Congress