On Tues. Jan. 19, 2010 the United States was sitting on pins and needles as we awaited the election returns for the special US Senate seat in Massachusettes. An Independent Scott Brown was running on the Repub ticket against Martha Coakley the well known Dem candidate. From the beginning the odds were against Brown, as the election drew near, the Dems realized they were in trouble. Mass. is predominately a Democratic State. The seat up for grabs was the one occupied by the legendary Ted Kennedy for 46 years.
The citizens of Mass. came together and took this Country by surprise, they had the courage to stand up for their strong beliefs and say they were fed up with the current administration.
Brown is an Independent who ran with the Republican party. His overwhelming victory has stunned the world.
"As state Senator, Scott Brown has led the fight in Massachusetts against wasteful government spending and higher taxes. He is a free-market advocate who believes our strength as a nation flows from its people. He believes in a culture of family, patriotism and freedom. At his September 12 announcement of candidacy for the U.S. Senate, Senator Brown articulated a core set of beliefs that guide his thinking.
•Government is too big and that the federal stimulus bill made government bigger instead of creating jobs
•Taxes are too high and are going higher if Congress continues with its out-of-control spending
•The historic amount of debt we are passing on to our children and grandchildren is immoral
•Power concentrated in the hands of one political party, as it is here in Massachusetts, leads to bad government and poor decisions
•A strong military and vigorous homeland defense will protect our interests and security around the world and at home
•All Americans deserve health care, but we shouldn't have to create a new government insurance program to provide it"
Sounds too good to be true, we now have an Independent person who was elected on the Republican ticket with the same beliefs we the people have. The change we want is coming to DC.
Scott Brown comes to the US Senate with new hope for all the people of America. He was little known throughout the Country, until the real Patriots of the Country discovered him. The Republican Party realizing what a critical vote this was began pushing his campaign, Patriots across the Country began to feal his beliefs are real and not just a lot of promises.His record as State Sen proves that. Brown fought State Government for the beliefs of his constituents. The support for him came as a big surprise to the Dems, they tried to save the election, but failed.
There is already talk on both sides of the party to revamp their political strategies, could this be the beginning of a bipartisan government? Will both parties move towards the center for the good of all the Country?
I believe he will be the first of many free advocates to enter the political arena this year. The people are finally being heard. Yes change is coming if we all work together and have the courage of the people of Mass. voters. They appeared at the polls in record numbers on a miserable snowy day for a special election. They realized just how 'special' this election was. It could be the turning point for the future of this Country.