This is an open letter to David Sunderland, chairman of the Republican party.
Principles of the GOP, personal freedom from government bureaucracy, self-determination and self-reliance resonate deeply with me. I can commit and deliver less taxation. Let’s remove taxes on Vermont-made items. My policies encourage local productivity in the form of small businesses for economic balance- I choose to run in the Republican primary because there is a lot to love about republican principles, even though they aren’t currently upheld by the party. I see that long term, zerowaste is the way of the future, starting with zero-bureaucratic waste.
Nationally, through the Pauls, Republicans have led the way for reintroduction of agricultural hemp, a crop that will significantly reduce our heating fuel consumption in Vermont. I will make a budget that includes creating market demand for hemp crops by getting raw materials to colleges in Vermont for research and development. If Leahy and the Feds have not solved the seed import issue, as Governor, I’ll personally escort pallets of hemp seed from France, Ireland or Canada. Only with proven hempcrete construction methods will Vermont reach it’s thermal efficiency goals, and eliminate sick building issues and add more oxygen than carbon to the atmosphere.
Nor will being Republican mean sacrificing compassion to me. True Republicans are kind, good people who hope to encourage others to have dignity of self-reliance. As for coping with homelessness in Vermont I will set forth in my budget policy that has proven successful in Utah (the most Republican state of the Union). While our homelessness has been rising under the Democrats, Utah reduced their homelessness by 78% . How? By giving their homeless rooms of their own, no strings. It costs less, is more efficient and more compassionate all at the same time.
In 2010 and 2012 I came to run for Governor, and I am now again. I want to see political change that creates economic balance, productivity and individual freedom. Even while the majority of Vermonters see themselves Independents, the debates and the press to not consider Independents as true candidates qualified to be featured. Bernie, as many know, runs as a Democrat in the primary, and turns down the nomination in favor of being Independent. When debates would not allow me to participate as an Independent, the people of Vermont were denied, but I will persist until Vermont has the choice she deserves. I run and raise awareness while I do. Other candidates smooze big bucks and speak on behalf of their (out-of state) donors, but Vermonters can see I stand for the strength of Vermont.
The reader may not know that you, Mr. Sunderland, have decided I should not be a Republican. You say even if I win the primary, you would not allow the party to support me. Politicians and parties should represent people, and stop dictating over them. I take that obligation very seriously, that’s why I rub elbows with real Vermonters, not big corporate money.
However, if I do win the Republican primary, Republicans of this state will have spoken, I’d like you then to direct VTGOP resources to get me elected. In short I write this letter to say this to you, Mr. Sunderland, do not discourage competition, allow me to compete for the republican nomination. If I win, support me wholeheartedly.