John Willoughby Answers “Why Should I Vote For You?”

John Willoughby Answers “Why Should I Vote For You?”

(Editor’s Note:  As my readers know, I have been saying that every race this election cycle is a national race to flip not only the U.S. Congress, but state legislatures and governorships to candidates that are pro-Constitution and anti-progressive globalist.  I strongly support John Willoughby as the GOP candidate to run against autocrat Mazie Hirono in Hawaii’s District Two race in November.  Mr. Willoughby was sent an email asking his qualifications to be that candidate.  What follows is his response.  To find out more about John and/or donate to his campaign, go here.)


Aloha Friends! As you are aware, we are facing a contested Republican Primary in District Two for the first time in many years. The interest in this race notwithstanding, there have been few efforts in the media or community to highlight the differences between my opponent and me, which does a disservice to voters who wish to make an educated choice. I am attaching a recent email below and my response to illustrate some of the differences I see in our campaigns.

The following is from a voter on the Big Island. Besides de-identifying the author, his email and my response are exactly as written:


I will be departing for the mainland on 9/1/10. I am awaiting my absentee ballot. Why should I vote for you verses Ramsay?

I too am a Navy Vietnam Vet and retired Pilot, so we have a few things in common. As well as being a staunch conservative.

I support the TEA party ideals as well as most of what Sarah Palin has to say. Are we on the same page?

Let me know.

Darrell F.

Aloha Darrell!

I’m glad you asked the question… I’m surprised more people don’t. The Primary election is just four weeks from tomorrow, so I’m not going to waste time mincing words.

It’s been about ten months since I filed my initial press release announcing that I would be running for U.S. Congress. Several months later, when Ramsay Wharton ran into stiff opposition from the Hawaii Republican Party in response to her desire to run for Lieutenant Governor, she shifted gears and decided to seek a path of lesser resistance. That path was to U.S. Congress. (To be fair, I also received opposition from the Party when I, as a complete unknown, first sought out their advice on running for Congress. I understood their concern, but stayed true to my convictions and elected to run despite their reticence. Personally, I feel she should have stayed true to her convictions as well.)

When she ultimately announced that she would be running, I immediately went on record welcoming her to the race. I insisted that her involvement would be nothing but positive with regards to giving Hawaii District Two voters an opportunity to hear a variety of opinions and ideas about substantive issues and solutions to the problems facing Hawaii families. (She even placed a copy of my letter on her website!) Now, six months later, we are closing in on the Primary Election, the results of which will decide who faces Mazie Hirono in the General Election.

This is not a beauty contest. If it was, I think you would agree that I wouldn’t stand much of a chance. Well Darrell, this is not a beauty contest and I’m not trying to win a crown. I’m trying to win a race for the future of Hawaii’s families.

Naturally, Ms. Wharton and I both feel we have the unique qualities required to serve the families of Hawaii. But when placed side-by-side, you would see that the differences between us become stark and the qualifications and experience I can offer Hawaii voters are far superior.

We are being told that we can expect wide scale changes in Congress after the November election. As many as 100 Congressional seats may change hands leaving a large number of Committee vacancies to be filled. We know that House Committee memberships are assigned based on a newly elected Representative’s background and experience. As a 26-year retired military officer (having served in combat, intelligence gathering, and serving many years in overseas duty assignments, etc.), I would line up for membership in the vitally important House Armed Services, House Foreign Relations, and House Veterans Affairs Committees. Possessing an active Top Secret SCI Security Clearance, I would also be considered for immediate membership in the House Intelligence Committee.

As a Commercial Airline Pilot for the past 12 years, I would also line up for membership in the crucial House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where I will join Congressman Charles Djou in moving forward legislation seeking an exemption for Hawaii from the Jones Act. An exemption would lower the price of virtually every good and service sold in Hawaii up to 22%, and would make our local products more marketable on the mainland and around the world. (By contrast, Ms. Wharton would have a hard time lobbying for membership in any committees other than lower level social service, public service, or communications committees.)

More importantly, my experiences in high-stress, fast-moving positions that require keen judgment and high levels of responsibility and decision making are well-known and have been consistently recognized. I have no qualms about comparing the levels of responsibility each of us has experienced and will have to offer Hawaii voters.

Whether in Command of an aircraft with 20 Navy Crewmembers in combat, or a commercial airliner with 360 passengers and Crewmembers flying into Chicago during a blinding snowstorm, I can’t afford to take my responsibilities lightly – Ever. I can’t routinely call out “cut,” or “let’s do that again,” or “we’ll just wait and try to make that landing later when the conditions are better.” In my business, I am literally responsible for the safety and wellbeing of thousands of families and business people every month. The number of safe landings must equal the number of takeoffs, and the number of men, women and children who walk safely off the plane at the end of the flight must equal the number that board at the beginning of the flight, every single flight. Every day of my life, my mantra must be, “failure is not an option.” I will take that same level of intensity, responsibility, and accountability with me to Washington on your behalf.

Quite frankly, Ms. Wharton is not in the same league. It’s not that she doesn’t have the enthusiasm or resolve… she simply has no common frame of reference, and that is why her claim that she is the only candidate with the experience to be a U.S. Congressman would not stand up under close scrutiny.

Specifically, there are several reasons why you should vote for me. First, my ideas on how to approach the morass our economy is facing are much more substantive: I will move forward on plans (described on my website) to reduce the tax burden on Hawaii families and small businesses; I will fight to stop the government’s incessant and reckless deficit spending that jeopardizes our children and grandchildren’s future; and I will submit legislation to create permanent, well-paying jobs for our unemployed and underemployed workers.

Secondly, I have already established life-long relationships with current members of the U.S. Senate such as Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Mike Enzy, John Ensign, Saxby Chambliss, and Orrin Hatch. And in the House of Representatives, with even prominent Democrats such as House Majority Leader Stenny Hoyer, Representatives Ike Skelton, and Sam Farr, and Republicans James Gerlach and Bill Shuster. Simply put, I know how Washington works. It won’t take me 2 or 4 or 6 years to figure things out. Nor will I be reluctant to fight against bureaucrats and politicians who make policies that aren’t in the best interest of Hawaii families.

Thirdly, I am not a career politician and I have no further career aspirations. I will serve no more than two terms. That will allow me to spend every minute in Congress working for Hawaii families instead of trying to get re-elected, or spending your valuable time courting special interests and lobbyists to curry their favor and raise campaign contributions.

And I firmly believe that a member of Congress should not profit from their public service nor leave Washington better off financially than when they arrived. Not only will I not accept healthcare benefits superior to those I already receive in my airline job (Kaiser) or that I can purchase as a retired military member (Tricare for Life), I will donate every single penny more than I will have received from my airline job (which is about half of a current Congressman’s salary) to Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu. That is a promise.

Finally, Ms. Wharton and I also differ on Christian values. I am the only candidate who is Pro-life, Pro-family, Pro-traditional marriage, and the only candidate to stand beside Governor Lingle and Hawaii families in opposition to HB444.

I also stand beside the Chiefs of all the Armed Forces and over 90% of our military in uniform who oppose lifting the military’s long standing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. I also oppose overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, which properly defines marriage as between one man and one woman, and does not force us here in Hawaii to recognize same sex marriages or civil unions performed in States on the mainland. Most importantly, I am not afraid to allow God back into our schools and communities.

I hope this has given you some idea why I think you should vote for me Darrell. But the bottom line is that I’m not here answering your email just so I can ask for your vote… I’m here to earn it.



The Noose Hiding In Plain Sight: Monsanto #1

The Noose Hiding In Plain Sight: Monsanto #1

(Editor’s Note: Monster readers know that I have been inside the labyrinth for a little over two months now.  The size and scope of the web that surrounds us grows each day that I read reports from the World Bank, IMF, FAO, Treasury Department, State Department, etc., and dig through legislation that is decades old.  I have come to the conclusion that breaking it down into smaller pieces may allow readers to grasp more without becoming totally overwhelmed.  American Patriots are going to take the Congress and White House back from the globalists, but what then?  We need to educate ourselves on how wide the web reaches, and to do that, you need to be looking at the scope on an international level, and at the United Nations.  The battle starts with our own Federal Reserve and branches out from there.  Abolishing the Federal Reserve cuts the head off the beast that is draining our wealth and enriching America’s true enemies.)

This is a very important French documentary about Monsanto that I urge you to watch in it’s entirety as you will be getting base knowledge for upcoming posts on Monsanto, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  The documentary is from 3.11.2008 and has a run-time of not quite 2 hours.  Please keep in mind that in 2004, Iraq Patent Law made it illegal for farmers to save seeds, yet in 2005, the FAO stated that the country’s seed industry had collapsed and it wasn’t able to meet farmers’ needs. Why does Iraq matter?  The massive transnational agriculture corporations are moving on these two countries and only GMOs are being supplied for crops as they are ‘high-quality’ and ‘high yield’.  Yet, the farmers aren’t allowed to retain seed; buying new each year, and there is emerging evidence that the GMOs are harmful to the environment and humans.  The corporations already control you through debt; now they get to control the food supply.  Add Codex Alimentarius and Agenda 21; our gooses are cooked…

I have never seen a situation where one company could have such overwhelming influence at the highest levels of regulatory decision making as the example of Monsanto with it’s GM food policy and the government.  – Jeremy Rivkin, Pres. of the Foundation For Economic Trends

The World According To Monsanto:


Ron Wyden (D-OR) Tries To Have His Cake And Eat It Too

Ron Wyden (D-OR) Tries To Have His Cake And Eat It Too

This post is for all my Oregonian readers who are jumping right out of their skins over the blatant ‘vote-buying’ that Ron Wyden is perpetrating in hopes of saving his senate seat.  Think about all the time, energy, and money Americans have spent trying to stop the 2,700 page Obamacare, and now we find out that Wyden has put in his own personal parachute with an amendment he added allowing states to opt out of certain sections of Obamacare.  Just for comparison’s sake, the original bill that created the Federal Reserve Mafia System was only 31 pages long and look at how much damage they have done in 97 years. (Currency devalued 96%.)

An excerpt from Ron Wyden’s “Missing The Point”.

So, in both the Healthy Americans Act and in the current health reform law, I included a provision that would allow states to gain an exemption from certain federal requirements — such as the individual mandate, the employer penalty and the exact standards for designing the exchanges, subsidies and basic health insurance policies — if they could find a way to do a better job of covering their state’s citizens. And I have been working to help states, like my home state of Oregon, take advantage of this option and hopefully move-up the date when states can start applying for waivers. (Ed’s note: emphasis mine) The reason for this — as the legislators in my state will attest — is that it’s a lot less cost effective for states to implement their own approaches in 2017 if they also have to pay to implement the federally mandated approach in 2014. For those who claim this position represents a retreat from the health reform law, they are mistaken. I have been advocating virtually non-stop for states to have the right to go their own way, including during the Senate Finance Committee’s mark-up up last fall when I got the provision included in the Senate bill. My letter to the state of Oregon last week was a continuation of my effort to promote state innovation in health care.

Sounds pretty fence-sitting and spineless to me; just like the rest of the pigs at the trough in the District of Criminals.

From WSJ:

Wyden Defects on ObamaCare

The Oregon Democrat breaks ranks with the White House.

One little-known provision of the bill allows states to opt out of the “requirement that individuals purchase health insurance,” Mr. Wyden wrote, and “Because you and I believe that the heart of real health reform is affordability and not mandates, I wanted to bring this feature of Section 1332 to the attention of you and the legislature.”

Now, that’s news. One of the Democratic Party’s leading experts on health care wants his state to dump the individual mandate that is among ObamaCare’s core features. The U-turn is especially notable because Mr. Wyden once championed an individual mandate in the bill he sponsored with Utah Republican Bob Bennett. We have differences with Wyden-Bennett, but it was far better than ObamaCare and would have changed incentives by offering more choices to individuals and spurring competition among providers and insurers.

The GOP challenger, Jim Huffman released a statement concerning Wyden’s race to save his seat.

Jim Huffman Responds to Ron Wyden’s Blatant Election Year Posturing

Friday, 03 September 2010 12:11
Oregonians need a senator who stands up for them all the time, not just in the months before an election


September 3, 2010

PORTLAND– Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Huffman made the following statement in response to Sen. Ron Wyden’s letter to Oregon Health Authority director Bruce Goldberg. Wyden is now encouraging the state to seek a waiver from certain ObamaCare rules.

“Ron Wyden claims that he stands up for Oregon, but when he was the deciding vote on the Obamacare legislation he was standing up for his party – not for Oregonians. Now Ron Wyden is trying to backtrack by offering a carve-out for Oregon that would not be effective until 2017 – long after the legislation is already in effect. It’s easy to see that Ron Wyden is posturing during an election year, trying to cover up for 30 years of ineffectiveness in the U.S. Congress. Oregonians need a senator who stands up for them all the time, not just in the months before an election.”

Contact: John Vinson

(503) 597-8725

Jim Huffman is Oregon’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. He has taught constitutional law at Lewis & Clark Law School where he also served as dean for 13 years. Huffman lives in SW Portland with his wife, Leslie, and their 3 school-aged children.

Remember, all races are national this election cycle. To learn more about Jim Huffman and/or donate to his campaign, go here.

For your viewing pleasure, Steve Forbes endorsing Jim Huffman.

(H/T Granny)

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