|Vote Larsen for Congress in NJ-07|
Larsen says on his website that "I am running for Congress for the same reason most Americans are now active in local, state, and national politics: Barack Obama, Democrats, and liberal Republicans like Leonard Lance are destroying this country and I will not stand by and let it happen."
Larsen's family moved to America from Norway after their liberation from Nazi Germany at the end of World War II. He runs his own business here in New Jersey and is involved in several political action groups such as the Right to Life and Right Direction (a group dedicated to growing the conservative movement here in New Jersey.)
His opponent for the primary is Republican Congressman Leonard Lance. Lance is um, well, not conservative. Lance voted for Cap and Trade, for taxpayer funding to promote abortion overseas, against repealing Obama's offshore drilling moratorium, for EXPANDING Obamacare, for same-sex marriage, and voted to raise the debt ceiling.
His record reads like a storyline from the West Wing.
He fancies himself a "principled conservative" by which he means someone without any real core who will allow himself voluntarily to be steamrolled by the liberal establishment in order to get along and be given access to a cushy perch in the permanent political class in DC.
According to the Club for Growth's Congressional Ratings, Mr. Lance is typically around 50% conservative (with an equal dose of liberal) with the glaring exception of 2010 (coincidentally a massive tea party victory year) where he miraculously found himself with a 98% conservative ranking. In other words, Mr. Lance has learned the GOP establishment game well"
"An election is coming! Look conservative!"
After the election the "conservatism" so dear to the GOP RINOcracy when struggling for re-election is suddenly tossed aside in favor of "moderation" and "bipartisanship."
Mr. Larsen provides a bold contrast with Representative Lance's opportunistic conservatism. He is proudly pro-life and staunchly in defense of our Constitution. He believes in upholding the Second Amendment, repealing Obamacare, cutting spending and simplifying the tax code. He calls for a return to Reagan foreign policy where America stands up for her allies and interests around the globe with "peace through strength." He also says that no American sovereignty should ever be given over to any other global power (hello Agenda 21!)
And in a move that will please the rabble-rousing independent conservatives determined to bring about sudden and relentless reform, Mr. Larsen supports auditing the Fed.
He also calls for an end to punitive tax burdens on business, easing of federal regulations and an unleashing of the free markets to bring about an economic turnaround.
To put it bluntly: David Larsen gets it. As Larsen points out on his website:
For most of our short history as a nation, we have enjoyed the benefits of a limited federal government. The American people were free to pursue life, liberty, and happiness as they, themselves, defined it. Our economy flourished and our society was considerate. It can be that way again. American history shows that there is no greater force for economic expansion than the absence of government interference.Common sense conservatives who are tired of the permanent political class' crass abuse of power have a champion in David Larsen. Voters in New Jersey's 7th Congressional District should do everything they can to help him win in this election. It is crucial to have strong principled independent conservatives representing us in Washington DC if we are going to take back this country from the radical leftists and special interests that have caused this fiscal calamity. For more information on David Larsen and his campaign visit his website.
On Tuesday June 5 vote for David Larsen for Congress in NJ-07.