Stan Casacio Launches 4th District Write-In Campaign — Stan Casacio, who perceptively launched a GOP primary challenge to Pennsylvania’s then 7th District incumbent congressman Pat Meehan two years ago, — it sure would have been nice if he won, right? — has launched a write-in campaign for the May 15 GOP congressional primary to challenge Dan David, who is the only name on that GOP ballot for what is now the 4th District, after the court-mandated shuffling.
It should be noted that Joe Billie, who was preparing a primary challenge to Meehan before his resignation and before the redistricting, has also said he is running a write-in campaign for what is now the 5th District. The only GOP name on the ballot there is Pearl Kim.
The new 4th and 5th districts skew far more heavily Democrat than the old 7th District did.
Here is Stan’s explanation as to why he’s doing it:
By Stan Casacio
Two years ago, I challenged Pat Meehan in a primary. I knew it would be difficult to argue for conservative realism, common sense and fairness against an entrenched establishment “Run for the Hills” Republican.
Recently, many people who supported me two years ago have called asking me to run again on a grass roots “write in” campaign. It is very humbling when people who believe in the American Dream, like I do, call to say they want me to represent Pennsylvania’s new 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
It is deeply concerning to me that achievement of the American Dream – the freedom and opportunity to realize happiness and prosperity through personal initiative – is now in jeopardy. Clearly, the establishment Republican Party has for the most part abandoned the fight for equal justice for all, the right to life, and the right to protect yourself and your family. It has supported increased taxes and spending at local, state and federal levels. The establishment Republican Party did not veto Obamacare when it had the opportunity, did not fight to protect our boarders from illegal crossings, and has stood aside or actually participated in the witch-hunt against President Trump. These actions and many others threaten the opportunity for citizens to pursue the American Dream.
The new federal budget steals our hard-earned income and uses it for purposes we oppose. It continues funding of Planned Parenthood, for example, which stops the life of unborn children. If wealthy billionaire liberal Democrats want Planned Parenthood to continue they should fund it themselves. They should not use our taxes because many of us are pro-life and oppose abortion on moral and religious grounds.
Sadly, there are three legal systems operating in the U.S. – one for people who are wealthy, powerful and well-connected, one for liberal Democrats, and one for the rest of us.
Frankly, I have had enough of gutless Republican legislators who stand for nothing, because that’s the politically shrewd thing to do, and they accomplish nothing that their constituents want!
I believe the strength of America is that we love to chart our own course in life. We were born to do this – our parents, grandparents and so many other immigrants came here from all over the world because only in America can a person from an ordinary background enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I also believe that liberalism and the establishment politicians of both parties pass laws that undermine our Constitution, take away our rights, and threaten to replace our customs and traditions with socialism. Americans believe that nothing is right if it is morally wrong. Think for a moment about the abysmal failure of liberal, socialist countries. Take Venezuela, for example. A country once thriving is now steeped in poverty and lawlessness. Liberals and establishment types believe that we all must think and act the same and when we don’t, they create new laws to take away more of our rights.
What to do? I am reaching out to you because you are politically interested and active to some degree. A write-in campaign is hard to win. It truly is grass roots work. Success requires a driving force of supporters who believe in the massage and the messenger. If I win this write-in campaign, first, we will all make history! Second, I will take on the challenges we face with common sense and a firm commitment to uphold the American Dream.
A few closing points:
- I will always refer to the money the government takes from us as taxes! Politicians always talk about revenue to the government – government does not produce anything other than paper work and more regulations. Adding more regulations means taking more rights and money from us.
- I will recognize that there are males and females – and there are differences among them. Members of both sexes deserve respect and equal opportunity, not because they are women or men but because they are us – the human species.
- I will do everything I can as your legislator to protect life, and not harm or destroy it. Our country spends billions to find life on other planets but neglects and mistreats people and the environment on earth.
- Our borders are entry points for drugs and bad actors. We need to know who will come into the United States to do us harm and who wishes to join us as citizens or visitors to live peacefully among us and help make our cities and towns safe and prosperous. Drug cartels make billions buying off the politicians, judges and other public officials. The opioid crisis is horrific; it is killing our youth and must be ended. Sanctuary cities are drug distribution points. I will work to stop illegal aliens from entering our country and bring justice to those engaged in drug trafficking!
Stan Casacio Launches 4th District Write-In Campaign