We in Allegan County are used to good roads, and the responsible stewardship of them. Bids, contracts, and the actual road work proceed in due order. Allegan roads hold up well under the frequent weight exemptions for our agricultural trucking during the frost law months. My local government, Salem Township, even sent a report to every resident in 2015 summarizing Read more about Roads[…]

The Regulatory Swamp

I am running for state representative because I’m fed up. Lansing’s routine of more laws, bigger bureaucracy, and picking winners and losers is not working for Allegan. Healthcare, education, small business, farming, construction— overregulation is killing all of us, and there is a better way. Good government protects individual life, private property, and the personal Read more about The Regulatory Swamp[…]

My Philosophy of Government

“In Adam’s fall,  we sin-ned all.” So the children of colonial America began their ABC lessons. The doctrine of original sin imbibed in their youth reappears in the political philosophy of the Founders, who wrote, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls Read more about My Philosophy of Government[…]

Public Safety

I support the Castle Doctrine, Shall-Issue laws, and Open or Constitutional Carry laws as proper applications of the Second Amendment and the principle of defending life, liberty, and property. One of my favorite public safety stories is the saga of Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Entering a city whose overwhelmed police force sometimes left active-shooter Read more about Public Safety[…]