An Article by David Larson, Jackson, MO:
Representative Jo Ann Emerson needs to worry about her chances in the August 2012, Republican primary. Of the 103 votes cast in the concluding straw poll at the Cape County Tea Party Candidate Forum on July 17, 2012, Mrs. Emerson received the support of seventeen or 16.5% of those who voted. Mrs. Emerson did not make an appearance nor did she send someone from her staff to speak at the event. This speaks volumes to her concerns of the folks who elected her to represent the 8th Congressional District.
On the other hand, Mr. Bob Parker garnered eighty-four of the 103 votes simply by attending and expressing his views to the people present at the Forum. To put this in terms of percentage, it was 79.6% of the votes cast.
This was a huge difference in support of one candidate over the other. Mr. Parker, one might conclude, demonstrated his concern for the folks he may someday represent in the US House of Representatives.
The following quote is taken from the Matt Kibble’s book Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government’s Stranglehold on America, Chapter 5.
- “Those in power are not only pushing back against the liberation of individual preferences seen elsewhere in society; they are pushing back hard against anyone who wants to be let inside the castle gates, anybody who wants to be part of the process of deciding. Ensconced inside, the political class seems to be looking down from the castle turrets at the rest of America.
- Their disdain is palpable.
- They see unwashed rubes, amateurs who could not possibly understand the complexities of governance. We are just too simple to understand, not quite smart enough to take care of ourselves on the big issues of the day. They, the experts have drawn a line in the sand that you, a stakeholder in the American Enterprise, shall not pass.”
Josh Haynes, senior staffer with Emerson’s campaign, was quoted in the Southeast Missourian on July 20, 2012, Emerson fliers attack Parker on drug, terror stances:
“Parker’s logic is flawed and shows a fundamental misunderstanding of how the federal government works.”
As a senior staffer of Team Emerson Campaign, Mr. Haynes words speak directly to the core values of Mrs. Emerson. From the two quotes above it does not take a “member of the political class” to connect the dots of Mrs. Emerson’s feelings for her employer, the voters in the 8th Congressional District. One might surmise Mrs. Emerson is a “Washington Insider” (a member of the House of Representatives since 1996) feeling she knows what is best for the people in the her District no matter how the majority in her District feel about a “big issue.” Sometimes her votes reflect the views’ of the District and sometimes not. Mrs. Emerson could better serve her constituents by following this guiding Principle of Liberty, “The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.”
Mrs. Emerson’s surrogates want to link Mr. Parker to a fringe libertarian group, NORML. The campaign should not go there. Mrs. Emerson has donated to the campaign of one of the most vile, divisive, “hate speech mongering” member of Congress and the Democratic Party Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. All one has to do is follow this link
Type in Emerson Jo Ann, press Get Listing and look for 29935452666.
It is a document on the Federal Election Commission’s website. It shows Mrs. Emerson as a donor to the Wasserman-Schultz for Congress 2010 US House of Representative Primary campaign in the amount of $218.50.
It is time to unseat Mrs. Emerson from the US House of Representative.