There is Enough to Do What Needs To Be Done
I need you to carefully consider what I have to say today.
I believe there is enough of everything to do what needs to be done.
What does this have to do with my effort to be the 86th District Representative? I believe there is enough to do what needs to be done in Michigan. We have enough resources, including the finances and manpower, to do what we need to do to preserve and protect what we have and to make the repairs to what is broken.
- There is enough to protect our water.
- We have enough to provide great schools to all children in Michigan.
- There is plenty to repair our roads.
- We have enough to repair our failing infrastructure.
This is not some pie in the sky fantasy.
In fact, I believe this message has a lot more REALITY and truth in it than if I came before you and told you we do not have enough to get the job done. I would suggest to you that the constant drone of "not enough" is a smoke screen - and a very detrimental yet effective smoke screen. It is practiced and perfected in the major leagues (Washington, DC) and has trickled down to Lansing and beyond.
The fantasy is that we do not have enough. This message of lack is designed to create fear and division and it has done a tremendous job in our country - especially over the last decade or two. When the message of lack gets repeated and amplified it becomes stronger and seemingly unbeatable.
I suggest to you that the message of "We do not have enough to do what needs to be done" is like The Wizard of Oz. It is a lot of blowing smoke, shooting flames, and generally scary stuff - but when you pull aside the curtains it is really just an amiable old guy who is really nothing to fear. In fact, those who spread this kind of message are generally terribly afraid themselves.
The time has come to promote a new message:
There is enough to do what needs to be done.
Without going on another rant, the PROOF that I offer is that in spite of the constant drone of lack - when push comes to shove and some corporation needs a massive tax break or an out and out GIFT of millions - BINGO, the money is there. No lack- no worries.
We have plenty of money in Michigan to do what needs to be done. All that has to happen is for enough people to recognize this fact and send representatives to Lansing who will have the courage to stand up to The Wizard of Lack by collecting what is due FROM EVERYONE and then seeing that what is collected is spent for the greater good of all.
I want to be one of those people -
send me to Lansing and let me pull back the curtain.
We have enough to do what needs to be done.