|Name||Joseph L. "Joe" Kennedy|
Dedham, Massachusetts , United States
Jul 09, 2016 02:21pm
|Info||I would like to provide you with a little background on my political history and where my beliefs lie today. |
In College, I would have considered myself a Democrat. I would not have considered myself active in politics at the time, however, I did work on Tom Harkin's run for presidency by collecting signatures for him in New Hampshire.
At different points in my life I have been registered as both a Democrat and as an Independent. Over the past 5 years I have become more and more concerned about spending in Washington and taxation in general. The extensive spending on Wars, Bailouts and Social Programs in both the current and previous administrations have expanded the deficit at speeds we have never before witnessed. These costs will have to be paid by us in the short term through tax increases, or by our children. These concerns have pushed me more and more to a Libertarian way of thinking.
Today I am a registered Independent, make small donations and am a member of the National Libertarian Party and have attended Tax Day Tea Party Rallies.
Lastly I want to note that I am a firm believer voting for a candidate based on the issues and not the generic political alignment. I understand how Democratic Massachusetts is historically and how difficult it will be for a candidate outside the Democratic Party to win. At the same time, I think people within Massachusetts still need choices in who they wish to elect and that one cannot complain about the political system unless you are willing to at least try to change it.
I strongly recommend you review my stance on each issue as I post them on this site. I think it is also important to know that I welcome discussion of the issues facing our nation. There is no wrong or right point of view on the issues, there are merely differences of opinion. I do believe if we talk about the issues in more constructive ways we can find areas of compromise. The most important factor regarding politics is I understand that I would be working for you. It is the voice of the people of Massachussetts that the person filling this position must echo.