Following the announcement of candidates who met the signature requirements to run in various area races, we contacted a few of the most liberty minded candidates to offer them a unique advertising opportunity. For very little cost these candidates were invited to submit articles on the subject of their own passions, and these were included in our January print edition. Other candidates heard about the opportunity, and we did not refuse to include any candidates who contacted us.
We are pleased to share the results of “our” candidates’ efforts. (The candidates who have links are the ones who participated in the opportunity.)
* Although Craig Schweitzer did not win, his impressive showing is notewothy considering he is a first time candidate who beat out Traci Saliba, a 17-year political veteran in Delaware county, Mark Phillips, a Delaware area attorney, Beth Lear, who worked as a legislative aide for nearly a decade which includes her educational issue work at the Buckeye Institute and Jeffery Mayle who ran in the Republican primary against Kris Jordan in March 2008. Though Mayle was defeated in 2008 by the widely known and popular Jordan, he took 30.33 percent of the vote.
Schweitzer lost to Andrew Brenner with just a 1%+ spread. Brenner is a political veteran and won the difficult four-way 2004 County Recorder race. His wife Sara Marie serves as a Powell City Councilman.
Congratulations to these liberty-minded candidates. We wish them much continued success!
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.
Thursday, March 4 at 7 pm Old Bag of Nails
66 N Sandusky St
Delaware, OH 43015
We Will be in the Wesleyan Room in the Back of the Restaurant. There will be a sign.
Michael J. Maurer, Editor of the Ohio Citizens Accounting Standards Board will be introducing a new project called OpenOhio.
OpenOhio is a private effort to encourage transparency and accountability in state and local Ohio govenments. Sponsored by friends of the Ohio Citizens Accounting Standards Board, OpenOhio.org pledges to publish complete checkbooks and salaries for all of the 3,000 basic taxing jurisdictions in Ohio by April 15th. We call this our Transparency by April 15th project.
“Politicians and bureaucrats not only lie, they brag about how it’s necessary to lie and they study “professional” methods of doing it. It’s long past time to put an end to this nonsense–indeed it might be too late to save our government—and a good start would be telling the truth about taxes and spending.” Michael J. Maurer