If I Was Running for President... (An Acceptance Speech)

My motivation for writing this article comes from two sources of inspiration. The first is that because of my upcoming graduation from high school (four days!), our school has distributed yearbooks for the students. Much to my surprise, many of my friends and teachers who wrote in my yearbook encouraged me to run for President someday! My love for politics is not a secret at my school; nonetheless, having people of all kinds of affiliations (Democrats, Republicans, Nonpolitical) say that I ought to go for the White House in the future was flattering and thought-provoking at the same time.

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Taking the 50 State Strategy to the Grassroots: Pennsylvania's New "Rural Strategy"

My name is David Slavick; I'm a candidate for the PA House in the 109Th Legislative District (Columbia County). I strongly believe in the "50 State Strategy". and believe the strategy of "win everywhere" should be applied not only to Congressional Seats but at the lower levels of government as well. Only when we have consistent and strong leadership across all levels of government can we truly show the voters of America what "government done well" looks like. Governor Dean recently said:

We're building an entirely new kind of political party - one where every single person matters as much as the next, where each one of us has the power to take our future into our own hands. It's a new way of operating, but we know it will work because we believe in the extraordinary potential of millions of Americans united in common cause to make our country better.
That is an excellent strategy but we must practice what we preach. We need more state senators, more state house members, more county commissioners and more mayors. For example, in Pennsylvania we cannot just focus on those areas where we have historically won, we need to expand our sphere of influence into typically Republican areas. Democratic donors and PAC's must resist the urge to focus all of their resources on the "sexiest" of the races in the State. We as Democrats must realize that the end goal of gaining a Democratic majority in the State House is our number one priority.
Introducing the "Rural strategy"

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On Attending the 2006 AWEA Windpower Conference

Sustainable Energy An Important Part of My Vision For Pennsylvania's Future
As the Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 109Th Legislative District I have made a commitment to exploring the ways our legislature can promote sustainable economic growth in Pennsylvania. In keeping with this promise I attended the 2006 AWEA Windpower Conference. I am dedicated to investigating the different sources of sustainable energy and this conference helped me gain a better understanding of the practical aspects of wind energy. I was lucky enough to attend the conference in my capacity as Berwick Borough Planning Commission Member under a scholarship program created by Governor Rendell in an effort to get information on alternative energy to PA's local officials.

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Politicians Lie? Say it Ain't So!

...All by its lonesome, the federal government extracts over Two Trillion Dollars from us every single year. Yet, with all this unthinkable wealth, it has been incapable of reducing poverty, improving our schools, preventing 9-11, catching those who perpetrated the attacks, making health care affordable, reducing crime, and so on. Going even further, each year, it passes new laws that make it legal to pry into your life even more...

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re we asking too much of our politicans?

So, here are the things we expect of our politicians, courtesy of the House Ethics Committee:

   CODE OF ETHICS FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICE Any person in Government service should:

   1. Put loyalty to the highest moral principals and to country above loyalty to Government persons, party, or department.

   2. Uphold the Constitution, laws, and legal regulations of the United States and of all governments therein and never be a party to their evasion.

   3. Give a full day's labor for a full day's pay; giving to the performance of his duties his earnest effort and best thought.

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