ABRAHAM LINCOLN, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, AND DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - THESE MEN ESTABLISHED AND NURTURED A PARTY THAT CARED ABOUT PEOPLE AND LABOR, THEY KNOW CAPITALISM AND MILITARISM HAD TO BE KEPT IN CHECK, AND THAT OURGOVERNMENT WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE PEOPLE, TO DO THE WORK OF THE PEOPLE.

Candidate John Burchardt and his Great Pyrenees, Zeus 

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY USED TO BE A PARTY THAT WAS INTERESTED IN ATTAINING EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALLPEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF RACE, CREED, OR INCOME. WE WERE ON THE FOREFRONT OF CONSERVATION FOR OUR NATIONAL PARKS; WE WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GOVERNMENTAL REGULATION TO PROTECT OUR CITIZENS FOOD, WATER, AND MEDICINE; WE FOUGHT TO EXTEND SOCIAL SECURITY AND BEGAN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. WE WERE ON THE FOREFRONT OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY.  MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE REALIZED THAT CORPORATIONS NEEDED TO BE MONITORED BECAUSE PEOPLE MATTER MORE THAN PROFITS.

BUT IN 2008, THAT ALL CHANGED.  THE POLITICS OF FEAR BROUGHT US THE TEA PARTY AND ALL THE ANCILLARY GROUPS THAT PROMOTED OBSTRUCTION AT ANY COST.  IT IS NOW A DECADE LATER, AND I KNOW THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS ARE MUCH MORE INTELLIGENT THAN THE GOP LEADERSHIP MACHINE IN DC HAS PORTRAYED.

THE GOVERNMENT BELONGS TO US...IT IS OURS!  IF WE WANT OUR GOVERNMENT TO WORK FOR US, THEN IT IS UP TO US TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES IN THE PARTY LEADERSHIP TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.  #WEaretheGovernment - YOU and I!

WE DON'T NEED TO DEFECT TO THE DEMOCRATS OR A THIRD PARTY TO BRING ABOUT THE CHANGE REPUBLICANS NEED, WE SIMPLY NEED TO RE-BRAND OUR POSITION IN THE GOP.  
IT'S TIME TO SEND THE ELEPHANTS HOME AND BRING THE PARTY BACK ITS GREEN PROGRESSIVE ROOTS,
WHERE THE PEOPLE CAME BEFORE CORPORATIONS OR POLITICIANS.  THE TIME HAS COME TO #BacktheBuffalo & #RestoreHumanity2daGOPinDC

#theGIPPERSareHERE

CAN WE BRING THE GOP BACK TO ITS ROOTS?

​​YOUR Republican Candidate for ​ILLINOIS 14TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT