A Vigilant Authority

“It profits me but little, after all, that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquility of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life, and if it so monopolizes movement and life that when it languishes everything languishes around it, that when it sleeps everything must sleep.”

Alexis de Tocqueville 1835

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Looks Like a Win

Looks Like a Win

Though it is not official yet, it appears we won. What a great accomplishment for our team! With 64 votes more than my opponent, there are 68 provisional ballots yet to count. If all were accepted and every one went to my opponent, I/we would lose. The chance of that is vanishingly small. Right now the count is 2,682 to 2,618.

I’m humbled by the responsibility to do right and serve each person. I’m excited to do a small part in restraining and turning back rampant government spending growth, in promoting economic growth, in impeding Obamacare, and in defending life, liberty and property. I’m enormously grateful to the team. I’m talking about 100 volunteers, 250 contributors and 350 sign hosts. I’m talking about fundraisers, advisors, scores of letter writers, the Montana Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, the county GOP, the state GOP, people within Campaign for Liberty and the Tea Party, Gallatin Republican Women, precinct men and women, and my wife and family. I appreciate those who voted for me.

I also thank Nancy Pelosi. Her huge spending, tax increases, takeover of health care, deficits, and cap and trade legislation reveals what progressives want. Thanks for making it so clear, Nancy!