"Eisenhower spoke of the military industrial complex. We have the prison industrial complex. What do you think?"
I completely agree. There is too much money to be made by certain people through imprisoning too many of our citizens. While the United States represents about 4.4 percent of the world's population, it houses around 22 percent of the world's prisoners. And it's on our dime. It is time for more equitable and reasonable sentencing. Restorative justice and more therapeutic rehabilitation are two options.
"A great person with values, puts others first, and an all around thoughtful man! MoodyforArkansas, Yes!"
"While the American public is constantly told that there is not enough money to deal with needed social programs or protection of the environment, there has been a giant sucking sound of $$ flowing out of the government unaccounted for. It is a constitutional issue:
“No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.” ~ Article I, Section 9, Clause 7, U.S. Constitution
"We are trying to apply band aids to a severed artery. Everything we need as a people requires funding. Our taxes continue to be collected as we are told there isn't enough money to meet the needs."
"We are disgusted by the influence of DARK MONEY in politics; LOBBYISTS fight for corporate interests regardless of public opinion. And members of our elected representatives fall all over themselves to placate big money interests."
I will not accept any corporate or special interest donations. As of now, I hope not to accept any money at all. I hope social media, word of mouth, and some eventual radio and news spots will be all we need to get the word out. IF I do accept donations down the road, it will all be anonymous so that no one would have any reason to believe money influences me in any way. It will not.
"I’m registered to vote in Benton county and would love to give my support to you! How could I go about getting you my signature?"
Thanks, and I would be happy to go to you! The district is made up of nine counties including parts or all of Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Marion, Newton, Pope, Sebastian, and Washington, and I hope to visit all of them during the petition signing period.