I am not saying the district was not bright before, nor less bright had there been a different outcome, what I am saying is this election showed that a person who stands firmly on Biblical principles, morality and strong character (though only 29 years old!) can win in Oregon.
I am so proud to have stood by John from the first moment I met him and the talks I had with him. He is a strong Christian who is not ashamed of that. He understands that it would SEEM that having that sort of stance is political "suicide" in Oregon. I think the times have changed. Those that want to embrace a lack of social Conservatism may find themselves on the outside looking in this November. Stand for what's right in ALL things! It's NOT "just the economy stupid". It's much more and much deeper than that.
I now pray that those who advise John in the coming election will NOT try to move him to the "middle" making the case that it's the "only way to win in Oregon". John has the intelligence and ability to "walk and chew gum at the same time". He's pretty darn smart! He knows that Democrats are the best at being squishy, why try to out "squishy" them? Let them pander to the fringe. John will reach out to the vast majority of Republicans and Independents who long for a return to our spiritual roots. I sense a deep longing in Oregon and the US to get back to what made us great. As I told John this morning "with God for us, who can be against us?" If we will acknowledge that God is in control and He knows what's best for us and allow Him to do His will, we will stand back in amazement and awe!
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other...the only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People....[T]hey may change their Rulers, and forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty...A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can NEVER be restored. Liberty, once lost is lost FOREVER." John Adams, 2nd US President (1797-1801)
I would strongly advise ALL GOP candidates in Oregon to watch what happened last night VERY carefully. There was much to learn!
Here is the link to my interview with John Davis on 6-29-12 (it is after the 2nd segment) John Davis interview on The Bill Post Radio Show
This is the list of endorsements for other candidates last night. These people were up against a handful of socially conservative groups who supported John. Who won? John. I guess socially conservative issues matter huh? Like I said, I hope folks were paying attention last night......
Dave Hunnicutt, President of Oregonians in Action, attorney
Bill Moshofsky, Co-Founder of Oregonians in Action
Lars Larson, Talk Show Host, KXL 101.1 FM
JAndrew Miller, CEO Stimson Lumber
Don McIntire, President of Taxpayer Association of Oregon and President of the Oregon Executive Club
Eric Winters, attorney, activist, author of Clackamas Urban Renewal Vote & Rail Vote initiatives
Gary Bray, Tualatin activist, PCP
John Charles, President of Cascade Policy Institute
Tina Pisenti, Vice-President of Cascade Policy Institute
Rick Miller, CEO Avamere Health, facilities located in Clackamas and Washington Counties
All Co-Chief Petitioners- Clackamas Rail Vote Initiative Measure 3-401:
Mary Olson, Lake Oswego City Councilor
Steve Spinnett, Mayor of Damascus
Jim Knapp, Oak Lodge Water District
Debra Mervyn, President and Co-Founder of U-Choose
Art Scevola, Founder of Oregon 912 Project
Art Crino, activist, chief petitioner-SWrailVote.org-Tiga
Manuel Castaneda, candidate for HD 28, owner of PLI Systems-located in HD 26
Rob Freres, Freres Lumber Company
Oregon Transformation Project PAC
Billie Reynolds, HD 26 PCP, activist, Chief Petitioner-SWrailVote.org- King City Rail Vote Initiative
Stacy & Darin Owens, HD 26 PCPs, realtors
Amy Boggs, Beaverton activist, leader
Les Poole, activist, Chair of Save Oak Grove
Sherine Beltran, realtor and Wilsonville resident
Tere Mauer, mortgage broker and Wilsonville resident
Lucinda Richardson, retired schoolteacher and Wilsonville resident