From the beginning of this campaign for Senate I asked some basic questions. Are we missing the target in Maryland? Each session of the Maryland General Assembly our elected officials meet for what purpose? Who am I kidding? To be honest, they bend the tax payer over the barrel! Steal our rights! Regulate our business into the ground! Find new areas to apply fees, tolls and licenses! Expand entitlements to protect their own seats and stick it to the rest of us! How does this happen year after year after year? I, like most people, want real solutions. With 25 plus years in the business world as well as a firm grasp of American History and the original intent of our founders, I am confident that we can obtain answers.
Think about this. What if I told you something you probably already knew? The real problem does not have much to do with politics. Knowing that, will we change the direction of Maryland by only fighting the battle in Annapolis? I honestly don’t see that happening and this is why. In the 2013 session, the citizens of Maryland, along with some very strong public representatives, came out in droves to stand against another attack on our rights and our pockets, and we lost. The reason we lost wasn’t because we didn’t try, or because we didn’t have the evidence on our side, or because we didn’t have representation. We had all of that. So how is continuing down the same path and voting for the same “establishment” politicians going to turn this state around? It won’t. If voting for just the right person to be “effective representation” in Annapolis was the answer we would not be facing a continued loss of freedoms, higher taxes and a failing education system. This is why I believe I can make a real difference. Annapolis is not the issue. The real battle is a cultural one. We need to take the battle to the source and that would be the voters in the liberal strongholds. We have several strong allies in these liberal strongholds along with many conservative voices that we need to invest time into and support an exchange of ideas with that will bring forth positive results. We need to bring conservative groups together to expand and develop a positive course of action and encourage conservatives in those areas to run for office and prepare them to answer the hard questions in those liberal strongholds so we can fill the seats of Annapolis with conservative voices of reason. As Senator, I can serve my state and my district well by reducing the support for liberal ideology at its core and standing in defense of conservative ideas and actions where necessary. How can I do this? We need to win the cultural war in the communities before we will ever change the policies of this state. As senator, I would invest my time expanding conservative causes in various areas to grow our voter base and battle the cultural war where it will be most effective. From a political perspective, I would also work during the off season to find ways to reduce the size of government and cut redundant and unnecessary agencies and departments, improve our education system and encourage alternate education opportunities. The possibilities are boundless.
Several years ago, I served on the Cecil County Republican Central Committee and have been burdened for many years to run for public office again. I am in a unique position now. My children are grown and my needs are few, but the desire to stand against everything that would harm my country and state has grown stronger. I am in a position to step away from my career and devote my time to the cause at hand. John Quincy Adams once said, “Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” I am making a commitment to you to put forth the effort to go to the heart of the problem and really work to affect this state. No other candidate has made this commitment. I am an American Patriot and I ask you to stand with me.
Thomas J Wilson
Candidate for Maryland’s 35th Senate District