On April 29th, 2020, I announced my campaign for State Representative, Position 2, for the 30th Legislative District of Washington. If I'm reading the tea leaves correctly, I believe there will be a Primary for this office in a few months, and I will be trying to retain my title as the Republican nominee for Position 2, as I was in 2018.
I do not take for granted the fact that I'm running under a party that has a grand history, thus the Grand Old Party, and foremost the Emancipation Party that nominated Abraham Lincoln for president twice. As in 1860, elections are about issues, and shouldn't be practically anointed to someone by political organizations. As candidates, we should earn our elections.
In the midst of the current pandemic, preening authoritarians are pronouncing lock-downs instead of recommending to us, and outright restricting our ability to earn a living instead of making modifications and accommodations to the greatest extent possible. Emergency laws are meant to be temporary and short, or relatively short, but in any case must coincide with the Constitution and the Natural Law.
At least we are learning that schooling and education takes on many models, and one size fits all is not the only way to take on that important and crucial task. So though this tragedy playing out is daunting, and condolences are many and sincere, Americans inevitably learn from crises and hardship, which makes us stronger and wiser.
-- Mark Greene