running for the Democratic nomination for the newly redrawn 14th Congressional District in Illinois in the March 20th, 2012 Primary Election. He believes that we need more and better Democrats
in elective office and that this will bring a positive
, needed change for this country. The major obstacle that has to be addressed is this country's $15 trillion national debt. We will shortly come to a point where we cannot afford the programs that we need, let alone the programs that we may want. It won't matter if you are
left or right, Democrat or Republican, progressive or conservative, independent or partisan: there will come a time that there is no money left for whatever you may want or expect the Federal Government to do. We got into this mess because of overspending in many areas on one side of the ledger and constantly lowering taxes, and therefore revenue, on the other side. Some spending cuts and the raising of some taxes need to be done to address this.
He has been a critic from the left of the Administration and Congress (past and present). Supportive of what Candidate Obama has said, he would press President Obama to put them into action, but would try to curtail his penchant of continuing
some of George Bush's worst policies and actions
that do a disservice to this nation. The continued occupation of Afghanistan and operation of the detention facilities at Guantanamo both need to end. The application of the rule of law regarding torture and other war crimes
has never been addressed. The application of the rule of law regarding fraud and corruption on Wall Street
has never been addressed. The continuation of drone strikes and unfortunate "collateral damage
" of civilians. The summary execution of an American citizen
(and his 16 year old son
two weeks later) without trial or proven guilt. Republican claims of "Protecting Your Freedoms and Liberties" is a farce when it comes to passing bills from the liberty reducing Patriot Act
, the Military Commissions Act
, the FISA Amendments Act
, to the latest Defense Authorization
. They also care not about fair trade
, consumer protections
, or free speech and the internet
Nowhere on this site will you see a link or button to "Donate Here". Jonathan wants your vote, not your money. We need to get money and undue influence out of politics. Until we do, politics as usual will be what happens, don't expect otherwise. Congress has an average 12% approval rating, sending the same people back will only result in the same results: More debt, more legislation beneficial to special interests at the detriment of the rest of the country, and more gridlock, as the Republicans of this day have shown: it's their way or they will try to stop anything from happening.
Thank you for stopping by this site. Tell your family members and friends, associates and co-workers. You, and they, will not be seeing ads on television, hearing ads on the radio, see ads in the print or online media, be getting unwanted robo-calls, or see signs plastered all over the district. A conversation, with dialog and debate, about this race and the others that each of you will be voting on, is more important, will be more informative, and leave you with a better understanding of what we all need from our elected representatives.