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Ensuring a Choice for South Dakota Conservatives

April 3, 2014   ·   By   ·   4 Comments

Gordon Howie

Gordon Howie

Dear Fellow South Dakotans:

Our country’s Founding Fathers envisioned a God-fearing nation, one led by public servants who would put their duties to God, country, and their fellow citizens ahead of their own desires for personal glory, fame and power.

Public service, in the form of running for and holding elected office, was to be a temporary vocation — a sacrifice made for the common good. It was never intended to be used solely for personal advantage or to carry out an agenda that was less than noble.

Unfortunately, the holding of public office and the political profession that surrounds it has attracted some individuals who are more interested in the acquisition of power, fame, and even personal adoration than in serving God and their fellow citizens.

Here in South Dakota, a state that my wife, Connie, and I have been so proud to call our home for our entire lives, we face a critically important election of the U.S. Senate.  The current favorite for the Republican nomination, Mike Rounds, is–and I regret to write this, but I believe it to be true–a man whose record as governor was not reflective of the conservative values that you and I so deeply share.  But you don’t have to take my word for it.  You can google what The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) said when they announced their opposition to Rounds’ candidacy.

The differences between the two major political parties have blurred in so many areas, and  have been corrupted by their ambition to gain power merely for the sake of being powerful.

But what are conservative people of faith and conscience to do?  Well, what we cannot do is to simply wish for a better set of candidates–we must put on the yoke and move forward ourselves.

And that is the purpose of this email.

I believe that God calls us to serve Him in a variety ways, many of which are not always comfortable. Running for public office is not an easy choice to make given the negativity that can surround the campaigns that are a part of the process. Secular interests associated with Democrats and even Republicans will attack someone of faith on every step of his or her path.

So it is only after a great deal of prayer, thoughtful consideration and reflection, discussing it with Connie, my pastor, and other family members, that I have decided answer the call and to run for the United States Senate representing the great state of South Dakota, and to do so as an Independent candidate.

I am running as an Independent candidate for U.S. Senate in order to provide the citizens of South Dakota with a true conservative choice in November.  My hope is that Republicans in the June primary will select an authentic conservative such as my friend Stace Nelson.  If they do, I will remove my name from the ballot.  My only objective is to ensure that a true conservative is elected in November.

These are troubling times.  I am saddened to admit that the forces that have a stranglehold on our Republican party have so corrupted our leaders that they are, in many ways, essentially no different than the Democrats in Washington, D.C. when it comes to the most important issues facing our nation.

I hope you will join me in this effort to provide South Dakota and our nation with a real choice this November and to affirm our belief that the United States of America is absolutely one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

I ask for your prayers, and I need your help. In order to qualify for the South Dakota ballot, I need to submit 3,200 valid signatures to Secretary of State Jason Gant by April 25th.  This is absolutely achievable.  It can be done if folks will lend a hand, and that’s why I’m including in this email PDF files of a nominating petition for you to print, as well as easy-to-follow instructions on how to circulate it.  Even if you have time to gather only a handful of signatures, that would be wonderful.

We can win this race, trust me.  If the Republicans nominate Mike Rounds–as the so-called “professionals” predict, that will leave three choices: liberal Rick Weiland, Larry Pressler (who endorsed Barack Obama, not once but twice), or government-growing Mike Rounds, who shares few of our values.  Weiland and Pressler will fight for the votes of liberal Democrats, while Mike Rounds and I will fight for the heart and soul of South Dakota conservatives and thoughtful moderates.

It’s a race that we must and will win, but only if we all pull together.  Let us answer the call to that higher purpose and to our cherished principles. Let’s get it right — together!

So, please, help me, won’t you?  Please print my nominating petition, read the simple circulator instructions that are also attached to this email,  and get the signatures of your friends.  Even just a few names can make a difference.

We can wait no longer–the fight to return sanity to our country begins today.  With you, with me, with all of us.

God bless you and God bless the United States of America.

Sincerely,

Gordon Howie

PS: Please don’t put this email aside, thinking that you will get to it later.  Circulating my petition will require an investment of only a few minutes–it’s an investment in our values and the future of our precious children and grand-children.

Please note: the two pages of the petition LEGALLY must be front and back on the same physical piece of paper, and you legally need both sides.  It’s easy.  Print side one on a few pieces of paper, flip those pages over, put them back into your printer’s paper supply tray, and then print side two. 

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