Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Candidates You May Have Missed: Jim Rutledge (R-MD)

Barbara Mikulski (D) is the senior Senator from the State of Maryland. The 74 year old Mikulski has been a politician since she was elected to the Baltimore County Council in 1971. In 1976, she was elected to Maryland's 3rd Congressional District and in 1986 she was elected to the US Senate. She has been in office ever since. Mikulski has forgotten what it was like to be not a politician, not a member of the Washington, DC establishment. She's an out of touch liberal who needs to go - an example of why we need term limits. Who can stand up to this Senator who has not received less than 60% of the vote in any of her elections? The candidate with the most money, Eric Wargotz, is a very flawed candidate. Maryland needs a better, conservative choice - see Jim Rutledge.

Rutledge is a lawyer from Harford County who has been in the race for US Senate, traveling the State of Maryland since last year. Rutledge has a wealth of legal experience and he is a fiery orator. When Rutledge first decided to run for office, he sat down and drafted detailed policy documents outlining his views on term limits, taxes, the second amendment, our freedoms, and many others. His views are clearly outlined, detailed, and decisively conservative. Rutledge has been endorsed by a number of conservative stalwarts in Maryland including Delegate Pat McDonough and Harford County Executive David Craig.

I met Rutledge at a Maryland Society of Patriots event in late June. Rutledge hit all the right notes and fired up the crowd. He has a tendency to do that. I interviewed Rutledge a few months ago and Rutledge was straightforward and open to anything I wanted to ask him. On abortion? He said, "I’m pro-life. I'm pro-life across the board and I'm not ashamed of that. I believe that it's just a fundamental part of the rights of the unborn child." On Obamacare? He said, "I believe definitely that the bill should be repealed. I believe it is unconstitutional and that it is a manipulation of markets by government control. The government has proven time and time again when it interferes and manipulates in free market decisions a lot of unintended consequences happen and many of them result in very bad things."

As Rutledge said, "Mikulski has sat on the throne of Maryland longer than the queen of England." Rutledge is a Constitutional conservative who referred to the Constitution as a "...beautiful cage created by our founders..." to reign in our government. Rutledge is the man who can knock the Queen off her throne and upset the apple cart. What he needs is your support. If you are interested in learning more - check out his official website. If you like what you read and want to see someone who understands the Constitution in the US Senate from Maryland, donate.

Matthew Newman is a 27 year old environmental engineer who lives in the Baltimore area. Newman has been blogging since 2004.

Newman received his Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering in 2005 and his Masters in 2007 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Newman has been married to his wife Jennifer since 2007. Together they have one son, Ryan Isaiah, who was born in May 2009


Eagal6 said...

Finally a man with balls!
As if it isn’t enough that they believe the LIE. Right Klik, I love ya man, but to paraphrase a familiar line, “From whom much is given, much is expected”…another great source of intelligence came from a lesser-known entity: my Dad…two quotes: “No matter how seemingly bad it is, all publicity is good publicity” and “Never believe your press clippings”… I guess my point is you are far too thin-skinned about the comments made regarding your comments. You can’t have it both ways…even though the “rest of the story” is that she can’t defend anything, the human interest part is a rather “heavy” attack on her person…and apologizing tongue-in-cheek is great for laughs, as was the entire routine supposed to draw…so there should be no complaints! And, I’m not sure why you are bothered by a journalist taking liberties with the comment, “That is my advice to the audience here when dealing with liberals who hate you…stop being so polite.” An argument could be made that President Obama is a liberal who many people believe despises the military, and if not Pres Obama, who was GEN Petraeus not supposed to be polite to? Boxer, Pelosi, Reed…do any of them possess views different from the President?

Z said...

I'm sure Rutledge is a good guy, but the bulk of the little bit of money I can send has to go to Sharron Angle...against Harry Reid.

It would help the WHOLE COUNTRY, too, if BOXER gets ousted by Carly Fiorina, who also needs money...Boxer's raised tons.

I know, this isn't about California, but it California can get straightened out by ousting Boxer, it'll help the whole country...maybe even shine some light on what can happen in a state that 'was' (hopefully 'WAS') in trouble.??

Matthew Newman said...

Z: I understand the sentiment - part of why I promote Rutledge so hard is because a) I like Rutledge; b) I live in Maryland, so it directly impacts me; and c) the leading primary opponent is a birther and has a FAR greater war chest at his disposal. So, I've got a bit invested in this race.

Anonymous said...

Rutledge gets my vote. He is principled and believes in constitutionally limited government. He stands for lower taxes (actually a repeal of the tax code and replace with a flat tax), a repeal of the death tax and capital gains tax, secure borders, private property rights, and a strong national defense. He supports states rights and believes the best government is done closest to home not on a far away hill in DC. Jim is a strong second amendment supporter (right to keep and bear arms and conceal carry). His competitor is a liberal Republican trying hard to sell himself as a conservative. Not to mention Wargotz believes in man-made global warming and has aligned himself with Al Gore and the UN on this issue. In fact, as a County Commissioner he signed a resolution stating this. Check into it yourself and you'll see what I mean.