The purpose of this blog is to initiate my 2010 campaign to unseat Tammy Baldwin as the representative of Wisconsin's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
I have no personal axe to grind against Ms. Baldwin; in fact, I believe she is an honorable woman who is sincere in her beliefs about what is best for our country.
It is those beliefs that separate Tim from Tammy - Tammy believes in Government, and I believe in Liberty.
Tammy believes it is a proper role of government to protect you from yourself, while I believe that you need to be protected from government.
Tammy believes the government should take more of what you earn and should re-distribute it to others as the Democrats see fit. I believe you should keep what you earn, and you should decide how to spend it, save it, invest it, or gift it to others as you see fit.
Tammy is pro-choice on abortion. I am pro-choice on everything - schools, pension, union affiliation, recycling, guns, religion, health care, charity, trade, speech, property, drugs.
Tammy voted for all the bailouts. I oppose any government intervention into the markets for the benefit or detriment of one firm or industry over another - bailouts are a horribly stupid.
Tammy is an internationalist. I'm a free trader. No more military interventions, no foreign aid, no international trade deals that strip us of our sovereignty. My 2-part foreign policy is really simple - we will buy your stuff, and we will sell you our stuff. That's it.
The Democrats have been in control of Congress for the past two years, and in a couple of weeks they will have full control of the federal government. If more government and higher taxes is the right answer, we will know soon enough.
But when we discover that Tammy's bigger government was the wrong answer, then 2010 will be Time For Tim.
Tim, not Tammy.