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3 Minute Speech:

Good Afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow Candidates, my name is Doctor Thomas Abshier, and I am a Republican candidate for the US Senate.  I thank you for giving me this opportunity to share my vision for our Nation and the State of Oregon.

You can learn about many of my positions on my website: doctorsenator.com

Why am I qualified to be your next Senator?  Life has given me an extremely broad education which includes UCLA Electrical Engineering, Naval Nuclear Power School, submarine service, Mobil Oil, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, numerous jobs in small business, and a 15 year practice as a Naturopathic Physician and Christian Counselor.

As a nation, our strategy for solving the problems of the needy has been to redistribute wealth; tax the rich and give it to the poor.  Our economy, while the strongest in the world is underemployed as we know in Oregon.  A more effective method of solving our economic problems is to expand our manufacturing base and employ workers to produce and export needed goods and services to the world.  The increased tax base from a fully employed workforce will better fund the social programs for the needy.

The world’s largest market is in the undeveloped countries, but they cannot produce and they cannot consume because they have little economic infrastructure.  With a resolved national will, and an eye for profits, we can build an economic infrastructure in every nation in the world.   Every nation could be producing and consuming like Japan, Korea, Germany, and the United States.  And all this economic activity could be done ecologically, with Wind/Solar/Biomass/Hydrogen energy generation technologies.

If America funds, produces, and installs the energy & physical infrastructure for an undeveloped nation, and thereby creates an environment where private enterprise can prosper, that investment will mature in 20 years or less and produce an excellent return on that investment. 

We should likewise commit to manufacturing & installing our own Wind, Solar, Biomass and Hydrogen energy generators to eliminate our own dependence on foreign oil.

This Nation-Building & infrastructure development program will put America back to work.  It can be funded by the financial markets which will see the wisdom of expanding world production.  Nations do not need foreign aid, they need investment.

A second plank in my platform is Righteousness: It’s time to bring God back into the classroom.  We were founded as a Christian Nation, and it is time to return to our roots.  The Supreme Court has stolen our nation and given it to unbelievers.  The Everson v. Board of Education ruling of 1947 declared that the Constitution had erected a wall of separation between Church and State.  In practical terms, this translated to forbidding Christian influence in everything funded by taxpayer dollars.  The effect was to legislate the Christian God out of every aspect of public life.

Such a ruling is entirely unConstitutional.  The Founders were committed to creating a nation where non-denominational Christianity and Public government were wedded.  This was evidenced by the fact that they themselves had church services in the Congressional Chambers.  

One of the first acts of Congress included paying a missionary to bring the gospel to the Kaskaskai Indians.  The Supreme Court of 1892 in The Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States declared that we are a Christian Nation.  The House and Senate Judiciary Committees in 1853 and 1854 both returned reports, after a lengthy investigation, finding that we are a Christian Nation. 

It is my commitment to submit a bill to the Senate to Reverse Everson.  The concept of separation of Church and State must be returned to its original intent, which was to prevent the Government from establishing a national religion or otherwise interfering with the free practice of religion.   

We now have the technology and means to bring prosperity to the nation and world. And it’s time to take this nation back for God.

I thank you for your time, your attention, and your vote

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