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US Senate Candidate, Republican Party
Oregon Primary May 18th 2004


Thomas Lee Abshier, ND, BSEE

Occupation: Licensed Naturopathic Physician; Christian Counselor; Private Practice, 15 years

Occupational Background: Officer US Navy, Nuclear Submarine; Engineering; Carpentry; Sales; Small Business; Teacher; Talk Radio Host: counseling and natural healthcare shows; Computer Consultant; Technical Writer; Natural Medicine Research Consultant; Digital A/V recording

Educational Background: UCLA, BS Electrical Engineering, 1974; Naval Nuclear Power School, 1975; National College of Naturopathic Medicine, ND, 1987

Prior Government Experience: Naturopathic Professional Associations, Legislative Committee and Lobbying work

Personal Background: Age 52; Married to Dr. Margo Abshier; Oregon resident since 1982

Philosophical Foundation:

  • America was established as a Christian Nation.  1st Amendment intent: prohibition against Congressional establishment of a Christian Denomination.  Judicial, legislative & executive decisions should reflect Biblical governing principles.
  • James Madison, President, Founding Father, major contributor to US Constitution: 6/20/1785: “Religion is the basis and foundation of government…  We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it.  We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”

Prosperity through Righteousness & Productivity:

  • Energy Independence through Solar Energy strategies
  • Water Crisis Looming: R&D for desalinization technology
  • Medical Crisis: preventive medicine; treatment outcomes feedback system
  • Jobs: 20% Flat Tax All Sectors; Eliminate Inheritance Tax
  • Defense: Support Military & War on Terror
  • Foreign Policy: 3rd World infrastructure development with expertise, technology, clean energy & water
  • Sanctity of Life; Traditional Values & Marriage Amendment; Return to Founding Fathers’ Judeo-Christian ethics; US Constitution interpretation as per original intent; Pro 2nd Amendment – personal, home, and homeland defense
  • Oppose: Judicial Activism and UN interference in US sovereignty
  • Education: competition between public & charter/home schooling; local autonomy; Displaced worker retraining; Optimize educational outcomes by modeling excellence



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