Dr. Chris Mageria introduces himself and explains why he has chosen to run for Congress for the 3rd District of Indiana. Please see below for the transcript.
Hello. I am Dr. Christopher Magiera a 4th-generation Hoosier living in Warsaw Indiana. In this 2020 election cycle, I am running for the United States House of Representatives from the 3rd congressional district of Indiana.
Why, you might ask, would a gastroenterology specialist with 37 years of experience in medical care be wanting to enter the political arena? The answer is two simple words: career politician.
Yes, I have had a very fulfilling career as a physician, but now I want to give back to the community by becoming a politician.
A number of years ago, it dawned on me that our Union was headed in the wrong direction. It was as if a sickness had come over the land. As a medical doctor, I began to investigate the nature of this malady and have come to a conclusion.
Over the last 125 years, the progressive movement has taken us from the normal state of a representative constitutional republic—formed by We the People—to the abnormal, or diseased situation, of an unconstitutional, unaccountable, tyranny of the vast administrative state.
John Dickinson, the penman of the Revolution, said that it is always best to “oppose a disease at its beginning.” As a physician, that phrase resonated with me.
The disease of the unconstitutional federal government has a cure. And it is a very straightforward cure. We must simply go back to the beginning and follow the Constitution.
While all three branches of our government share blame for this unconstitutional disease state, the bulk of the abnormality lies within the legislative branch. Article 1 Section 1 of the Constitution states quite plainly that “all legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” That does not mean ALL of the powers SOME of the time, or SOME of the powers ALL the time. It means ALL of the legislative powers ALL of the time. Those few, enumerated legislative powers are listed in Article 1, Section 8.
The vast and unaccountable administrative state has evolved because the legislative branch has engaged in the unconstitutional delegation of power to the executive branch and the agencies. This must stop, and the ill-effects must be reversed.
In order to defend our God-given natural rights to life, liberty, property, religious expression, and freedom (and the ability) to defend them, we must return to the Constitution. We must protect our unborn; we must protect our elders; we must protect the vulnerable. We must protect our borders. We must remember that the government does not grant rights, but that government was instituted in order to secure our God-given natural rights.
So what I propose to you is that I will use the wisdom and virtue acquired through my long professional career in order to guide legislation made in pursuance of our constitutional republic. If elected to the United States House of Representatives, I pledge to constitutionally legislate, not delegate, so that you don’t have to litigate to reclaim your God-given natural rights and liberties.
Thank you very much for allowing me to present this message to you. May God bless you all, may God bless Indiana, and may God bless these United States of America.