If elected to Congress by the 3rd District of Indiana, Republican Dr. Chris Magiera will work to protect all citizens by only voting for legislation that aligns with the original intent of the Constitution.
Learn more about his goals, background, vision, experience, and more in this video. Please see below for the transcript.
Hello. I am Dr. Chris Magiera, and I’m currently running for the office of the United States House of Representatives from the 3rd congressional district of Indiana.
Why, you ask, would a 64-year-old physician want to run for Congress? The answer revolves around two simple words: career politician. That’s right. I have had a wonderful and fulfilling career as a physician and now would like to give back to the community by becoming a federal politician, a citizen statesman, in the tradition of our Founders.
In Federalist 57, Madison or Hamilton (no one actually knows for certain) made comments about the unique properties of the proposed House of Representatives. He said, “The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and virtue to pursue, the common good of the society.”
I would submit to you that my 37 years in medical practice have endowed me with this wisdom and virtue.
Many voters distrust and fear the federal government because today’s career politicians continually infringe upon our God-given natural rights and liberties secured by the Constitution. I will work to protect all citizens by only voting for legislation that aligns with the original intent of the Constitution.
Remember, it is not the utility of a piece of legislation that is important, but it is the constitutionality that determines its worth.
Let’s back this conversation up a bit. Running for office is a bit like applying for a job. You, the voters of Indiana Congressional District 3, are the employers, and I am applying to be your employee.
Well, I am a fourth-generation, fully assimilated American of Polish ancestry who was born in South Bend, Indiana. As a child, my parents decided to leave South Bend in order to pursue the American dream. And now, many decades later, I am back home in Indiana.
As part of that circuitous path, I have lived in seven states and currently hold medical licenses in six. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Chicago, and my medical degree is from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland is where I trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
That’s right, I’m the colonoscopy guy. Everybody here up-to-date on their screening exams? But seriously, this diversity of life situation has been very valuable. I have been exposed to quite a number of different forms of government and regulation.
In fact, while living in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker appointed me to a seat on the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board. The responsibility and power that came with that appointment were very eye-opening.
On the domestic side, my journey through life has been shared, for the last 41 years, with my one and only wife, Dr. Pam Galloway. She is truly a saint. While there are no children in our lives, we have for many decades kept company with Labrador dogs. There’s nothing quite like a long walk in the sweltering heat of summer or the bitter night cold of winter. No matter what the conditions, there is always the motivation of the wagging tail and the enthusiastic expression. That’s the dog, not me.
But let’s get back to politics. A Greek philosopher once said that while YOU may not be interested in politics, politics are most certainly interested in you. And in the modern world, that is especially true in the field of medicine.
For the first 27 years of my medical career, I was involved in independent private practice. The more senior of you out there may remember this scenario. The patient-doctor relationship was and is a sacred trust. There is no room in that relationship for anyone but the two named participants.
For these last 10 years, I have worked in what would be termed corporate medicine. This mode of practice has definitely not been the highlight of my medical career. And that is a polite understatement.
The exam room is now crowded with so many interlopers from systems, insurance companies, government agencies, plaintiff’s attorneys, and electronic medical record vendors that I can barely see or hear my patients.
So, it was back in the early 1990s that I began to question the status quo. But it’s the law, it’s the law, it’s the law I would hear. And I would ask why, why, why?
Being a doctor, I kept digging and digging for the etiology (cause) of this dysfunction. The process took me from the present to the past, right to the formation of our Union. And then the answer became apparent. It’s the Constitution, stupid. Yes, that’s it. We are no longer following the Constitution, and that is why medicine in particular and our Union, in general, is in such a mess.
This disease has a cure, and the cure is the Constitution Solution. And I submit to you that, as a physician, I am well positioned to formulate and implement this cure.
Physicians are highly skilled listeners. The patient will always tell you what is wrong with them. You simply need to listen.
Physicians are able to assimilate large amounts of data quickly and take decisive actions, which can be the difference between life and death.
There are no committees in the operating room or the exam room. It is all live-action. While some occupations promote the development of argumentative skills or the strict following of orders, physicians are taught to think and to solve problems.
Physicians, especially those from an independent private practice background, are singularly focused on their individual patients. Fiercely independent, they resist interference in the patient-doctor relationship.
Hippocratic Oath physicians are well-versed in morality and ethics. Physicians must be firm with their patients. We don’t do things because they are easy, convenient, or popular. We do things because they will heal our patients.
Lastly, physicians are very skilled at influencing people. Let’s face it; if I can talk you into a colonoscopy, I will be able to make convincing arguments in the House of Representatives.
Conservative, traditional candidates aren’t voting in alignment with the Constitution because they benefit from big government.
Voting records show they also have not properly voted to secure our borders. The Constitution outlines limited powers for the federal government, but this is simply being ignored.
I’m running for Congress to help put a stop to this madness. I am a physician, not a career politician.
To paraphrase a modern expression, I don’t want to be the BFF of the Washington establishment. I can’t be bought, I can’t be fooled, and I don’t want to be friends with the career Washington elite.
I am not afraid to stand up to leadership, congressional or presidential. I will work to return power to the states and citizens by only voting for legislation that aligns with the original intent of the Constitution.
We shouldn’t have to worry about career politicians putting our rights and liberties at risk, especially for their own benefit.
This is why I’m asking you to stand with me and vote for Dr. Chris Magiera, a Republican candidate for congress from the 3rd District of Indiana. I hear your concerns. I have the Constitution Solution.