In this video, Dr. Chris Magiera compares and contrasts his views with those of our current president, Mr. Trump. Please see below for the transcript.
When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (in front of the entire nation) tore up President Trump’s State of the Union speech, she exhibited the emotional and intellectual characteristics befitting a truculent toddler. But it gets worse. She might have just as well made a public spectacle of ripping to shreds the Constitution of the United States. And that action would be inexcusable from a person of such high public office. Does this concern you? It certainly concerns me.
Hello. I am Dr. Chris Magiera, from Warsaw, Indiana, and I am running for the United States House of Representatives from the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana. On
May 5 June 2, the Republican Party will hold a primary election to see who represents the Party in the November general election. I will be challenging the career-politician incumbent, Representative Jim Banks, for that office.
After viewing the State of the Union speech and the vote of the Senate to acquit (rightfully, I might add) President Donald Trump of the charges of impeachment, several things became readily apparent. The people of these United States are now polarized to an extent rarely seen in our history. The Democratic Party, and its leadership, have now virtually eliminated from the realm of possibility any attempts at bipartisan legislation. This is unfortunate because, with their anti-Constitutional beliefs and behavior, the only option with respect to the Democratic Party appears to be, as radio commentator Rush Limbaugh has stated many times: “Defeat and Domination.”
If the House Democrats attempt any further harassment of the President, they should be charged with “Malicious Prosecution.” Some have argued that this impeachment sham should rekindle efforts to repeal the 17th Amendment, so that Senators may be recalled at any time if they fail to represent the interests of their respective states, as determined by the state legislatures. But I digress. The purpose of this discussion is to clarify my feelings about President Trump.
His State of the Union speech was a masterful and moving presentation. That man can communicate. One of his accomplishments has been a vigorous slashing of obtrusive federal regulations. This is not given much attention because it is not glamorous. However, easing burdensome regulations is key to increasing prosperity and reigning in the unaccountable Administrative State. He laid out his vision for many subjects, including war, trade, spending, immigration, and medical care.
Optimizing peace, frugality, international trade, sovereignty, and health are visions that I share with the President. However, there are a number of possible paths to these goals, and this is the place where I must respectfully disagree with the President.
It appears that he is motivated partially by pragmatism, and this is understandable, considering his business background. That is, he is driven to “get the job done, whatever it takes.” In addition, I sincerely believe that he has around him, from time to time, suboptimal advisors. If you look at the membership of the Globalist-dominated Council on Foreign Relations, you will find a number of Cabinet Officers and Advisors.
So, how can I sum this up? Some time ago, there was a popular public service announcement that had the tag-line “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.” Well, I would amend this to read “Friends don’t let friends govern unconstitutionally.”
The Founders were very wise men and designed a plan for a central government that contained, importantly, a separation of powers between the branches, and strictly enumerated and limited powers. This is the Constitution Solution, which is the central pillar of my campaign. Over the last 100 or so years, Congress has unconstitutionally delegated powers to the executive branch, with predictable results. In a 1788 speech, Founder Patrick Henry voiced his misgivings about the design of the proposed new government. He remarked, “Your President may easily become King.” He went on to state, “Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty?”
President Trump is very much fulfilling his constitutional duty under Article 2, Section 3: “He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” After that, it is strictly up to the Congress to legislate. The principle of the separation of powers mandates that it is the job of the Congress, and especially the House of Representatives, to represent the people. Constitutional ideas are universally welcome, but there is no justification for members succumbing to celebrity adoration of any one person over the Constitution.
I like President Donald Trump and could easily call him “friend.” However, my primary duty as a member of the House “shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution” (Article 6, Section 3).
If elected to the United States House of Representatives from the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana, I pledge to constitutionally legislate, not delegate, so you don’t have to litigate to reclaim your God-given natural rights and liberties.
May 5 June 2, I urge you to stand beside me. Let’s Make America Great Again by Making America Constitutional Again. Vote for Dr. Chris Magiera for Congress. Thank you.