Meet Mark Callahan
Many Americans today ask; “How did we get in this shape?”, “How did we end up over 21 Trillion dollars in debt?”, “What happened to our values, our respect for our fellow neighbor?”, “Why does it seem that everything has to be so divisive?”
The answer is there is no one answer, but one of the root causes is corruption on Capitol Hill.
When politicians take money from lobbyists, these purveyors of cash want something in return. More often than not, what they want will benefit their cause, business, association, or group of industrialist such as “Big-Pharma, the Military Industrial Complex, or even a social justice group.”
The only way to stop the abuse of our system is to send individuals to Washington who cannot be purchased, and have a core belief system that is strong enough to stand up and say “NO.”
Mark Callahan is that sort of MAN!
Mark has deep Christian roots and was taught early in his life that his word is his bond. Mark believes that one needs to have honor, integrity, decency, humility, and character to serve the American people.
Mark Callahan fully realizes that he is not just representing Republicans, but he is representing all people from the 5th District of Oregon. Be they Democrats, Libertarians, Green Party or no party, Mark will serve with an “Open Door” policy, and be the most transparent member of Congress.
Mark believes in sitting down with the opposition and talking through problems, not stonewalling and being rigid. This is the problem in Washington today. There is simply too much partisan politics and hatred for opposing ideas and opinions. It is time this ended. This venom is harming our nation, and it needs to stop.
Mark lives in District, is married to the love of his life Nicole, attends Church locally, has two daughters, and two 4-legged children that he loves with all his heart.
Since the creation of the Department of Education in 1979, the United States has continued to decline in both primary and secondary educational standards. Where we once were at the top, today we rank 17th in education. The statistics prove the Federal Government doesn’t need to be educating our children in Oregon.
Mark Callahan is a firm believer that Oregon is far better equipped and suited to be teaching our children than a nameless, faceless bureaucrat in Washington, D.C.
If elected to Congress, one of Mark’s first pieces of legislation is going to be removing Oregon’s education system from the clutches of Capitol Hill.
The fact is, Oregon can invest in our education system far better than Washington D.C. can. Mark will be pushing to have the government issue block grants to the states rather than the current method of sending our money to Washington only to have it sent back with strings attached.
It is well past time that our Federal Government begins to reign in excessive spending. Just as most homes in this nation have to live within their means, the Federal Government should also.
Unfortunately, most if not all politicians speak beautiful rhetoric on the campaign trail about “forcing” Washington to live within its budget. When they get to Capitol Hill, they all seem to drink the Potomac water and forget everything they spoke of and promised.
Mark Callahan is a man of his word. Mark pledges to you to NEVER vote for a bloated Omnibus bill. Mark will never vote on increasing the debt ceiling unless there is a national crisis and we must fund our military.
Mark will never vote to spend hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars to study shrimp on treadmills. It is time that our government becomes a better steward of the American people’s tax dollars.
The United States of America is a global leader. As such, we no longer have the luxury of being isolationist. We must have a strategically designed foreign policy that supports our allies and promotes peace around the world.
Today’s enemies look much different than they did fifty or one hundred years ago. These enemies today are faceless and do not fly a national flag. Yet, they seek the destruction of America and are willing to fight to the death.
Many of our allies face the same fate. This is why it is so critical that we have productive and collaborative working relationships with many nations.
Mark is in full support of the President’s efforts to strike a deal that denuclearizes the Korean Peninsula and stops Iran’s ability to continue their nuclear ambitions.
One of Mark Callahan’s favorite quotes regarding this topic is what President Reagan said so many years ago: “Peace through strength, and “Trust but verify.”
The Second Amendment
Mark Callahan believes in our nation’s Second Amendment, in its totality. The phrase “shall not be infringed” means exactly that to Mark.
Mark will never vote in favor of any legislation that encroaches on our ability as American citizens to own and use firearms.
When Thomas Jefferson and John Adams crafted so much of our founding documents, they did not dream that Congressmen would go to Capitol Hill and spend 30-40 years.
These (what seems like) lifetime appointments to Capitol Hill is the principle reason we have the corruption and debt we have today.
If elected Mark Callahan will pledge to promote legislation that limits service in the House of Representatives to “Three-Terms” and “Two-Terms” for United States Senators.
It is time we return to “Citizen Legislators” and not career politicians.
Our beautiful Constitution and Bill of Rights have been the envy of the world for centuries.
Citizens of the world have longed to come to our great nation and enjoy these freedoms and liberties that many countries do not have.
However, when managing a country the size of America, there must be rules and regulations regarding the flow of foreign nationals into our nation.
Mark Callahan is a proponent of “Legal Immigration” to America. Mark believes that those coming to our nation need to be properly documented, have the desire to assimilate into our society, and want to become American citizens.
Mark also believes that if someone comes into our nation illegally, that person should be prosecuted by our legal system, and dealt with. We should not reward those who come to our nation illegally, take advantage of our generosity, then live outside the law.
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