Independent Candidate Alyssa Dara McDowell announces bid for 65th
I am for the standard conservative values in that I will work to build a stronger economy that would include tax cuts and
jobs. I am pro-education, pro-1st and 2nd Amendments, and pro-life.
I care about the morals in our country. It bothers me that the Democrat Party, which I once identified with, has abandoned
all traces of their conservative roots, such as those modeled by JFK. I quit siding with the Democrat Party and began
noticing that the 'fiscal and social' values of the Republican Party made sense. For example, it made sense that you
should be able to keep what you earn, otherwise, why bother to work?
It can be depressing to not have a sense of pride that only comes from working. Are drugs are a means of escape?
Maybe. Is it true that people need a 'hand up' more than they need 'a hand out'? I think, "Yes."
Nowadays, there seems to be schism among Republicans. More people are leaving the Democrat Party and are
embracing the 'fiscal' conservatism of the Republican Party, but a few are 'socially' liberal, as is the case with my
Republican opponent who marched in the gay pride parade this year.
I believe individual's rights must be protected; and that people, regardless of their sexuality, deserve love and respect; but
by Republicans endorsing a candidate who would march for 'a leftist special interest group', a group whose definition of
'equality' has historically meant 'my group's rights trump your group's rights' (i.e. the Christian baker case); I believe, we
are stepping against 'individual rights'.
The Republican Party ought not deviate from it's traditional conservative values. They shouldn't join the Democrats in their
abandonment of the use of scripture in making public policy decisions because doing so would mean ushering in the
incremental disintegration of both religious rights and freedom of speech. As history shows us, this would bring about
the break down of society itself. The reason we are 'the land of the free and home of the brave' is because, culturally, we
have always followed the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God as stated in the Declaration of Independence.
I am involved because I fear a future where 'the church' is silenced and individuals are no longer given the opportunity of
hearing rational expositions of viewpoints that dissent from those of 'special interest groups'. If justice is blind, if speech
is free, then religious rights must not be infringed. President George Washington said in his 1796 Farewell Address, "Of
all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports."
Please vote for me November 6th.
Alyssa Dara McDowell (a Covington resident of 25 years) is a homemaker, small business owner, wife of a blue collar
worker and home schooling mother of eight. She studied business and finance at NKU and describes herself as being a
continual self-learner. For more information, please visit AlyssaDaraMcDowell.com.