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Rick Womick is no stranger to serving our country and his bid for State Representative in Tennessee’s 34th District is no different. Rick has proudly served our country and has faith in our future. Others may regard politics as a basis for gaining power and influence, but Rick sees politics as a chance to serve once again. A chance to provide conservative leadership that will make Tennessee the greatest state in which to live!
For Rick, common sense and patriotism go hand-in-hand. This is how he has always lived his life. After graduating from college in 1980, Rick became a public school teacher and high school football coach. In 1983, he entered the U.S. Air Force as an officer and served as an F-15 Fighter Pilot through the 1st Gulf War.
It was during Rick’s time in the Air Force that he met Jan, his beautiful wife of 24 years. In 1992, he left the active duty Air Force to go fly as a pilot, based in Nashville. Rick was flying 140 people from Dallas to Los Angeles on the morning that the events of September 11th occurred. He has since become a licensed Federal Law Enforcement Officer and qualified to carry a firearm in the cockpit while flying. He and Jan have been blessed with four wonderful children and have been living in Murfreesboro, Tennessee since 1993.
I believe that job growth, the revitalization of the housing market, the funding of education, and the repeal of Obama’s socialized takeover of health care, must be top priorities for state government over the next two years.
Additionally, I believe Tennessee must exercise its 10th Amendment Right and ensure our sovereignty as a State. Our Founding Fathers, in writing the U.S. Constitution, realized the danger of placing too much power in any one branch of government. This is why they specifically defined the powers of the federal government in Article I, Section 8. Their intent was to limit the federal government and to ensure that the “States and the People within those States,” retained the power to govern themselves! Because of the 10th Amendment, the Constitution gives no power to the federal government to impose social welfare, health care, energy regulation or to confiscate any of the private sector! Only do the individual States, or the people within those States, have that power.
Today however, we see President Obama and the Democrats ignoring the Constitution and usurping it to meet their socialist agenda. Their mantra is bigger government and out of control spending. They are passing laws that are raising our taxes, redistributing wealth, allowing government control of the private sector, and forcing the State of Tennessee to pay over one billion dollars in unfunded mandates each year for Obama’s takeover of health care. We do not have one billion dollars and thus would be left with just two options: declare bankruptcy or raise taxes. Either of these options would severely damage our State’s economy and eliminate thousands of jobs!
Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more that one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
My decision to run for State Representative in District 34 stems from this very quote. There was a time when our representatives listened to us. There used to be a time when we saw our elected officials put our country first, before any political or financial gain. We need this kind of leadership again. The kind of leadership that will stand up for the State of Tennessee and take on Obama, the Democrats, and the federal government.
I am asking for your vote on November 2nd, 2010. In return, I will fight for our State’s sovereignty. I will fight to ensure there is no state income tax and that we reduce or eliminate the sales tax on food. I will be an advocate for education, working to fund education before any other general budget item and demanding that excess lottery funds be returned to local school districts for construction projects. I will push for the repeal of “Obamacare” and work to introduce business principles into our health care system. I will seek access to health care savings accounts for all Tennesseans and I will support doctors and nurses by limiting frivolous lawsuits.
I will aggressively work to stop illegal immigration into our state and not allow illegal immigrants access to Tennessee drivers licenses. I will fight to require proof of citizenship before anyone can register to vote or receive taxpayer funded benefits. I will vote to uphold our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms and I will support the Marriage Amendment, which defines marriage as being between one man and one woman. I will always vote to support life: no abortions, no euthanasia, and no cloning.
This is my commitment to you; I will not compromise my values, nor will I forsake your trust! I will listen, and I will do as I have promised.
Office Phone: (615) 741-2804
Fax: (615) 253-0322
Address: 301 6th Avenue North
Suite 207 War Memorial Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243