Today we face threats that will make mismanagement of our resources under the Endangered Species Act seem like child’s play. Just for example, Cap and Trade isn’t even a law yet, and it has already had a devastating impact on American workers. This disaster of a federal bill is deterring customers from signing multi-year contracts for coal and oil. Suppliers depend on these contracts to fund opening new seams and fields. As a result, workers are being laid off, and it isn’t even a law yet. “Do not go gently into the night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” It is time to stand up and fight. It is time to protect the real endangered species, you the American worker. The shining light of common sense is dying in Washington. I want to be a voice of common sense in Washington and I want to represent you, the people in Congress. As your representative I will:
- Support responsible use of our natural resources.
- Support returning control over federal lands to the states.
- Vote to repeal the Endangered Species Act.
- Vote to repeal the Equine Slaughter Prevention Act.
- Oppose Animal ID.
- Oppose Cap and Trade.
- Oppose the Feingold Water Bill.
I am Bob McConnell, retired Colonel, Airborne-Ranger. I follow the same code of conduct now that I followed in the military. I am prepared to fight, and if need be die in defense of my country, and our way of life. I will never surrender of my own free will. I need your support in this fight, because failure is not an option.