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My name is Nathan Tyree. I am proud to be a lifelong Kansan and a progressive Democrat. I plan to run a less than shoestring campaign against Senator Pat Roberts for the United States Senate. Follow me below the jump for a quick look at my views on a few important issues.

I believe that as a Kansan and an American I must support the right of every person to dignity, respect and equality. As such I strongly support marriage equality. I oppose all attempts to ban gay marriage.

I believe that the Federal government must support family farms. The industrial farming complex led by Monsanto is destroying our proud tradition of family farming. This must change.

The current trend toward austerity must end. Massive cuts to federal programs will gut our economy.

I support the legalization of hemp farming which will give great benefits to the economy and to our family farms.

I believe that banks and corporations should be held accountable when they take part in criminal actions.

I believe that any steps toward immigration reform must include a path to citizenship.

These are just a few of the issues I care deeply about. Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments or on my Facebook page

Originally posted to nathantyree on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 07:04 PM PDT.

Also republished by Kansas & Missouri Kossacks.

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  •  Good luck to you! (2+ / 0-)
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    bigjacbigjacbigjac, nathantyree

    I republished this to the Kansas and Missouri Kossacks group.

  •  Pat Roberts: (1+ / 0-)
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    Pat Roberts

     Pat Roberts is a fourth generation Kansan. Born in Topeka on April 20, 1936, Roberts is the son of the late Wes Roberts, chairman of the Republican National Committee under President Dwight Eisenhower. His great-grandfather, J.W. Roberts, founded the Oskaloosa Independent, the state's second oldest newspaper. Following graduation from Kansas State University in 1958, Roberts served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, then worked as a reporter and editor for several Arizona newspapers. He joined the staff of Kansas’ U.S. Senator Frank Carlson in 1967. In 1969, Roberts became administrative assistant to First District U.S. Congressman Keith Sebelius. Roberts was elected to Congress in 1980, succeeding Sebelius upon his retirement. He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996  

    1936 to 2013 is
    77 years old.

    To use Obama's car metaphor,
    77 year old folks
    can ride in the back of the American car,
    but should they drive the car?

    At that age?

    Maybe it's time.

    I remember the 2008

    Big turnout.

    Lots of Democrats in Kansas.

    Kathleen Sebelius
    was elected Governor,
    one upon a time.

    Kathleen Sebelius

     Secretary Sebelius is the first daughter of a governor to be elected governor in American history; her father John Gilligan served as Ohio’s Governor from 1971-75. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity Washington University. She is married to Gary Sebelius, a federal magistrate judge. They have two sons, John and Ned, and a daughter-in-law, Lisa.

    Abridged Secretary Biography  

    Maybe Kathleen Sebelius
    can be the next President,
    and you can be the next Senator
    from Kansas.

    America needs this.

    Bringing a child into the world at this point in history is a crime, the crime of child endangerment.

    by bigjacbigjacbigjac on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 12:41:59 AM PDT

  •  Every Republican incumbent needs a challenger, & (1+ / 0-)
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    every Progressive should consider being a candidate.

    Please tell us more about yourself and your planned campaign.

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