Fellow Marylanders, Welcome!
Self-interested ‘politicians-for-life’ have become a destructive force which threatens American liberty and prosperity. Together we can change this. Starting now.
The U.S. Senate is ailing, and its sickness – the incumbency disease — threatens every American. I decided to run for the Senate to offer a cure by restoring three missing qualities to that faltering institution: courage, conscience, and accountability. The Senate is on a disastrous course because of their absence.
It is our Senate and it is our duty to fix it.
A courageous U.S. Senator’s highest priority will be the voter – not his own political future. Putting the voter first means casting the hard votes instead of ducking them. Courage means staying on the job to get things done, not abandoning the Capitol to raise campaign funds.
A Senator with a consciencehas a strong sense of duty and never shirks his obligations to the American people. Last August, the Senate left its post and went on vacation, ignoring America’s demand for progress on a debt solution. Actions speak louder than words.
Today the lack of accountability on Capitol Hill is staggering. ‘Exhibit A’ is the 2007 financial crisis which continues to afflict our economy. This crisis was preceded by cascading failures of congressional oversight, yet few members of Congress have paid a price. Outrageous.
Today the overriding priority of the career politicians in our Senate is re-election. This is why the Senate is often in recess and perpetually behind in its work. To ensure conscientious service from our Senators, we must elect men and women who know their duty. Nobody who chooses golf over duty is fit to serve.
In today’s Senate, back-scratching and favor-trading are held in high esteem. Duty and efficiency are forgotten. Accountability is an unknown concept. Sadly, Maryland’s U.S. Senators also show a deficit of courage, conscience, and accountability, weakening our Senate, our State, and our Republic.
I am in the race to correct this. I am running to restore courage, conscience, and accountability to the Senate. I learned courage in uniform, serving our country in Iraq and in the submarine force. Having worked for a conscientious conservative Senator myself, I understand the importance of these qualities to the nation. My overseas experience taught me that a lack of accountability is a step toward tyranny.
Our Senate is on a dangerous course. I believe that we absolutely must reverse this course, and reverse it now by electing people who put the voter first. Please have a look through this site to see how I propose to do this.
Thank you for your kind attention. May God bless you all and our beautiful State.
Richard J. Douglas