July 3, 2010
The Nan Hayworth campaign aims to see as many of you as possible across District 19 this July 4th weekend.
Saturday began with The Great American Weekend in Goshen, truly an institution, then continued to the Woodbury Firecracker Festival and the Pound Ridge fireworks in the evening. (see contemporary reports, and twitpics, from our live feed, http://twitter.com/nanhayworth)
Here’s the schedule for July 4th, Sunday:
- 8am-10am Peekskill Flea Market, Peekskill, Westchester County
- 10:30-12pm Independence Day celebration, Cornwall, Orange County. Meet at the St Thomas of Canterbury Church, 336 Hudson St, Cornwall-on-Hudson.
- 1-2pm Annual Reading of Declaration of Independence, at the Fishkill Village Hall, 1095 Main St., Fishkill, Dutchess County
- 2:30-6pm Cold Spring Annual Festival, Cold Spring, Putnam County
- 7-10pm Lake Carmel Fireworks Display, Lake Carmel, Putnam County
June 21, 2010
Summer officially starts today, which means baseball season is now in high gear. As a Yankee fan myself, I love watching Teixeira or Granderson send one sailing over the fence (as both did last Saturday night, I’m happy to say!). Sadly, however, even the Yankees’ best occasionally fall to that third strike. Disappointing, but not the end of the world. You shake it off and move on to the next batter.
Governance, on the other hand, is a little more exacting.
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June 18, 2010
June 15 was a beautiful day in Hopewell Junction. It was a pleasure to hold a small event there with Nan (many thanks to our hosts and friends at the Joe DiMaggio American Legion Lounge 2248). And what a surprise to find not one, but two video stalkers joining us at the behest of John Hall’s campaign!
June 17, 2010
On Tuesday the House voted on whether to attach to a small business jobs bill an amendment that would have repealed the wholly unconstitutional “individual mandate” portion of the Democrats’ health care law. The individual mandate, in short, legally forces every American to buy health insurance from private companies, under threat of a government fine.
Aside from the harmful effects such a measure will have on small businesses, employer-based health insurance, and the economy as a whole, the individual mandate is fundamentally unconstitutional, for two reasons.
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June 16, 2010
(Courtesy of Young Voters for Nan Hayworth.)
In 1964, Lyndon Johnson’s Presidential campaign released “Daisy”, an ad that was so striking in its evocation of Americans’ fears of Cold-War annihilation that it only ran once. That one time was enough, though, to secure its place in our cultural memory. And, thanks to a combination of factors over the ensuing decades, the eventuality described in “Daisy” did not come to pass.
That does not mean, however, that Americans are now free of any fears about our country’s future security and prosperity. In fact, as Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana noted in a remarkable speech yesterday in Washington, our enormous and mounting debt means that “the American experience is mortally threatened.”
And the outcome this time may not be so reassuring. If our Congress and Administration do not stop making politically convenient but fiscally disastrous decisions, we will, in no uncertain terms, squander our children’s future. President Reagan said, echoing Churchill: “there are simple answers, they just are not easy ones.” Fiscal discipline is the simple (and only) answer, and we are going to have some very difficult choices to make, but our candidate, Nan, has the intelligence and the integrity to make them.
The Young Voters have adapted “Daisy” for 2010 to make clear what will happen if we ignore that imperative:
Feel free to browse other videos from Young Voters, as well as from Nan herself, on the Hayworth campaign’s YouTube channel.