Independence Park Speech October 18, 2011
TEA Party Endorsement
Good Morning ------ My name is Brian Kelly.
First of all, I want to thank the Independence Hall Tea Party, especially Don Adams, for inviting me here today. I am a TEA Party member and I love what the TEA Party does for regular Americans like you and I. Thank you Don, and this great TEA Party organization for your endorsement.
I am happy to announce that I am running for the Senate of the United States of America against Robert P. Casey Jr.
There is little doubt that these are tough times.
Nobody really knows how many dips there will be in this recession
But we do know that without controls on spending, our wild deficit and debt will keep us in recession for years to come.
America needs to become like we were before the progressives-- Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and of course Pennsylvania’s own Bob Casey Jr. took power from the people.
In this light, I have outlined eight major principles that I will use as a guide in helping our country recover and prosper: These are.
1. Americans First – Jobs, Border security, fence, States’ rights, shut down excessive legal and all illegal immigration, reward businesses that hire Americans
2. Fiscal Conservative--- no bailouts, no takeovers, no porkulus, for balanced budget amendment, reinstitute Glass Steagall, repeal CRA, repeal Dodd / Frank!
3. Hold Line on Taxes – John Kennedy style and the FAIR Tax. ,
4. Pro-Life – Human life begins at conception
5. Smaller Government – Downsize or eliminate harmful, costly agencies such as the EPA, FDA, USDA, Interior, etc. repeal Obamacare.
6. Transparency / accountability – openness, Fire all czars
7. Pro Israel – Israel is our only friend in the Middle East
8. Strong Defense—“Speak softly and carry a big stick,” win all wars in which we engage. Exit strategy -- get out quickly with a win.
Today, JFK, my favorite Democrat, would be considered a conservative!
My views on taxation are very similar to JFK’s
His were modeled after those of Andrew Mellon from the 1920’s recession.
Both Mellon and JFK knew how to end a recession and so do I.
Here’s what Kennedy had to say. I have two quotes:
"In short, it is a paradoxical truth that ... the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now… And the reason is that only full employment can balance the budget, and tax reduction can pave the way to that employment. The purpose of cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus."
--- JFK, Nov. 20, 1962, news conference BTW, that was right after the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy was already on to domestic issues.
Here’s Kennedy again on taxation:
"Lower rates of taxation will stimulate economic activity and so raise the levels of personal and corporate income as to yield within a few years an increased – not a reduced – flow of revenues to the federal government."
-– JFK Jan 17, 1963, annual budget message to Congress, fiscal year 1964
If the Dems had listened to Kennedy, our current recession would be over
No Progressives will ever give a Kennedy type of taxation message. They just don’t get it
By cutting taxes up and down the line and reducing spending, JFK was looking for a big revenue surplus – not a deficit.
By increasing spending and increasing taxes Obama has been creating huge deficits and increasing debt
Obama is far more tricky than Nixon. He's got a new name for this trick now that he is trying to get reelected again. He calls it a Jobs bill. I call it tax and spend.
What does the so called jobs bill have in it?
It’s the same stuff with lipstick-- increased spending, increased taxes, larger deficits and crippling debt. Even the Beatles would call out Obama and Casey on this. Remember this tune?- “No, No, No, Not a Second Time…” Does anybody remember this?
Substitute Obama for the word Oh! And it is a take.
Oh, you're giving me the same old line,
I'm wond'ring why,
You hurt me then, you're back again,
No, no, no, not a second time.
Senator Bob Casey has been with Obama 98% of the time. He has been with Pennsylvanians 2% of the time. By the way, that Beatles song applies to Casey also No, No, No, Not a Second Time --
The bottom line on Kennedy is: Don’t plan on Obama or Casey switching to Kennedy economics any time soon.
As I was reviewing this speech last Saturday, my wife called me in for a nice breakfast, and afterwards I glanced at the editorial section of the Times Leader, the local paper. The headline read, “Obama can ease housing crisis.” My Irish wit overwhelmed me and I repeated the headline for my wife and my sons, and I added an appropriate ending: “Obama can ease housing crisis by moving out of the White House.” Now, that is as good a double entendre as I have ever fashioned!
So, you know that I did not just come out of nowhere into your midst, like President Obama, I want you to know I have been around a long time, and I have always been a Democrat. Like many Democrats, I think for myself.
I have been around so long; I had the time to write 45 books on high tech and political topics.
I have the business experience we need to get moving from my career with IBM, as a business professor and as an industry consultant,
My last five books along with my newest book titled Kill the EPA mirror my eight guiding principles.
Taxation Without Representation--- "Can the U.S. Avoid Another Boston Tea Party?
Obama's Seven Deadly Sins
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
Americans Need Not Apply!
Kill the EPA!
“I want you all to know that you can rely on me as to where I stand on all of the issues that we are facing. You can rely on me to speak the truth and be assured that the trust that you place in me will be honored. You can count on me to do what I pledge to do. I speak from just one side of my mouth.
I am proud to say I am an American and I love America. I may be of Irish descent but my father taught me that I am an American first.
Americans are the hardest working people in the world because Americans are descendents of strong and rugged people from all over the world.
I love the United States of America just as it was founded in 1776.
In those days, Independence Hall meant independence for all---
Americans that is, in America.
Much revolutionary blood was spilled for our freedom and liberty, and yet,
freedom and liberty are at stake again today.
Nobody wanted then or now to be tethered to a corrupt, cowardly, and oppressive federal government in Washington D.C.
Get off our backs!
It’s time to bring all the power we gave away to the feds back to the states – back to the people!
Yes, I love America and I have no problem with citizens of any other country loving their countries more than they love America.
But If you can’t come legally, stay where you are! We don’t want you here!
As an American, I am interested in what is good for Americans, not foreigners.
If I go to your country, I expect your citizens to have priority. I won’t take any of your precious jobs, and I will bring a passport.
I want you to treat my country the same. Any questions?
God helped the Patriots win America for Americans – not for anybody else
Americans built this great country piece by piece. We made this country strong and we want to keep America strong.
Americans are exceptional people.
We are a melting pot of people who wanted more than anything to be Americans. It is a privilege to be an American.
We have nobody to apologize to. Nothing to apologize for. And we are not going to apologize for being Americans.
We are proud to be Americans.
It is OK to be a Democrat and be a TEA Party member. This wonderful group endorsed me in 2010 when I ran against a hard core 13 term incumbent for the Congress of the United States. I was a Democrat then and I am a Democrat now.
Not all TEA Party members are Republicans. Not all Democrats are hard core progressives. In fact, many Democrats are just like me.
How would you like to be us?
We woke up one day and found that our party had been hijacked by a group of people who hate America. You know who they are.
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, and yes, Bob Casey Jr. are the visible heads of a deeper sickness.
Some think Democrats hate America. Not true. Democrats dont hate America but the leadership of the party in Washington sure seems to.
What about my primary opponent, Bob Casey?
Most Pennsylvanians do not know who the real Bob Casey actually is. In many ways he is the unknown Senator.
I can tell you who he is, because I have watched him during the Obama presidency.
If you like Barack Obama and his progressive policies, you are gonna love Bob Casey.
Here we are in Philadelphia in the sight of Liberty, the home of freedom and equality, the home of Ben Franklin, and "We the People. Don’t you just love it here!
Don’t you just love it in America!
I can assure you. I am ready for the challenge. I am fed up with the bloated, unresponsive bureaucracy in Washington.
When, with your grace I take a seat in the Senate of the United States, the Washington progressives will get the message.
The days of big government, big regulations, big giveaways, big healthcare takeovers, big healthcare redistribution and big wealth redistribution are over.
Yes, I sure am for helpless people but I am not for making people helpless.
America and Americans come first.
As most Pennsylvanians I too believe in the American Dream.
Quite frankly, I think Pennsylvanians are sick of the notion that the new American Dream is a handout.
With America in the shape that it is, I feel sometimes like I want to scream at the top of my lungs:
It is OK to love liberty and freedom.
It is OK to love God.
It is OK to love America.”
To help restore a limited government and put the people back in charge, today I offer my candidacy as United States Senator from my state, the great state of Pennsylvania.
I, pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.
I wish you all the best. God bless America.