My Political Beliefs
Matt at a Glance
Matt is for:
- Roads as #1 Priority
- Part-Time Legislature (including part-time pay)
- Repealing Obamacare
- Free Market Healthcare Solutions
- Repeal State Income Tax
- End Corporate Welfare Programs
- No New Taxes or Fees
- No Bailouts
- End Prevailing Wage
- Expand Schools of Choice
- 100% Pro-Life
- 100% 2nd Amendment
- 100% Against Federal Common Core Curriculum
“I am a conservative who will not stray from core Republican platform principles. I will not disappoint you or let you down.”
I want to help make Michigan an economic powerhouse again! We are living in perilous times. Government growth, debt, and spending are the largest threats to our economy, our safety, our liberty and our pursuit of happiness. Our only “out” is to immediately reduce spending, remove obstacles and make our government perform MORE EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY on the revenue it currently collects, without taxing us more! I am running because I’ve had it with beltway Republicans who campaign as conservatives but when they get elected to represent the conservative Republican cause, they behave and vote with the Democrats; voting for increases in fees, taxes and increasing the size and scope of government. You, like me, have likely been voting for Republicans for many, many years. And I’m sure you’ve been disappointed! I have too! I’ve gone into that voting booth hoping and praying that the Republican I just cast my vote for would stick to the Republican Party Platform. The Republican Platform is a wonderful document that outlines true American virtues that provide opportunity and freedom from an overreaching government for all American citizens!
Republican Party SOS!
I am a Platform Party Republican. This means I will always vote the Republican Party Platform, no matter what. I will not veer from these principles. I will never vote with the Democrats like my incumbent opponent.
What happens when Republican leaders vote with the democrats? People get infuriated, frustrated and discouraged. I know. I feel that way right now and I’ve got a good inkling that you’ve been there before too. We’ve been doing this for over forty years and the conservative Republican message has been compromised, watered down and we’ve lost tens of millions of disenfranchised voters because we’ve failed to elect true conservatives. The voting record of my incumbent opponent is an all too common example of this. Vote for Matt Maddock on August 5th, 2014 and send me to Lansing to replace my opponent who is unable to make this same commitment to you. I will not disappoint or embarrass you.
The problem is many of our leaders decide to be our leaders for all the wrong reasons.
Do our current leaders lack Integrity and honor? This is a difficult thing to talk about, only because not many candidates are willing to go here. America is craving strong leaders. For far too many years, we’ve been hoodwinked, deflated and felt abandoned. I’m not saying this to be negative. We all have to face the facts. Ego, pride, money, power and popularity are the wrong reasons to run for office. Too many politicians have a “what’s in it for me” set of standards.
“The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician fears man, while a statesman fears God” – John Adams.
Before I decided to run for State Senate, I had no clue I would be doing this. I’ve been encouraged by my friends and colleagues to pick up the torch and to share my conservative values. After months of fervent prayer, I decided to run. Somebody has to stand up to a Republican who is unwilling or unable to uphold the Republican Party Platform. I’m grounded in my faith, I’m rooted in this community and I’m steadfast in my conservative Republican values to ensure maximum prosperity for all Michigan citizens. I’m doing this because I’m able to make this commitment to you.
Stand with us!
I stand with these new Republicans: Courageous, Patriotic men and women who value the Constitution.
I stand with these new Republicans: Courageous, patriotic men and women who value the Constitution and are willing to put country first and close the door on special interest groups, big businesses and big government lobbyists that are constantly seeking their attention.
I’m not asking you to send me to Lansing on August 5th, 2014 to make friends with everyone there. Over the last few years, conservative Republicans all over the nation have chosen the new principled conservative voices over the “beltway” Republican establishment.