In 2012, Michigan is a battleground state that the GOP needs to win to retake the majority in the Senate. There are already seven GOP candidates for this US Senate seat, and there may be more running against the Democrat incumbent, Debbie Stabenow. I prefer businessman Peter Konetchy over the others. The favorite is Peter Hoekstra, and he has a higher profile as a former member of the US House, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and candidate for Governor in 2010, than many of the other contenders. I do think it is telling that Michigan voters selected the businessman Rick Snyder instead of Pete Hoekstra for Governor in 2010. Pete Hoekstra voted to raise the debt ceiling five times in a row, he voted for earmarks such as the ‘Bridge to Nowhere,’ and the TARP [Troubled Asset Relief Program] bailout of Wall Street.
Below, I have a brief summary of Peter Konetchy’s background. I report and you decide. If you like what you see about Peter Konetchy, then contribute to his campaign, and learn more about him at his website.
Peter Konetchy’s background:
- He graduated from the College of Business at Michigan State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.
- After college he worked as a custom programmer developing software for many industries including mortgage processing; property management; vending services; manufacturing; and legal time, billing, and accounting.
- In the 1980’s he started his own firm servicing the time, billing, and accounting needs of law firms originally in Michigan, but now throughout the nation. He continues to work at this business, Desktop Business Solutions LLC
- He is Republican Precinct Delegate for Higgins Township Michigan
I suspect there are not too many US Senators currently serving who have a degree in accounting. Any Republican in Michigan will be an improvement over the incumbent Democrat, Debbie Stabenow, but I really like the statement Peter Konetchy makes for why he is running for US Senate.
Peter Konetchy’s statement:
I’m running for the Senate because I understand the greatness of the United States. I appreciate the Constitutionally restrained government our founders provided, which allowed this country to prosper and develop into a world class beacon of morality, personal liberty, economic dominance, and military strength. We have a government of and by the people whose purpose is to protect our God given rights, including Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
The majority of our current “citizen” representatives in Washington do not share my perspective. Their role has morphed from securing our God given rights to becoming our “life long rulers.” Their actions are based on the accumulation of personal political power rather than what is best for the people. They want to completely control the thoughts and actions of the citizenry of the United States.
Far too many of them believe in the omnipotence and omniscience of the federal government to which the people should cower and obey. They act as if all the wealth, resources, and production of this great nation are owned by the government, and that the “rulers” within the government should decide how to allocate this bounty to whoever they consider worthy. They act as if the citizens of this great country should accept with gratitude whatever the government allows them to retain.
I cannot accept this philosophy. It is at odds not only with our founding principles, but also with the entire American experience. Unless it is stopped, our country will cease to exist as a free nation; our Declaration of Independence and Constitution will be nothing more than historical documents; and our children will be ruled, not free.
This is who I am and why I am running for Senate.