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Vanity -- My Campaign for Congress
Vanity ^ | Patricia Lightner

Posted on 03/28/2010 9:35:58 PM PDT by PatriciaLightner

Dear Free Republic,

I just wanted to briefly introduce myself. Several volunteers on my campaign are posters here and recommended I make an introduction. I hope I am posting right! I am a conservative Republican running in the 3rd District of Kansas -- my campaign is dedicated to the principles of limited government, individual liberty, economic freedom, the rule of law, and a culture of life.

I encourage you to take a look at my website at http://www.patricialightner.com -- take particular notice to the Issues, Newsroom, "Patricia's Desk" and Ask Patricia sections.

Thank you for your consideration!

All the best, Patricia


TOPICS: Kansas; Campaign News
KEYWORDS: 3rddistrict; elections; kansas; lightner

1 posted on 03/28/2010 9:35:58 PM PDT by PatriciaLightner
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To: PatriciaLightner

Welcome to FReerepublic!

I wish you the best of luck. Democrats are vulnerable this year. Keep your wits and you will win.


2 posted on 03/28/2010 9:38:56 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: PatriciaLightner
Dear Patricia:

You posted this perfectly.

I'll check out your website!

3 posted on 03/28/2010 9:39:36 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (-)
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To: PatriciaLightner; seekthetruth; ncfool; teenyelliott; ozzymandus; MestaMachine; Free State Four; ...

FYI KANSAS FREEPER BOARD.

Welcome Patricia Lightner to Free Republic.


4 posted on 03/28/2010 9:40:40 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: PatriciaLightner

Welcome to FReerepublic. Best of luck!


5 posted on 03/28/2010 9:41:29 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: PatriciaLightner

bump


6 posted on 03/28/2010 9:43:58 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Free Men will always be armed with the Truth.)
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To: PatriciaLightner; BuckeyeTexan; jellybean; Bahbah; Lucky9teen; paulycy; NRA2BFree; Fishtalk; ...

Hi Patricia...

I just pinged the Kansas board so they can take a look
at your website.

The following FReepers are part of the Welcome Wagon.
If you have any questions or don’t understand FReeper
Speak, any one of us will be happy to help.

BuckeyeTexan; jellybean; Bahbah; Lucky9teen; paulycy; NRA2BFree; Fishtalk;
fatima; leapfrog0202; vox_freedom; Jo Nuvark; Scotswife; delphirogatio; John O

Welcome aboard... Jo


7 posted on 03/28/2010 9:44:22 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: PatriciaLightner

Good luck. We need as many as we can get. Just don’t forget where you came from once you get there.


8 posted on 03/28/2010 9:50:27 PM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: douginthearmy

I won’t — thank you!


9 posted on 03/28/2010 10:01:31 PM PDT by PatriciaLightner
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To: douginthearmy

Thank you — I won’t!


10 posted on 03/28/2010 10:02:06 PM PDT by PatriciaLightner
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To: PatriciaLightner

Thanks for fighting the good fight!


11 posted on 03/28/2010 10:07:45 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: PatriciaLightner
Thanks Patricia. I support you.

Every American who loves Christianity, capitalism and the Declaration of Independence needs the bravery to defend the country. The enemy is a leftist (Marxist) who loves Critical Theory, Herbert Marcus and Karl Marx. Thus, the enemy wants to destroy Christianity, capitalism and the Declaration of Independence. How does an American defeat the enemy? Know the enemy's weakness for censorship and tyranny.

Here's a platform for every American: I demand freedom of speech and fair elections.
12 posted on 03/28/2010 10:08:57 PM PDT by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94))
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To: PatriciaLightner

Welcome! Thank you and God bless you.
Don’t forget the right to bear arms. A+ from Gun Owners of America would be nice from Kansas. Keep us posted.


13 posted on 03/28/2010 10:21:54 PM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: PatriciaLightner
Welcome to the fight! As the other poster said, first and foremost, keep your wits about you, and do not take anything the democrats have to say at face value - there is always an ulterior Alinsky-based motive for everything they say and do. In particular, do not let them define the terms of debate - you cannot win if you try to beat them at their own game. Instead, always challenge their definitions of the terms of debate, and offer up your own in lieu of theirs.

Plato on Obama, medium
14 posted on 03/28/2010 10:24:33 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: PatriciaLightner
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15 posted on 03/28/2010 10:33:31 PM PDT by jellybean ( Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: PatriciaLightner

Good luck in your race.


16 posted on 03/29/2010 1:17:13 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: PatriciaLightner

Patricia,

I wish you luck in your campaign as you are undoubtedly better for the country than any Democrat would be. If that sounds like faint praise, that’s because it is. I think you should strive for more. For example, from your website’s “Issues” page:

*TAX REFORM
I am a strong supporter of fundamental tax reform at the federal level. I am a supporter of the FairTax, provided that the income tax is repealed as are other forms of taxation. I am also open to other proposals such as a flat tax and other ways that will simply make our tax system fairer, flatter, and simpler. I believe anyone elected to Congress should keep an open mind as to the various proposals for tax reform. *

This sounds rather indefinite to me. “Fairer”, “flatter” and “simpler” signal a position relative to the existing system and could mean leaving progressivity and tax-system social engineering on the table. The FairTax proudly proclaims itself “progressive” which all Republicans should consider a dirty word meaning “punishing success while rewarding failure”.

Why not point out that some people have to pay a 40% income tax rate so others can escape paying the 10% flat rate (either income or sales tax) that would otherwise return the same revenue as the convoluted, progressive income tax we currently have ?

How about explaining that it is mathematically impossible for a business to pay any taxes at all without that money really coming out of the pockets of its employees, customers, or shareholders ? That any business tax at all is simply a disingenuous attempt to hoodwink the voters into thinking someone else will somehow pay it.

How about suggesting that a 10% flat rate — on an individual’s income only or on all retail sales and no indirect taxing via business taxes — be the upper limit to fund a balanced budget and then spending must be prioritized until it fits within the tax revenue available from that 10% level ?


17 posted on 03/29/2010 1:38:13 AM PDT by Kellis91789 (Democrat: Someone who supports killing children, but protests executing convicted murderers.)
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To: PatriciaLightner

What are the most important lessons you learned while serving in the Kansas legislature?


18 posted on 03/29/2010 5:17:01 AM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan. Pray the Rosary)
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To: Jo Nuvark
Thanks for the ping.

The day Dennis the Menace resigned, I searched to find who had announced on the Republican side. I researched them all and decided Patricia Lightner was the one for me. I declared her the "Michelle Bachmann of Kansas"!

Cut taxes. Cut taxes. Cut taxes. Repeal the Obama Healthcare Bill and replace it with tort reform, health savings accounts and interstate competition in insurance. Reduce the size of the Federal Government. It has become too big to exist. Leviathan. There are legions of lobbyists in Washington because they are attracted to big, fat, juicy, about-to-burst federal government teats. Offer them raisins and they will scatter like cockroaches from a light bulb.

Where are the Patricia Lightner for Congress headquarters?

19 posted on 03/29/2010 7:33:30 AM PDT by Free State Four
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To: Free State Four

Thanks Free State Four! We don’t have a HQ, but hope to in the next month or so. For now, you can sign up via our website (you may have already) and we’ll let you know. Thanks so much!


20 posted on 03/29/2010 5:42:13 PM PDT by PatriciaLightner
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To: PatriciaLightner

Welcome to FR, Patricia, from a fellow conservative in Prairie Village!


21 posted on 03/29/2010 8:48:14 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: PatriciaLightner
Amen to douginthearmy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck. I will be watching with interest.

22 posted on 03/31/2010 8:39:36 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: peggybac

Thanks so much peggybac - hope you get involved in my campaign!


23 posted on 03/31/2010 8:23:17 PM PDT by PatriciaLightner
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