On March 6th the voters of Ohio will go to the polls, in one of the, if not the, most important election in the history of this state.
What is at stake, is nothing less than whether we will continue as a Republic with limited government, or continue down a path that leads to bigger and ever more intrusive government.
I choose liberty.
I do not believe that the People of this state want an all powerful government mandating our every decision; telling us what we must buy, where we can and cannot live or work.
The founders created a system of governance that safeguards our inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The framers fashioned a government; our government, to be exercised by ordinary citizens, elected at regular intervals, by their neighbors, to make and execute laws for the general good.
They enumerated the powers of the federal government, reserved the rights of the states, and with equal importance retained the right of the People, our right to safeguard our own liberties against encroachment by the federal government or states.
Those dedicated individuals did not always agree and left it to future generations; ours included, to struggle with some of the more perplexing problems concerning the very nature of our political arrangements as well as our economy. And today, the same ideas that the framers struggled with are on trial with renewed vigor.
The Constitution provides the foundation, that is, the repository of the basic principles upon which all our actions and deeds are to bear full allegiance.
The genius of the framers of our Constitution lies in fact that they fashioned a system of governance in which diversity can exist in harmony with unity.
The question we must ask is, what are we, this generation on whose shoulders the mantle of authority now rests, going to make of our future, how well will we preserve this Republic for future generations?
This is the challenge of our age, and the history of our time will record how well we meet this great and noble task, how well we fulfill the destiny of the American Republic.
I, Eric LaMont Gregory, want you to vote for me to become your next United States Senator.
I stand before the people of this community, and Almighty God, and will support, defend and bear full allegiance to the Constitution of the United States, and will faithfully discharge the duties of a United States Senator.