28 October 2015
Dear Sir or Ma’am:
I am writing this letter of consideration for the purpose of requesting the Butler County Republican Party’s support in my run for U.S. Congress Ohio district 8. Butler County as you know is the most populous county within the district and history reveals that this county usually produces the 8th district’s representative to congress. While I do not reside in Butler County I believe I offer some compelling reasons for your endorsement that should command your consideration. I will highlight some of my reasons:
–DEFENSE & NATIONAL SECURITY: I Support a strong foreign policy that trumpets “PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH” with American leadership at the helm. I am fairly certain I am the only candidate that has walked the sand and dirt in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya all in first hand support of American foreign policy as it is carried out in the region. I have a keen in-depth knowledge of our country’s strategic and tactical operations in our on-going fight in the Global War on Terrorism. Please go to my website and read the “9-11 Memorial Speech” which I delivered on September 11, 2015 at the Beavercreek 9-11 Memorial service. Members of Congress need experience and knowledge in foreign policy, national defense and homeland security. I believe my credentials in this area far and away exceed that of other candidates for this office.
–INTERNATIONAL TRADE & COMMERCE: As a commercial airline pilot I bring direct understanding of how U.S. trade policies and international agreements can affect the transportation industry. Make no mistake about it cabotage (the transport of goods or passengers between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country) is expanding in the United States chiefly due to federal trade agreements and executive policies. While I favor a “free trade” stance I also think our country should insist on “free and fair trade”. Allowing foreign operators to operate trains, trucks, ships and aircraft on and above our soil for the purpose of transport has consequences; some are positive and some are harmful. The transportation industry is a national, strategic asset whose infrastructure must be preserved in order to fight and win future wars, let alone serve the general welfare of the American public. Over 90% of goods sold in America spend time in a truck on our interstate highways. When you fly a foreign flagged carrier from Chicago to New York you assume there is one level of safety/competency because the government permits it; therefore, the public’s impression is all carriers are the same. That simply is not the case. While our government does exercise limited oversight over foreign flagged carriers (aircraft, ships & trucks) this level of accountability is diluted. As cabotage expands state subsidized air carriers from wealthy oil-revenue rich countries will take market share in the world’s most lucrative aviation marketplace: the skies over Ohio and the rest of the United States. This is a consequence of un-fair trade practices, it compromises national security and it eliminates American jobs. If the field of competition is level and fair, Americans will out-compete and win in the marketplace, however, crony-capitalism too often favors short term monetary gain at the expense of sound economic policy. A member of congress needs this understanding to be an effective advocate of the people.
–SMALL BUSINESS & TAXES: My wife, Rose, and I own “Homestead Feed & Supply” right in the heart of New Carlisle, OH. We know personally what it means to file monthly sales taxes, quarterly payroll taxes, meet payroll and comply with a whole host of regulations. These waters are not easy to navigate and it is clear that the people writing these laws/regulations have never worked in the private sector. I am a champion for limited government; government must decrease in order for us the people to increase. As a member of congress I will stand for tax-code simplification, personal and corporate tax reductions and reductions in government spending to include supporting measures that restrict the executive branch’s power to over-reach and over-regulate. Congress makes law and the Executive enforces law; I will defend the separation & division of powers.
–THE RIGHT TO LIFE: I support the rights of all persons to pursue: life, liberty and happiness INCLUDING THE UNBORN and the most vulnerable members of our society. Personally I believe the Almighty by His sovereign hand ALONE determines when a life is created and also when a life ends. Our efforts as followers of Christ are to care for and protect all life, period. My commitment to life is a core belief not open to compromise. You are invited to read more on what I believe the role of government is with respect to this topic on my website www.kevinwhiteforcongress.com . Look under the “Current Events” tab.
–EQUAL PROTECTIONS UNDER THE LAW: I support the rights of all Americans to pursue the American dream unfettered by bias or discrimination; that the sum of their efforts be judged by merited performance in the free enterprise system. The rights of the individual to pursue, compete and win in the marketplace is guarded by our constitution; government must defend and preserve our citizens’ rights to engage in society without fear of discrimination of any kind.
–SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS: I support and will defend second amendment rights to bear arms. The assault on the 2nd Amendment by liberals will continue beyond my time here on earth. It is imperative we elect members of congress who will defend the rights of our countrymen to bear arms. Moreover our elected officials must defeat attempts to dilute this constitutional right as our liberty may well depend upon it.
SUMMARY: I am the best candidate to represent the people of southwest Ohio in Washington. I am not a career politician; if elected I should like to refer to myself as a “citizen-politician” who serves the people, stands upon bedrock core principles and champions government Of the people, By the people and For the people. This election is not about me; it is about our people living and working in Butler, Darke, Preble, Miami, Mercer and Clark counties. I am a 1987 United States Naval Academy graduate, a combat veteran and have served my country in the United States Navy and the United States Air Force. I am currently employed as a commercial airline pilot with United Airlines. I have worked as a process improvement manager at International Paper Company, Wooster Ohio. I own and run my own business with my wife, Rose in New Carlisle, OH. I attend Crossroad Baptist church. I have 5 children and am a past member of Wooster Rotary. I have served as a member of the Wooster City Board of Zoning Appeals appointed by the mayor of Wooster, Ohio. I served as a volunteer on staff for Congressman Mike DeWine (R) both in Springfield and Washington in 1986. I served on the campaign staff for the former Wayne County Prosecutor, Martin Frantz (R). I have the right combination of skills to do this job better than anyone else. I bring a strong blend of experience in: government, business & management, national security, defense & military, community and labor. But, most importantly I am a proven leader with a well-rounded background. Other candidates can do this job but the question is who can do it the best. I am that person and I request your support. Thanks for listening and have a blessed day.
“Of the people, By the people & For the people”
Kevin F. White, Lt Col USAF Ret. (Republican)