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Richard Moss: Here is why I’m running for Congress

  

I am pleased to have the opportunity to introduce myself to the readers of the Evansville Courier-Press at this critical time. I am seeking the nomination for Congress for the 8th Congressional district in the May 3, 2016 Republican primary.

Like many of you reading this and millions of Americans across the land, I am deeply concerned that Republican leadership in Washington has strayed from the voters that sent them there. One cannot avoid the obvious reality that Republican primary voters over the last six months have rejected the preferred candidates of the "Republican Establishment" beginning with Jeb Bush, but then as well Chris Christy, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich, who stays in the race despite having no mathematical path to the nomination. Instead, they have settled on two "outsiders," Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. It reflects the wave of frustration and discontent that I and millions of others feel not just with the federal government but specifically with our party, the Republican Party in Washington DC.
We Republican grass roots activists, the conservative base, the American people, delivered unto the Republican Party a historic landslide wave election victory in 2014, a stunning repudiation of President Barack Obama and his policies. We took both houses of Congress and overwhelming majorities of governors and state legislatures. We sent our representatives to Washington to do a job: to stop Obama from doing any more damage to the country. We did not send them there to capitulate. But on too many major issues, capitulate is exactly what they have done. On the debt, spending, "Cromnibus," Obamacare, Amnesty, the EPA, Import-Export, Fast Track, Planned Parenthood, and the Iran Nuclear deal, Republicans in Washington have given President Obama all that he has asked for. Congressman Larry Bucshon has gone along with much of this.
We have, in effect, two liberal parties running the country. We have a hard left Marxist Democratic Party and a big government, big spending liberal progressive Republican Party. The trajectory is all to the left: more debt, more government, more socialism, more tyranny. The nation will not sustain this.
I hold that the Republican Party must be the vehicle through which we save the nation. But it must be a new, revitalized Republican Party, a party of as Ronald Reagan called for "of bold colors not pale pastels." We must have a credible, passionate, and principled conservative party if we are to undo the damage of the Obama years and restore our nation to greatness.
I present myself as your conservative alternative in this race. I will stand for liberty, limited government, balanced budgets, the rule of law, and American sovereignty. I will defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, including religious liberty, the 2nd amendment, states' rights, and the tenth amendment. I believe in the free enterprise system, term limits, and family values. I would oppose amnesty and would build a wall and protect the rights of American citizens and American workers. I would stop the EPA and its war on fossil fuels, our economy, and tens of thousands of jobs. I would rebuild our military. I refer to this as my legislative agenda for Indiana's 8th Congressional district, the state, and the nation. It is available in more detail on my website rmoss4congress.com
By way of background let me to share the following. I am a board certified specialist in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Ear Nose and Throat). I earned my undergraduate degree in Biology at Indiana University and completed my Doctor of Medicine degree at the I.U. School of Medicine in Indianapolis. I have been in private practice since 1991 with offices in Jasper and Washington for over 20 years.
Between 1987 and 1990, I traveled extensively throughout Asia, serving as a visiting surgeon on a voluntary basis at major medical centers in Thailand, Nepal, India, and Bangladesh. Although I received little or no compensation during these three years, I consider them among the most rewarding periods of my life.
I have been a conservative columnist, radio talk show host, maintain a conservative blog (exodusmd.com) and recently authored a memoir about my mother (Matilda's Triumph), which chronicles her struggles raising her five children as a single parent in the Bronx. I founded and owned the "Bronx Bagel," a bagel shop and deli in Jasper
I have been happily married to Supit Moss for 26 years. We are proud parents of four children, Arielle (23), Noah (21), Adina (13), and Isaiah (12). Arielle is a recent graduate of I.U. Bloomington and a Fulbright Scholar teaching in Morocco where she now resides. Noah is currently studying Business Management at I.U. Bloomington. Adina and Isaiah attend Jasper Middle School. We are members of the Temple Adath B'nai Israel (a synagogue) in Evansville.
I seek office because of profound concerns over the direction of the country and the behavior of the federal government. I feel that both parties have failed the American people. Indiana's 8th Congressional district deserves a strong new conservative voice in Washington. I believe that conservative leadership in the Republican Party is required if we are to build a better future for ourselves, our children, and future generations.

Like many of you reading this and millions of Americans across the land, I am deeply concerned that Republican leadership in Washington has strayed from the voters that sent them there. One cannot avoid the obvious reality that Republican primary voters over the last six months have rejected the preferred candidates of the "Republican Establishment" beginning with Jeb Bush, but then as well Chris Christy, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich, who stays in the race despite having no mathematical path to the nomination. Instead, they have settled on two "outsiders," Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. It reflects the wave of frustration and discontent that I and millions of others feel not just with the federal government but specifically with our party, the Republican Party in Washington DC.


We Republican grass roots activists, the conservative base, the American people, delivered unto the Republican Party a historic landslide wave election victory in 2014, a stunning repudiation of President Barack Obama and his policies. We took both houses of Congress and overwhelming majorities of governors and state legislatures. We sent our representatives to Washington to do a job: to stop Obama from doing any more damage to the country. We did not send them there to capitulate. But on too many major issues, capitulate is exactly what they have done. On the debt, spending, "Cromnibus," Obamacare, Amnesty, the EPA, Import-Export, Fast Track, Planned Parenthood, and the Iran Nuclear deal, Republicans in Washington have given President Obama all that he has asked for. Congressman Larry Bucshon has gone along with much of this.


We have, in effect, two liberal parties running the country. We have a hard left Marxist Democratic Party and a big government, big spending liberal progressive Republican Party. The trajectory is all to the left: more debt, more government, more socialism, more tyranny. The nation will not sustain this.
I hold that the Republican Party must be the vehicle through which we save the nation. But it must be a new, revitalized Republican Party, a party of as Ronald Reagan called for "of bold colors not pale pastels." We must have a credible, passionate, and principled conservative party if we are to undo the damage of the Obama years and restore our nation to greatness.


I present myself as your conservative alternative in this race. I will stand for liberty, limited government, balanced budgets, the rule of law, and American sovereignty. I will defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, including religious liberty, the 2nd amendment, states' rights, and the tenth amendment. I believe in the free enterprise system, term limits, and family values. I would oppose amnesty and would build a wall and protect the rights of American citizens and American workers. I would stop the EPA and its war on fossil fuels, our economy, and tens of thousands of jobs. I would rebuild our military. I refer to this as my legislative agenda for Indiana's 8th Congressional district, the state, and the nation. It is available in more detail on my website rmoss4congress.com


By way of background let me to share the following. I am a board certified specialist in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Ear Nose and Throat). I earned my undergraduate degree in Biology at Indiana University and completed my Doctor of Medicine degree at the I.U. School of Medicine in Indianapolis. I have been in private practice since 1991 with offices in Jasper and Washington for over 20 years.
Between 1987 and 1990, I traveled extensively throughout Asia, serving as a visiting surgeon on a voluntary basis at major medical centers in Thailand, Nepal, India, and Bangladesh. Although I received little or no compensation during these three years, I consider them among the most rewarding periods of my life.


I have been a conservative columnist, radio talk show host, maintain a conservative blog (exodusmd.com) and recently authored a memoir about my mother (Matilda's Triumph), which chronicles her struggles raising her five children as a single parent in the Bronx. I founded and owned the "Bronx Bagel," a bagel shop and deli in Jasper
I have been happily married to Supit Moss for 26 years. We are proud parents of four children, Arielle (23), Noah (21), Adina (13), and Isaiah (12). Arielle is a recent graduate of I.U. Bloomington and a Fulbright Scholar teaching in Morocco where she now resides. Noah is currently studying Business Management at I.U. Bloomington. Adina and Isaiah attend Jasper Middle School. We are members of the Temple Adath B'nai Israel (a synagogue) in Evansville.


I seek office because of profound concerns over the direction of the country and the behavior of the federal government. I feel that both parties have failed the American people. Indiana's 8th Congressional district deserves a strong new conservative voice in Washington. I believe that conservative leadership in the Republican Party is required if we are to build a better future for ourselves, our children, and future generations.

 

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