Paul Watson makes it about personal reponsibility
Paul Watson, a Baptist pastor running as a Republican candidate for state representative in District 11, can sum up his whole campaign in two words: personal responsibility.
In his mind, America has become too dependent upon handouts and bailouts and every other -out you can think of. Watson believes it’s time for each citizen to stand up and become independent, self-dependent and strong.
He also believes the government can help with that, by getting out of the way.
“A government that is big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you’ve got,” he said.
Watson said he thinks the federal government needs to stay out of state government as much as possible, that state governments need to stay out of local government affairs, and that local governments need to stay out of people’s homes whenever possible.
Watson said he believes in helping those who need help, but doesn’t agree with our current welfare and new health care reality. He said, in this system, some illegal immigrants have it better than honest citizens, and this upsets him greatly.
“We work so everyone can sit around and receive benefits for it,” he said. “If we quit taking care of illegal immigrants and put a stop to fraud, it definitely wouldn’t hurt.”
Watson urges parents to take hold of their child’s education and upbringing, to take responsibility for their actions and beliefs. He urges businesses to take responsibility of their actions, their failures and their achievements, and to let the free market work it’s magic. And of course, He urges voters to take responsibility for their future and help vote him into office.
“I’d rather have a happy people than a happy government,” Watson said. “They work for us, we don’t work for them”