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Jeb Bush Signs Right On Crime Statement of Principles

Joins Ed Meese, Grover Norquist, Bill Bennett, and dozens of conservative leaders supporting conservative criminal justice reforms

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Jeb Bush, the first Republican to be elected to consecutive terms as Governor of Florida, is the newest signatory of the Right On Crime statement of principles, which aligns the conservative agenda on criminal justice reform with long-standing conservative principles such as accountability, limited government, and fiscal responsibility.

“States across the country, including Florida, are proving that policies based on these sound conservative principles will reduce crime and its cost to taxpayers,” Gov. Bush said.  “Many of the signatories of this statement of principles are respected leaders and friends, and I am pleased to add my support.”

“Jeb Bush’s track record as Governor of Florida was marked by consistent and visionary conservative leadership,” said ROC senior policy advisor Marc Levin.  “Gov. Bush’s endorsement of these principles increases the credibility of the conservative criminal justice reform movement on a national level.  Gov. Bush’s support will also provide valuable momentum in Florida, which presents one of the best opportunities for implementing these reforms that better protect the public and reduce the costs of crime.”

The conservative statement of principles was unveiled last December by Right on Crime, an initiative spearheaded by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and based on measures implemented in Texas that have reduced crime by more than 9 percent while saving taxpayers more than $2 billion.

The campaign grounds itself in the basics of conservatism: personal responsibility, free enterprise, limited government, and family. Using a model that has been successful in Texas since 2005, Right on Crime promotes data-driven solutions that are proven to restore victims, decrease the number of repeat offenders, and save taxpayer dollars.

Ten states across the country have enacted reforms this year that are aligned with the Right On Crime statement of principles.  These reforms include:

  • Juvenile justice overhauls in Florida and Texas;
  • Closure of no-longer-needed prisons in Colorado and Texas;
  • Evidence-based diversion programs that will offset the need for new prisons in Arkansas and Ohio; and
  • Parole reforms in AlabamaArkansasLouisiana, and North Carolina.

The conservative statement of principles and a current list of signatories are available online atwww.rightoncrime.com/statement-of-principles.

IOWA AND OHIO ARE NEXT. WILL YOU HELP?

From Bob Russell on the Patriot Action Network:

Please contact the governors of Ohio and Iowa. They are the next on the list in this fight against union thuggery.  I have listed contact information below and have posted the letters I sent to them last week. You are welcome to send my letters out as they are written, edit them to suit yourself. or use them as a guide to write your own letter or e-mail.  I urge all of you to contact these brave men and let them know We the People are with them in the fight for OUR FREEDOM.

GOD BLESS AMERICA

 

Gov. Terry Branstad                                                  Gov. John Kasich

1007 East Grand Ave                                                 Riffe Center, 30th Floor

Des Moines, Ia  50319                                               77 South High Street

Columbus, Oh  43215-6117

(515) 281-5211                                                          (614) 466-3555

https://governor.iowa.gov/contact/ https://governor.ohio.gov/ShareYourIdeas.aspx

 

Governor Terry Branstad

1007 East Grand Ave

Des Moines, Ia.   50319

 

Governor Branstad,                                                                                                                        March 4, 2011

I am writing about the situation with the public employee unions in your state.  I have written a letter of support of Governor Walker in Wisconsin and want to add you to my list of elected officials who I admire and support.  I urge you to continue to look to the future of your state and our nation in fighting this intrusion into the pockets of American citizens.

I have a great deal of respect for those who teach our children and keep us safe from criminals and fire dangers but there comes a time when they must see the evils perpetrated on all of us by union leadership.  The great majority of American citizens realize the fiscal situation we are in and will support you and others in the battle for fiscal responsibility.  Too many of these public employee union people either don’t see the problems here or refuse to acknowledge the issues facing the entire nation.  I can’t for the life of me understand how they think it will end when the entire country is broke.   Apparently those teaching our children don’t know enough about economics to understand.  It is a sad thing when someone, like me with only a high school diploma as my educational high point, knows more about how our economy works than people who have college degrees.

I know you are now and will continue to be under a great deal of pressure from those who are so selfish and arrogant that they cannot see the forest for the trees.  I urge you and you fellow conservatives in the Iowa state government to stand strong in the face of this onslaught and stick to your position of fiscal responsibility.  I know what the unions are saying, I know what the media is saying, and I know the truth.  Oklahoma is working on the same type of legislation and this fight will soon come to every state where intelligent economic steps are taken to rein in spending and begin to make decisions that are realistic financially.

You have my respect and my undying support for your stand, not only for Iowa, but for the entire nation.  My prayers and thoughts are with you and those who stand with you.  What you do in the next few weeks or months will have an incredible impact on the future of our nation. You, Governor Walker, and the others in the middle of this fight hold our future in your hands.  If you cave and give in to the radicals opposing you we will all lose, including those you are fighting against.  I wish they could understand what they are saying, but it is very apparent they are educated beyond their intelligence.

God Bless You and God Bless America

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Sincerely,

 

Bob Russell

423 N. Choctaw

Claremore, Ok.

74017-7246

 

 

 

Governor John Kasich

Riffe Center, 30th Floor

77 South High Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215-6117

 

Governor Kasich,                                                                                                                             March 4, 2011

I am writing about the situation with the public employee unions in your state.  I have written a letter of support of Governor Walker in Wisconsin and Governor Branstad in Iowa and want to add you to my list of elected officials who I admire and support.  I urge you to continue to look to the future of your state and our nation in fighting this intrusion into the pockets of American citizens.

I have a great deal of respect for those who teach our children and keep us safe from criminals and fire dangers but there comes a time when they must see the evils perpetrated on all of us by union leadership.  The great majority of American citizens realize the fiscal situation we are in and will support you and others in the battle for fiscal responsibility.  Too many of these public employee union people either don’t see the problems here or refuse to acknowledge the issues facing the entire nation.  I can’t for the life of me understand how they think it will end when the entire country is broke.   Apparently those teaching our children don’t know enough about economics to understand.  It is a sad thing when someone, like me with only a high school diploma as my educational high point, knows more about how our economy works than people who have college degrees.

I know you are now and will continue to be under a great deal of pressure from those who are so selfish and arrogant that they cannot see the forest for the trees.  I urge you and you fellow conservatives in the Ohio state government to stand strong in the face of this onslaught and stick to your position of fiscal responsibility.  I know what the unions are saying, I know what the media is saying, and I know the truth.  Oklahoma is working on the same type of legislation and this fight will soon come to every state where intelligent economic steps are taken to rein in spending and begin to make decisions that are realistic financially.

You have my respect and my undying support for your stand, not only for Ohio, but for the entire nation.  My prayers and thoughts are with you and those who stand with you.  What you do in the next few weeks or months will have an incredible impact on the future of our nation. You, Governor Walker, Governor Branstad, and the others in the middle of this fight hold our future in your hands.  If you cave and give in to the radicals opposing you we will all lose, including those you are fighting against.  I wish they could understand what they are saying, but it is very apparent they are educated beyond their intelligence.

God Bless You and God Bless America

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Sincerely,

 

Bob Russell

423 N. Choctaw

Claremore, Ok.

74017-7246

P.S. I wish you were the Speaker of the House of Representatives instead of the Governor of Ohio

 

Freedom Works Helps out in Ohio, Now They Need You

Ohio State Senate Passes SB5
Governor John Kasich, the latest recipient of the FreedomWorks “Legislative Entrepreneur Award”, has been a vocal advocate for taxpayers as he works to rein in runaway spending and a bloated state budget. Gov. Kasich views SB 5, which restricts collective bargaining for public employees, as a crucial bill: “We don’t have a choice but to lower our cost, become competitive, and be in a position where instead of people flying over Ohio, they stop and say, ‘I’d like to create a job there.'” Send Your Support>>For months, FreedomWorks has been engaged in a local grassroots campaign for SB 5, directing calls and sending letters to urge our target list of state Senators to support the measure. We are pleased to report that wh en the Ohio state Senate voted on March 1, one of our targets, Tim Schaffer, was the decided YES necessary to pass the legislation by a razor-thin 17-16 vote margin. Send Your Support>>

Now the bill moves to the state House of Representatives, where FreedomWorks and local groups will be actively soliciting support for SB 5 from state Representatives. Given how close the vote was in the state Senate, we MUST support Gov. Kasich to make sure this bill becomes law.
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