ARNIE ENZ FOR GOVERNOR
We have a problem with our government and with our corrupt two party political system. Yet we don't do anything to fix it. We keep voting for the same politicians from the same two parties, the Republicans the Democrats. But they both are failing us. They both keep us stuck in this same corrupt system.
It isn't just me. We can all see it. And it's been this way for quite some time. Here is what George Carlin said almost 20 years ago (warning NSFW):
"The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests."
I want your help to fix this. Help to get me elected and help to elect other people to state legislative offices that are aligned around this simple, straightforward platform.
1.) Take back our government. Right now 75% of us believe that corruption is widespread in our government. They are correct. We'll start to fix this by enacting comprehensive campaign and election reform legislation. Legislation that takes the partisan politics and money out of process by which our common voice is heard and enacted into law.
In an effort to live by what I am proposing, I pledge to not take any money from anybody. My goal is to spend less than $1,000 of my own money to run for Governor.
2.) Leave it better than we found it. A majority of Americans say protection of the environment should be a priority. That isn't reflected in our government or in either party. They may say it, but they don't mean it. I do. We need to prioritize our environment over our economy. I am the only candidate who has called for limiting our economic growth.
3.) Be kind. Really. It isn't as hard as we make things out to be. Let's all agree not to fall for the distraction of hot button divisive issues that our current politicians and media feed to us. Instead treat each other with respect and let's get a fresh start from the common ground we all share.
WHY I'M RUNNING
I am not running for Governor because I think I have all the answers. I don't. But I feel that I have a duty to take action when I see something that is wrong and to try and fix it. It's how I've always been. It is how I was taught and how I grew up. And right now our society and how it is reflected in our government, in our social contract with each other, is corrupt. I can either sit on my ass and complain about it, or I can do something about it. I am choosing to do something about it, to leave things better than I found them. And I'd like your help. Not your money, not a check, not a donation, but your help.