Gun Owners of America Endorses Joe Miller

Dear Friend of Liberty,

This week our campaign announced the endorsement of the Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund. GOA-PVF raises funds to support the election of pro-Second Amendment candidates at all levels of government. I am honored that the GOA recognizes that my “commitment to the right to keep and bear arms is unwavering.”

The Founders believed it so vital to the maintenance of ordered liberty, they wrote it into the Constitution, so that their generation and the millions of Americans to follow would experience this freedom.

Mark Begich claims to be a supporter of this cherished right, but as is often the case, his votes do not match his rhetoric. He received a “D” rating from the Gun Owners of America.

The junior senator’s votes against our Second Amendment rights are shocking. Begich — “as independent as Alaska” — voted to confirm Eric Holder, the most anti-gun Attorney General in the history of the United States. For that matter, he has been a rubber stamp for Barack Obama’s nominees, including the new ATF director, Todd Jones, who refused to discipline any of the agents who orchestrated the infamous “Operation Fast and Furious.”

Begich also opposed the Mike Lee constitutional amendment, which would require a two-third’s majority in Congress to pass gun control legislation.

The senator opened the door to more anti-gun judges on the bench by voting for the so-called “nuclear option.” One of the main objects of that rule change by the Democrats was to stack the DC Circuit Court, the second most powerful in the nation, with three liberal justices, all anti-gun, all supported by Begich, potentially putting the landmark Heller decision in jeopardy.

Senator Begich voted to confirm Caitlin Hallagan to the federal bench, who as New York’s Solicitor General was one of the main litigators responsible for seeking to bankrupt the state’s gun manufacturers through frivolous lawsuits. The list goes on. He voted for ObamaCare with its gun reporting requirements and that information will be used to deny Americans their right to keep and bear arms, as over 150,000 veterans already have been.

Mark Begich does not support the Second Amendment.

Let’s send a message to Washington that we, as Americans, will preserve and protect our constitutional rights against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

In the fight,

Joe Miller, candidate
United States Senate

Joe Miller: The President’s Divisive Remarks

Screen shot 2014-01-29 at 2.02.51 AMThe agenda outlined by President Obama last night can best be described as willfully divisive. Rather than look for common ground, he offered only more controversial proposals like amnesty, climate change, higher taxes, and back-door gun control. And to make matters worse, he again threatened to indulge his totalitarian instincts by circumventing Congress, should it fail to submit to his agenda.

It’s very unfortunate that this president is so resistant to the evidence of his failed economic policies that his only response after five years of stagnation is to double down on redistribution, crony capitalism, and more government intervention. Nothing was more telling than his glowing words for Obamacare, without so much as an acknowledgement of the hardships it has forced on millions of Americans.

And what should be particularly concerning to Alaskans, is the President’s threats to set more land aside as designated wilderness. It’s not hard to see where that is going: more federal control, less development, fewer jobs, and even less revenue for State priorities.

It’s time to return to fiscal sanity, get government out of the way, and offer Alaskans real opportunity by returning to the time-tested free-market principles that built the world’s largest economy over the last 230 years.

Listen to Joe Miller’s Recent Interview on Fox News Talk Radio – Tom Anderson Show

Screen shot 2014-01-26 at 12.28.30 AMJoe Miller was recently a guest on the Tom Anderson Show on the Fox News Radio, KVNT – Mat-Su Valley (92.5 FM, 1020 AM)

One of the topics covered was the United States fall from the top 10 nations for economic freedom. Having come of age politically in the Reagan era, Miller said it is disconcerting that the United States would be moved from the nations considered “free” economically to now “mostly free.” ObamaCare and the nation’s spending crisis were two important reasons for the downgrade on the Index of Economic Freedom.

Miller advocated repeal of ObamaCare and pointed out he is the only candidate to sign the Repeal Pledge. Regarding healthcare reform, he said the number one problem is the third party payer system. The consumer is out of the decision loop. ObamaCare exacerbates the problem by adding more government regulations and more government dollars. New policies to expand health savings accounts in conjunction with catastrophic healthcare coverage offer the best solution for true reform.

One caller asked Miller his views concerning labor unions. He fully supports the right of people to join a union, if they so choose, but no one should be forced into a union as a pre-requisite of employment. Nor should employees have their dues used for political purposes without their consent.

As Ronald Reagan noted in the 1970s, Miller said this is once again no time to fly a banner made of pale pastels, but one of bold colors. The go-along-to-get-along mentality is stealing our freedom and bankrupting America. He offered the recent example of the $1.1 trillion Omnibus spending bill implementing Murray-Ryan as a product of this mentality. The bill increased spending by tens of billions, while having the temerity to cut pay to our military retirees.

If elected, Joe Miller promises to work with true reformers like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul to restore our nation’s liberty and prosperity.

Listen to Joe Miller’s response to these and other issues here starting at minute 13

Without Protecting This Most Fundamental Right, None of the Others Matter

Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 3.51.46 AMDear Friend of Liberty,

The intolerance and bigotry of the hard political Left has raised its ugly head yet again.

Earlier this week, the Washington Examiner reported: “New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo believes that pro-life activists, along with anti-gay activists and supporters of the Second Amendment, are not welcome in his state.”

Could this happen in Alaska? If Mark Begich and Barack Obama get their way, this brand of left-wing zealotry is just around the corner.

After all, Mr. Begich was the 60th and deciding vote for an Obamacare law that imposes a kind of ideological hegemony that shows no respect for Alaskans whose religious convictions compel them to stand in opposition to abortion or contraception.

Mark Begich has been a rubber stamp for Obama’s radical anti-gun appointees.

And, you guessed it, he’s also been a strong backer of measures like Anchorage Prop. 5 and federal ENDA legislation that would force people of faith to either compromise their religious convictions, or abandon the public square.

It is noteworthy that Wednesday will mark the 41st Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s dreadful Roe v. Wade. In four short decades more than 56 million American lives have been snuffed out by abortion.

Make no mistake about it, Mark Begich strongly supports legal protection for the taking of innocent human life. It’s time for a senator who respects our First Liberty, the Constitutional Right to life!

When I am elected to the United States Senate, I will co-Sponsor Senator Rand Paul’s “Life at Conception Act” to ensure that every Alaskan’s First Liberty is protected, even those too young to speak for themselves.

If you agree that it’s time to stand up for Constitutional liberty, I need your help today.

Thanks for standing with me in the battle for life and liberty!

In the Fight,

Joe Miller, Candidate
United States Senate

Miller Questions Opponents’ Willingness to Take on Federal Spending Crisis

Joe Miller speakingJoe Miller questioned the willingness of his opponents to truly take on the budget crisis facing this nation when their actions are considered in light of the passage of the $1.1 trillion Omnibus bill. President Obama signed the bill into law over the weekend, which implements, in part, the agreement laid out in the Murray-Ryan budget last month. 

The Murray-Ryan budget plan rolled back the budget cuts made under sequestration and increased spending by $63 billion. Unbelievably, while the agreement called for increased spending throughout the federal government, it cut military veteran retirees’ pay by $6 billion. The $1.1 trillion measure, over 1500 pages long, began implementing this agreement, which included keeping the pay cut for the majority of retired military veterans. The Alaska delegation, Republican and Democrat, voted for the bill. Joe Miller was the only Republican candidate for U.S. Senate to come out against Murray-Ryan. 

“That a $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill, laden with pork and breaching our commitments to our military veterans, would sail through Congress with substantial Republican support is a source of amazement and disappointment to me,” said Miller. 

A review of the Omnibus spending bill reveals an astounding level of wasteful and even immoral use of American taxpayers’ money, including: taxpayer-funded abortion, billions in green energy projects, massive transportation boondoggles, unrestricted money to the Justice Department, and – unbelievably – funding for the continued administration of TARP.

Joe Miller stated, “The Omnibus spending bill highlights everything that is wrong with Washington right now. The ‘go-along to get-along’ mentality that allowed its passage is the same mentality that is bankrupting America.” He concluded, “At a time when big government is seen as the top danger to the future of the nation, this vote only validates the people’s worst fears. It is clear the only way this issue will be addressed is with bold, new leadership, unafraid to take on the political establishment.” 

Joe Miller is a husband, father, combat veteran, businessman, and advocate for constitutional liberty, who believes in limited government, the Right to life, individual rights, private property, and free markets.

Joe Miller: These Two New Facts Should Give Everyone Pause

Photo by Joshua Doubek

Photo by Joshua Doubek

This week we’ve already learned at least two facts that should give pause to anyone who cares about the liberty and prosperity of this country. First, an FBI investigation into the IRS scandal has so far determined there was no criminal wrongdoing and therefore no one should be held accountable. In other words, after investigating itself, the Obama Administration announced, “There is nothing to see here. Move along, Move along.”

This “investigation” was led by a political supporter of Barack Obama, who gave several thousand dollars to his campaign over both cycles. The probe, which reportedly did not even involve interviewing members from most of the targeted tea party and other conservative groups, found the IRS employees implicated were simply ignorant as to the rules. They did not have any particular political motive.

Really? I am not making any of this up.

The “investigation” cleared this atrocious abuse of government power by the IRS, which blatantly violated Americans constitutional rights to freedom of association and freedom of speech.

These are the kinds of unlawful or immoral actions we have come to expect from this Administration. Yet Senator Mark Begich has no intention of standing up for Alaskans’ constitutional rights or the cherished freedoms of all Americans. You only need look to the IRS scandal, the NSA surveillance scandal, the Associated Press wire-tapping scandal, or Benghazi.

Or how about the liberal Politifact’s number-one rated lie of 2013: “If you like your healthcare, you can keep your healthcare”? Senator Begich joined with President Obama in making that promise, yet thousands of Alaskans have seen their plans cancelled.

If you are tired of the lies, and the countless scandals with no one being held accountable, stand with me and help me remove Obama-enabler Senator Begich from office.

The second piece of news is that, for the first time in the history of Index of Economic Freedom published each year by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, the United States does not rank in the top ten nations. Denmark and Ireland moved ahead of the U.S., causing us to drop out of the top ten. We are now the only nation in the history of the index to fall for seven years in a row.

The United States has earned the dubious distinction of being only “mostly free” while other nations enjoy the ranking and benefits of being “free.” The main issues that caused America to lose its place include: new and onerous regulations, including ObamaCare; quantitative easing, where the fed prints money out of thin air; and out of control deficit spending.

If you agree it is time to begin restoring America to the “city on hill” she is meant to be, I need to hear from you today. We can’t win this effort without your help. One thing is for certain, Mark Begich and my Establishment primary opponents will not move America off the path that leads to continued decline.

Rest assured, I am committed to making the United States once again the beacon of freedom, both politically and economically, but I need your help today!

In Liberty,

Joe Miller, Candidate
United States Senate

Joe Miller: This is The Best Anti-Poverty Program

610px-Signing_of_the_EOAAs we mark the 50th Anniversary of the Great Society, the greatest lesson that we can draw from it is that the best anti-poverty program is a job. The question then becomes what is the best manner to create jobs and grow the economy. 

The lesson of the 1920s, the 1960s, the 1980s and the 1990s, is that if you create an atmosphere in which businesses can thrive and hire new workers, who turn around and buy goods and services, the rising tide of economic prosperity raises all boats. Both John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan knew this to be true and acted on it.

Unemployment during all four of those decades following pro-growth tax reform and reduction in regulations was 5 percent or less, which resulted in a significant decrease in the poverty rate. 

Using the government as the instrument to raise people out of poverty and put them back to work failed in the 1930s, the 1970s (as the full weight of the Great Society programs came into play), and the late 2000s/early 2010s. Under FDR, the federal government undertook all manner of programs and regulations in an attempt to control the economy and put Americans back to work, but it failed miserably. 

Roosevelt’s own Treasury Secretary testified before a Senate committee in 1939, in terms of creating jobs, that the New Deal had been a failure and doubled the National Debt. Does any of this sound familiar?

Today, true unemployment in the United States remains at over 13 percent, and we are on course to double the national debt within the decade. 

Big Government Begich holsters a rubber stamp with a big fat “YES” on it: ObamaCare, Yes; trillion dollar stimulus bill, Yes; for the nuclear option to end the filibuster and push radical nominees through the senate, Yes; for nearly $8 trillion in new debt since taking office a mere 5 years ago, Yes; Voting 91 percent of the time with Harry Reid and the Democrats, YES! So much for being an independent voice for Alaska in the Senate.

He and the Democrats must be stopped and replaced. As Alaska’s next senator, I will link arms with reformers like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul and work to restore economic prosperity and our constitutional freedoms.

Thank you for your support!

In the fight,

Joe Miller, Candidate
United States Senate

America Cannot Heed This Sirens’ Song And Hope to Remain Free

800px-Declaration_independenceIncome inequality is once again the rallying cry for Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Mark Begich and the Democrats for this election cycle.

None of us should be surprised. Candidate Barack Obama in 2008 revealed the central tenet of his governing philosophy to a famous plumber with a good first name, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
Though Barack Obama lied to the American people about keeping their healthcare and their doctors, in this instance he told truth. He and the Democrats have spread the wealth around and when there was not enough in the Treasury to meet our current obligations, they borrowed and printed trillions more and spread it too.
Here in Alaska Mark Begich runs ads about being “as independent as Alaska.” What he must mean is his actions in Washington are independent of his rhetoric at home.
Big Government Begich holsters a rubber stamp with a big fat “YES” on it: ObamaCare, Yes; trillion dollar stimulus bill, Yes; for the nuclear option to end the filibuster and push radical nominees through the senate, Yes; for nearly $8 trillion in new debt since taking office a mere 5 years ago, Yes; Voting 91 percent of the time with Harry Reid and the Democrats, YES! So much for being an independent voice for Alaska.
Margaret Thatcher wisely observed, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” And Ronald Reagan said that it always leads to “shared scarcity.”
You and I both know a diminishing future is not the calling or destiny of America. We didn’t declare our independence from Great Britain only to become dependent on the federal government to run our lives. We declared independence from Great Britain precisely because it was trying to undermine our economic and political freedom. We believed, and still must believe, that all are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” 
Any success or prosperity we are experiencing as a nation now is because of the foundation laid at the beginning. We are still riding on the momentum of what our Founding Fathers set in motion. The promise of America is equality of opportunity for the people to exercise their God-given talents, not equality of outcome.
We cannot allow our nation to be lured by the sirens’ song that you can have liberty and big government socialism too. The two are mutually exclusive. 
If you use the force of government to guarantee a certain outcome for everyone, you discourage the people from whom you take the money from working harder and taking risks and you encourage the people to whom you give the money to work less. The lesson of history is unmistakable. You end up with a far poorer society, and one in which power shifts primarily from the people to make choices to the government.
That is why I decided to run for the U.S. Senate. I cannot stand by and watch the American experiment in liberty die.

As Ronald Reagan once exhorted, it is time to begin the hard work of getting government back within its means and exercising less control over our daily lives. On these two principles, let there be no compromise.
Thank you for your friendship and support

Joe Miller, Candidate
United States Senate

Unconscionable: Billions Spent on Climate Change While Veterans’ Pay Gets Cut

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Photo by Gandydancer

As Congress prepares to open session this year, Washington is abuzz about the Obama Administration’s intentions to finally take action on global warming, a.k.a. “climate change.”

Ironically, record snowfall is slamming the northeast, while the Midwest has passed into the deep-freeze with unprecedented temperatures as low as -40 degrees, and windchills registering in at -70.

In the mean time, China and Russia are petitioning the United States Coast Guard to assist with the rescue of two stranded ships off Antarctica that were trapped in the summer sea ice while ostensibly studying the effects of “climate change.”

Nevertheless, it was reported this past weekend that, between 2010-2012, the federal government had dished out more than $7.4 billion in foreign aid to mitigate the effects of “climate change.”

Why do I bring this up? Because it is indicative of the kind of big government nonsense that has preoccupied Washington for the last twenty years. And it is “Exhibit A” for why we are $17.4 trillion in debt, and counting . . .

Yet Barack Obama’s favorite Alaskan lapdog, Senator Mark Begich, had no problem voting for a Ryan-Murray budget that slashed military retirement pay for our veterans, and all for the purpose of reportedly saving $6 billion over the course of the next several years.

It’s time to tell Congress to get real! When Washington can blow more money on foreign aid on fairy-tale solutions to a questionable phenomenon, than to keep their commitments to our nation’s veterans, there’s something desperately wrong.

When I’m elected to the United States Senate, you won’t have to wonder whether I’m going to scam your money to fund this internationalist racket. I won’t. But you can be assured that I will fight every day to make sure our military veterans are taken care of, and you can take that to the bank.

In fact, if Congress doesn’t address this outrageous betrayal of our military before I’m sworn in as your next United States Senator, I’ll personally introduce legislation to strip so-called “climate change” funding from the foreign aid budget, and fund our military veterans with the savings.

Mark Begich and both of my GOP primary opponents are all subscribers to the international climate change racket. If that’s your thing, you’ll have lots of options in 2014. But if you want someone who will stand up to this massive federal intrusion, I ask for your support.

Thank you for your faith and friendship!

In the Fight,

Joe Miller, Candidate
United States Senate

Joe Miller: We Must Send This Unmistakeable Message

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Photo by Zach Rudisin

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We are heading into a tough primary to determine who will represent the Republican ticket in November against one of Barack Obama and Harry Reid’s most dependable allies – Alaska junior senator Mark Begich. 

It is imperative that we send an unmistakable message to Washington that we will no longer tolerate big government’s intrusion into our private affairs, nor will we accept its crushing economic consequences for our children and grandchildren.

Obamacare must be repealed; the tax code must be overhauled; onerous federal regulations have to go; and the outrageous violation of our Constitutional liberties must be ended once and for all.

Don’t be deceived. It will take bold new leadership to make that happen. Simply replacing Mark Begich is not enough. We must replace him with a fighter, not someone who likes to play the Washington game. 

The status quo is unacceptable, even if it masquerades in a Republican costume! There must be a clear choice. Ronald Reagan was right, “Bold colors, not pale pastels.”

If you agree, I need your help today! With just two days left in this reporting period, I’m asking that you consider a generous donation to help us finish the quarter strong. It is imperative that we show increasing momentum as we move quarter-to-quarter towards election day.

My opponents can count on big outside interests to come to their aid; I’m depending on you to have my back. 

If you want to send a message to the big government politicians and their corporate cronies, now is a good time to show a reform candidate will have what it takes to go the distance against the establishment candidates and win the race!

I understand that many of you are experiencing difficult economic times, but some could afford to do more. I’m asking that those of you who can, please seriously consider it. A change in policy in Washington is the only hope to restore strong economic opportunity and liberty that should be the birthright of all Americans.

I must admit, I’m not excited about what it will cost to make this happen. And I’m not just talking dollars and cents. 

When I swore to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, I meant it. And I still do. America is worth fighting for!

Will you join me in ensuring that we replace Mark Begich with a real reformer?  

Please help us end the quarter on an upswing by clicking here today!

Many thanks . . . and may God bless you in the year to come.

In the Fight,

Joe Miller