I was told that a campaign for United States Senate requires at least TEN MILLION DOLLARS to start and maybe ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS to finish.
That is the state of campaign finance reform since the deceitful ploy carefully hidden behind a sham title “Citizens United,” which, like so many ruses, took away citizen’s ability to financially influence elections.
In defiance of this, I began my campaign bank account with ONE OLD PAPER DOLLAR, worn from being passed from citizen to citizen in our nation.
It is common to call such a campaign GRASS ROOTS. As a biologist, raised on a small family farm, I know a lot about roots and grasses. Bunch grass species in the deserts of Utah are able to withstand very harsh climates, with cold dry winters and hot dry summers, blown by winds year round; WHICH SOUNDS A LOT LIKE POLITICS!
Desert bunch grasses have traits which allow them to utilize desert conditions to their advantage. Their seeds have long awns, which allow them to penetrate the cryptobiotic soil crust as the wind or occasional rain causes the awn to drill the seed through the surface into the nutrient rich soil beneath.
Awns also allow the seeds to be transported to a new location in the fur of a passing animal. Thus becoming established wherever there is nutritious soil, sufficient moisture and adequate sunlight for them to thrive.
The roots of these grasses hold fast in the available soil, establishing a sturdy plant which can thrive through extremely harsh conditions, with intermittent moisture and extreme temperature fluctuations and winds year round.
The analogy of grass roots is more likely applied to the horizontal stems of rhizomatous grasses, which send roots into the soil to nourish the plant and rhizomes though the soil, breaking through to the surface in a new location, where they establish a new plant with leaves and roots. These plants also send stolons across the surface to seek new sources of nutrients. These stolons send down roots in new locations and grow new leaves there to absorb sunlight. Rhizomatous grasses can eventually cover vast areas, obtaining nutrients and absorbing sunlight.
Whether considering the innovative seed effectiveness and durable roots of bunch grasses or the extensive interconnecting Rhizomatous and Stoloniferous stems of the mat forming grasses; Each are a great metaphor for a campaign OF, BY and FOR THE PEOPLE.
Please join with me with your time, resources, skills and wisdom in my campaign to represent YOU in the UNITED STATES SENATE!
THANKS FOR YOUR KINDNESS!
I HOPE AND PRAY HAPPINESS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TODAY AND EACH DAY!
YOUR NEIGHBOR – YOUR SENATOR
LAIRD FETZER HAMBLIN _ LAIRDSENATE.US
I would rather get $5 from 1000 people than $1000 from 5 people!
(If you have $1000 extra, though, I will happily accept and carefully invest it into Utah communities to accomplish this campaign to represent you and your neighbors in the United States Senate.)