The First Congress has come to an end, we are packing up to go home, to face re-election. It is the first chance for many members to be re-elected, more importantly it is the first chance for many to run for Congress. I am honored to represent the 10th congressional District of Virginia as a Republican. You may or may not have heard of us. We are working to represent a United States that lasts for generations. It is my honor to promote our parties, nay our Nations vision and candidates here in Pennsylvania. As a party we stand by our commitment to states rights. States come before the federal government. A government that the Federalists seek to only make bigger.
The Republican party will present real united leadership in any challenge we may face. The candidates running for congress here are the type of people that can relate to you. They understand what you face in your day to day lives and will work to ease that burden. We as a party understand the importance of the frontier, but we also understand the dangers. We will work to protect our frontiers from the savages that raid our borders.
It is time for a united party to represent all that our new United States are. I promise you that we will be that party. Electing Republicans to Congress from Pennsylvania will protect the State that you hold dear from the overreaching of this Federalist inspired big government. We are the true American party and we will always be the party of you the people.
Republican Platform for Pennsylvania: Abandon the State, Follow Party Plan By Andrew Beaumont, Congressman from South Carolina
Pennsylvania is by far one of the most influential and important states in our young Republic. Led by men like Benjamin Franklin, a native son of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and meeting in Philadelphia proper, men from this state helped to pen the words that would begin our valiant War for Independence. And given the importance of the state, it's only fitting that Pennsylvania have the best representation that it can have in our nation's capital.
Unfortunately, in this election, it's clear that Pennsylvania may not be so lucky. Of the men who are running to represent this find Commonwealth, there are some, who take on the banner of Republicans, who claim to want to represent this state and ensure that it can remain stronger than the central government. They claim that they stand for the ideals that this Republic was founded on. But their behavior in New York, and the claims of new, radical leadership that has purged the Party of its independent, moderate, sensible members show that Pennsylvania has the most to lose.
The Republicans are in the middle of drafting a "national platform"; a declaration of principles that will guide all decisions made by members of the Party. In effect, the Party Chairman, from a southern state, will be dictating the Party's goals- and all the needs of Pennsylvania be damned. Pennsylvania needs a national road to ensure that the fruits of its agricultural industry and its manufacturing industry can reach the great Atlantic ports- if the Republican Chairman says no, then it is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that will lose. If this Chairman chooses to embrace the Republican ideal to force all legislation to a vote of all the people, then the state of Pennsylvania will soon find itself voted down. And the men who are proud Republicans- William Findley and Andrew Gregg- what will they do? Abandon Pennsylvania and join their great, unified, centralized Party.
This problem is not unique to Republicans- the National Democrats and Israel Jacob their sole candidate for Congress in this state have this same "national ideology" as well- but it is there that it is most perfidious. They have clearly stated that they wish the states to be left wallowing in debt from the War for Independence. They have clearly stated that they oppose the leadership of men like George Washington whose accomplishments and leadership are without question. And in Congress, they will clearly state that they don't serve Pennsylvania: they serve their partisan masters.
Pennsylvania should do the RIGHT thing. Abandon the Republicans, and vote for a stronger union by voting for Federalists and for the Independents that have made this state strong.