I have been a small business owner in La Mesa since 1988. My wife Debbie and I have been married for twenty four years and have two teenage sons. We have homeschooled them since kindergarten (actually, I should tell you Debbie does 99% of it and deserves all the credit). I am very proud of what Debbie has accomplished with our sons. Our oldest will graduate from high school this year as a junior in college and both boys are nationally ranked debaters in STOA, a national homeschool speech and debate league. Both speak regularly before Conservative groups throughout the county. More on that in a moment.
My ministry experience includes being the Men's Ministry leader at two east county churches, one of which involved oversight of sixteen small group leaders and their coaches along with weekly teaching responsibilities. I have also been a short term missionary sharing the gospel door-to-door in India, Ethiopia and in the Andes of South America.
Five years ago, in the course of teaching our sons about government, I realized that most every problem facing our nation (occupy protests, national debt, high unemployment, mortgage default crisis) have their origin in a departure from our founding principles. Ideas have consequences. Its that simple.
The problem? We are electing "Conservatives" who don't understand the U.S. Constitution. They are conservative in name only. Their oath to "preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution is not being kept. If we wish to be prosperous and free we need only return to the ideas that made us the most prosperous and free nation in 5000 years of human history and we need leaders who are committed to that purpose.
I believe patriotism is loyalty and fidelity to the ideals upon which our nation was founded and not the latest policies coming out of Washington. I am a Christian 1st. An American 2nd and a Republican 3rd. I don't believe I should be referring to myself as a Conservative unless I am conserving the ideals set forth by our founders.
As your representative on the Central Committee I will be endorsing and recruiting candidates who understand and are committed to rule of law, sound money, free markets, constitutionally limited government, self-government and private property. It is these principles that Conservatives must conserve and unite around.
It is because I am passionate about these principles that I co-founded im2moro, a youth organization reaching Americans with real hope for our nation's future. Youth today are tired of divisive politics. They want principles not politics. We train and equip young Americans to unite around the 7 First Principles of Liberty. Through articulate and creative young voices im2moro plans to be at the forefront of a national youth movement bringing real change to America. im2moro students are frequent guest speakers at San Diego County tea parties, Federation of Republican Women and Women's VIP events. They are currently scheduled for appearances before 5000 people at the Oceanside Tax Day Tea Party, San Diego County Eagle Forum Convention and will be on the USS Midway for Flag Day.
It is because of my passion and committment to these principles that I became a founding member of the San Diego Republican Liberty Caucus.
I believe it takes more than sincerity and a successful business background to be part of the solution. One must have a deep appreciation for our founding ideals and original intent and be willing to stand alone for them. I am that man. Our elected officials cannot "preserve, protect and defend" ideals with which they are not fully committed.
"At a time when character is in serious deficit across the country, Eric Andersen shines as a man who understands the critical importance of living it and teaching it to the highest standards." - Lawrence W. Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education
If you wish to 'Restore the GOP' I would appreciate your vote on June 5th.
To learn more about my views on law, faith and economics see Faith & Principle.
American Patriot Coalition PAC
Joseph Andrews Professor, Founder and President of Teach the Constitution
Steve Baldwin State Assemblyman 77th Assembly District, Chairman of Education Committee 1994 - 2000; Former Executive Director Council for National Policy
Brian Brady Director, Stop Taxing Us; Leader Oceanside Tea Party
Dr. Gary Cass Pastor, Christ Church*; Chairman/CEO Defend Christians.com*
Brian R. Caster CEO/President, A-1 Self-Storage
Craig A. Candalore Educator, veteran Col.(R), business owner, attorney
Christian Coalition of California
Barbara Decker Legislative Chair, Women's VIP; Americans Protecting Property Rights.
Stephen Guffanti, M.D. Senior Advisor to the Tri-City Tea Party
Brian Hendry Pastor, former candidate for California Senate
Brian Jones Assemblyman, 77th District
Frank Kacer Executive Director for the Christian Citizenship Council of San Diego*
James Kelly Businessman, V.P of San Diego Republican Party, Trustee of Grossmont Union School District, Former President of San Diego County School Board,
Charles S. LiMandri Attorney
Gary London Economist, President of The London Group Realty Advisors
Bob McClellan El Cajon City Council, former owner McClellan Buick
Lynn Miller Leader, North County Conservatives
Mary Moran Businesswoman, San Diego County Federation of Republican Women, 1st V.P. (volunteer)
Darrin Mroz Chairman, El Cajon Planning Commission
Chelene Nightingale American Independent Candidate for Governor, 2010
San Diego Tea Party
Lynn Shephard Jr. Businessowner, Leadership San Diego Tea Party, Co-Founder Americans Protecting Property Rights
Don Smith Coordinator FamilyVoterInfo.org*, Christian Coalition of SD County*
Fred Schnaubelt Businessman, President Citizens for Private Property Rights, former San Diego City Councilman
Dran Reese Director of the Salt & Light Council*(Personal endorsement. Title/Organization
Mark Robak Board Member, Otay Water District
Raymond Usell Leader, Rancho Bernardo Tea Party
Lynette Williams President, Women's VIP
*Personal Endorsement. Title/Organization used for identification purposes only.