Geoffrey

Burke

Virginia's 3rd Congressional District

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Geoffrey

Burke

Virginia's 3rd Congressional District

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About Candidate

Geoffrey
Burke

People have been asking me who I am, where I'm from, what qualifies me for their vote, and why would I do such a crazy thing to run for this particular Congressional seat.  I thought I would tell you in person!

The time is ripe for me to confront the long-term liberal Democrat incumbent.  President Trump's remarkable success in getting our economy on track is drawing everyone's attention to the common sense policies of conservatives and Republicans.  Our crazy governor's effort to promote the murder of babies and his attempt to take away our gun rights is forcing traditional Democrat voters all across the Commonwealth to re-assess their loyalty to Democrat politicians.  Now is the time!!!

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Vision

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...” -- T. Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence, 1776


Geoffrey’s vision for the United States is to see our national Government restored to its original foundation, that of “securing” the unalienable rights of the People, rather than slowly, steadily and stealthily infringing on them. His vision is to see biblical values restored to the deliberative process in our national legislature, and by that, see unjust laws repealed, individual liberties enhanced, personal responsibility encouraged and rewarded, and the scope of civil government in the lives of every American reduced or removed.

Life

Life begins at conception and continues through natural death. Each person is unique and precious.


Life, in our current context is not just about the condition of a pre-born child, which civil government at all levels MUST protect, but also through the entire span of each American’s life. The civil government must also ensure the means for each American to protect themselves and their families, and to be protected, are guaranteed. The Founders believed the quality of one’s life was the responsibility of each American; our civil governments were not established to guarantee an equal condition or standard of life, only that the opportunity for each American to have the life they wanted was not unduly restricted by civil government.

Liberty

Liberty is properly defined as “freedom from external restraint.” Understood in the deeply biblical moral context of our Founders it was understood that to live in a society with others it was essential that each member of that society self-govern themselves by adhering to a commonly held and appreciated moral code, the Ten Commandments, or, as Jesus Christ articulated the Commandments, “love God, and love your neighbor as yourself.”

When every person does that, there is little to no need for external, civil government. Therefore, as Americans are less and less willing to self-govern, there will be a need for more external government. The failure, in this instance, is not with civil government. Rather, the failure is with each American who chooses to do what is right in his own eyes without regard to the impact of his or her actions or words on others. The failure of the Church and of Education in general to train up children with a subordination to a common moral code is the principal cause of the failure of individual self-government.

Happiness

High taxes and restrictions on the economy by government prevent Americans from living the lives they desire to live.


In the original draft of the Declaration of Independence Jefferson used the term “Property” instead of “Happiness.” He agreed to the edit that was recommended by the committee because, to them, “happiness” and the freedom to exercise their property rights as each person saw fit, to include their intellectual property, their personal possessions, their real estate and capital, were equal; they were the same thing. Their intent was to ensure that civil government gave every American the opportunity to find their own happiness using their own talents, consciences and possessions.

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Issues

Can we agree the last six of the Ten Commandments are not simply “commandments,”  but that they also are exceptionally practical?  When it comes to human interaction, if we could all simply follow the guidelines given by God to His people, we would all benefit.  Summed up those six commandments are simply, “love your neighbor as yourself,”   or, in a different way,   “do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”     These simple guidelines regarding our personal behavior recognize the inherent worth of every person and suggest that every person is worthy of respect and honor, that we are all of equal value before the Creator and deserve the equal treatment of the law.

Campaign

Pro-Life

  • Newport News, VA
  • 23 February 2019
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Second Amendment

  • Hampton, VA
  • 15 March 2019
Education

Education

  • Chesapeake, VA
  • 30 January 2020
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Foreign Policy / Military

  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • 23 September 2019
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Fiscal Responsibility

  • Hampton, VA
  • 4 November 2019
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Right to Work

  • Newport News, VA
  • 30 November 2019

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MISSION

To see the fulfilment of our vision for the United States, it is the mission of this campaign to accomplish the following:

  1. Place the restoration of biblical values back into the marketplace of ideas and public policy;
  2. Draw attention to, and promote the economic agenda of the Trump Administration, such as
    1. Continuing regulatory reform,
    2. Reducing taxes across the board,
    3. Promoting American business and industry by negotiating and enforcing fair trade deals with our international trade partners;
    4. Securing our southern border;
    5. Providing for the military defense of the United States through actively promoting research and development, efficient military procurement, elimination or reduction of fraud, waste and abuse, regular audits of the Defense Department, support and encouragement of all uniformed personnel and their families, and sound, thoughtful, purposeful application of military assets when absolutely necessary with a clearly defined “end-game” for each occasion;
    6. Continued streamlining of the Executive Branch to eliminate redundancy and federal overreach, returning functions to the States in accordance with the 10th Amendment.
  3. Encourage potential candidates at all levels who are biblical thinkers to actively pursue election.
  4. Elect our candidate to office by defeating the long-term incumbent.

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Here's What's Going On. . .

Liberty-minded groups across the country are keeping a close eye on what the enemies of freedom are doing to erode and dismantle the Bill of Rights and to turn our Nation into a socialist trash heap.  Hear are three such groups.  I follow them closely and hope you will, too.

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