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Good Afternoon, Ladies men, fellow Candidates, and honored guests:

My name is Doctor Thomas Abshier; and I am a Republican candidate for the US Senate.

I thank you for giving me this opportunity to share my vision for our nation and the State of Oregon.

Why I am qualified to be your next Senator?
Life has given me an extremely broad education and prepared me well to serve: My first interest was in Electrical Power.
Later I earned a degree in medicine.
My life experience has taught me theology, counseling, law, and politics. I went to UCLA and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. I continued my training at the Naval Nuclear Power School as an officer in the US Navy. I then served on board a nuclear Submarine, the USS Sam Houston. I have worked for Mobil Oil and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. I have been exposed to many religions, jobs, cultures, and life experiences in my 52 years.

I attended the Naturopathic College here in Portland, and for the last 15 years I have engaged a dual practice as a Naturopathic Physician and as a Christian Counselor. As a counselor I have focused on restoring broken marriages.

Please visit my website: doctorsenator.com, for a more full elaboration of my vision for Oregon and the Nation.

The current situation of our country could be summarized as follows:

As a nation we have been trying to divide up the total productive output of goods and services produced by the American economy to meet the needs of: 1) the working class, 2) the government, 3) the military, and 4) the unfortunate and needy

The problem is that the current national economic production is too small a pie to fill the stomachs of all the needy and worthy recipients. We can’t solve this problem by legislating how big a slice each group gets. Someone will still feel hungry or cheated at the end of the meal. We can’t just change the size of the slices. We need a bigger pie.

In other words, we need to increase the output of America’s economic engine. We need to somehow be more productive. With the same number of people we need to produce more goods and services.

My solution can be summarized in the phrase, “A New ERA”. ERA is an acronym for "Energy, Righteousness, and Accountability".

We can solve our problems with enough ENERGY,
In a RIGHTEOUS Society,
Where everyone is ACCOUNTABLE to each other and God.

Energy is the key to production. With enough energy, human intelligence, and focused effort, we can produce enough machines, to make enough goods, to supply all of our basic needs. We now live in a world with the possibility of sufficient clean energy to power machines without number. There is no structural or technological reason for poverty and joblessness. We have not focused our efforts at truly solving the basic problems of economics.

The problem:

– The problem is that we are greedy and undirected.

The Solution:

To solve the problem, we must look outside of our country and see the pain and poverty. We must sacrifice our pleasure and comfort for a season. We must lead the way in producing the machines that supply the energy generating capacity for the world. We must be willing to let go of our own current security in oil, nuclear, coal and replace them with clean solar technologies such as photovoltaic cells, wind, biomass, and hydrogen.

By selling bonds to support the installation of our own Energy Solar/Wind Power & Hydrogen manufacturing base, we can begin to supply the world with energy. Our own investments will pay for the salaries of those who build the manufacturing base and the generators of Solar & Wind power and Hydrogen production. We will engage in a lend/lease program like the WW II Marshall plan that pulled Japan and Germany out of their state of devastation. This same strategy can be used to pull the poorest of nations out of their poverty and into the age of plenty.

But, to bring a nation from poverty to...
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