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"I believe in individual liberty, free markets, and human dignity." ~ Thomas Anderson

Meet the Candidate

Thomas is a resident of Mount Pleasant Township in Columbia County, where he has owned his property since 2003. He designed and built his off-grid home on his 32-acre hilltop amongst Amish farms, dairies, and game lands. His house runs entirely on solar and wind power and is heated by passive solar and wood. Thomas maintains about an acre of gardens and orchards. He enjoys making wine from his fruits and also taps his maple trees for syrup.

Thomas is a strong believer in personal responsibility in all aspects of life, including health, finances, and general preparedness. He observes a ketogenic, intermittent-fasting diet, works out at the gym regularly, and swims about a mile per day all summer. He follows the economy and markets religiously and publishes his findings and advice to an economic group he founded. And he runs a prepper group with members across Northeast Pennsylvania to share tips and tactics for self-sufficiency and emergency response. He is also a Pennsylvania certified emergency medical technician (EMT) and maintains his certification through regular training.

Education

Thomas attended Stevens Institute of Technology from 1996-2000 where he double-majored in Physics and Computer Science. After 3 years, he dropped the Physics degree to concentrate on extracurricular activities including the swim team, yacht club, sailing team, and starting his own web development company. He graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a minor in Philosophy.

In 2019, Thomas returned to school to pursue his Master's degree at Penn State University. He was awarded his Master's degree in Cybersecurity in 2021.

Career

Thomas began his career as a software engineer and web developer when he started working for his university library in 1996. He founded his consulting company in 1998 while still in college and built web storefronts for retailers as well as a massively-multiplayer online game. He started working full-time while still consulting part-time when he was offered the Senior Web Administrator role at WWOR/UPN-9, a television station in Secaucus serving the New York metro area. There he maintained the websites for UPN-9, Fox-5 New York, and UPN-24 Baltimore as well as streaming newscasts from the websites using a custom video interface in an era before YouTube. This included streaming coverage of the 9/11 Terrorist attacks when the UPN-9 and Fox-5 signals were knocked off the air because they were broadcast from the World Trade Center antenna.

In 2005, Thomas accepted a new position at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport as a Web Programmer/Analyst to support a college-administered state grant program distributed by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). This grant funded a network of universities and community colleges around Pennsylvania called the Workforce & Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDNetPA).

Initially supporting an aging IT infrastructure, Thomas proposed a radical new completely paperless system to drastically improve efficiency while eliminating mailing, faxing, and physical file storage. He was promoted to Coordinator of Information Technology and built the new infrastructure which became known as the Information Sharing, Administration & Analysis Center (ISAAC), which enables the online collaboration of dozens Pennsylvania colleges and universities, the state office in Harrisburg, DCED, Workforce Investment Boards, and thousands of companies receiving millions of dollars of state workforce development training grants annually. In 2019, Thomas was promoted to Manager of Enterprise Architecture and DevOps for WEDNetPA, which is now the most distinguised program in DCED's portfolio, receiving accolades from the governor as well as governments in other states, and is the preeminent example of a government program working as efficiently as is possible to distribute grant funds to the intended recipients (Pennsylvania's workers) with minimal overhead.

Law Enforcement

In 2015, Thomas ran a write-in campaign for the position of Pennsylvania State Constable in his district of Mount Pleasant Township and won the office. He attended his Act 49 basic training and firearms training as well as annual re-certification and additional training regularly. He primarily does peacekeeping, civil standby, and service of notices on a part-time basis as well as polling place security twice a year during the primary and general elections. Students of Bloomsburg University know him well for his peacekeeping work for off-campus student housing.

He founded the Columbia-Montour Constables Association as a non-profit, non-partisan association representing the Constables and Deputy Constables of Columbia and Montour Counties of Pennsylvania. The Association serves to strengthen Constables' ability to govern their own affairs and best serve their constituents.

He was re-elected to the position of Constable by a landslide in 2021.

Politics

Thomas became interested in politics as a junior in highschool when he joined a club called Political Spectrum. In 1996, he cast his first vote for Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne. Ever since, he has been an ardent Libertarian except for in 2008 and 2012 when he switched parties to Republican in order to vote for Ron Paul in the primary. The Ron Paul campaigns were the first time Thomas actively campaigned for a candidate. Ron Paul had previously run for president as a Libertarian in 1988, switched to Republican to run for Congress (a position he held from 1997-2013) and President, then returned to the Libertarian Party after retiring from Congress. So it is fair to say Thomas has maintained a consistent Libertarian bias throughout his adult life, only following Ron Paul briefly to the Republican Party due to his trying to leverage the major party duopoly. But ultimately, the blatant election fraud perpetrated by the Republicans against Paul's presidential run illustrated why trying to work within the two major parties is a losing proposition. As such, Thomas founded the Columbia County Committee of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania and became it's first chairman. He previously ran for State Representative against David Millard in 2010.

What's a Libertarian?

Ronald Reagan said, "I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism... The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is." Reagan of course won his presidential seat as a Republican, but his entire two terms were hamstrung by Neocons -- Vice President George H. W. Bush, U.N. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle, Assistant Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz, Assistant Secretary of State Elliot Abrams, et al. Neoconservatives were liberal intellectuals, originally Marxists, who became disenchanted with the direction of the American Left during the 1960s and 1970s. When they failed to reform the Democratic Party, they jumped ship to the Republican Party and displaced the conservative values that were the hallmark of Barry Goldwater, Robert A. Taft, and Ronald Reagan. Neocons believe that the federal government is a force for good and thus promote big-government solutions including the welfare state and foreign interventionism. Neocons -- that is, globalist liberals -- have controlled the Republican Party for the past 40 years. The Tea Party elected some libertarian conservatives such as Rand Paul and Justin Amash, but they have largely been marginalized by the Neocon majority.

Meanwhile, the Democratic party has been a never-ending cycle of more extreme political factions since Bill Clinton's "Third Way" (which tried to include Blue Dogs and Reagan Democrats) gave way democratic-socialism, globalist progressivism,

Donald Trump

It is fair to say that Donald Trump is not a Neocon, but he also isn't particularly conservative either. He's more of a nationalist progressive, like a blend of Theodore Roosevelt (R) and Franklin Roosevelt (D), which was evident when Trump addressed the COVID crisis with big government mandates and bailouts. The Neocons fought tooth and nail to prevent Trump's election and even favored globalist Hillary Clinton over Trump. It's very likely that Trump was denied his rightful election in 2020 through a corrupt bargain between Democrats and Neocon Republicans in the party leadership.

Reagan OMB Director David Stockman on Trump bailouts: "If you look at what Trump stands for... He out-Democrated any Democrat, including Obama... the spending record of Trump is the worst of any president by far in the last 50 or 60 years."

And now with the Republican Party being a battleground between Neocons and Trump Nationalists, at least at the national level, the only true traditional conservative or constitutional conservative (aka Paleocon) outlet at this point is the Libertarian Party. And although Libertarians are unlikely to win the presidency in a national election due to the "lesser evil syndrome" enabled by our voting system, we will continue to run candidates to oppose the mainstream views and hopefully maybe even get in the debates. Meanwhile, you can still support Libertarian candidates for lower offices like State Rep, which are winnable, even if you feel compelled to vote for a major party on the national stage.

Anti-progressivism

Libertarians believe in individual rights above all else. We eschew collectivism in every form. The Libertarian Party platform says, "We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose." In other words, we promote the Golden Rule, which is the same philosophy as Jesus, Plato, Confucius, and Buddha. Libertarians believe in the free market, which means consensual, voluntary interactions between willing participants without any force or coercion. This lack of force or coercion means that the government should be very small and have a very limited role in your life -- basically just enforcing the criminal justice system and protecting us from foreign invasion and little else.

The government should not be used as a tool to compel people to adopt cultural or economic revision or transformation against their will. Libertarianism is the opposite of progressivism. Rather than social advancement being a centrally-planned imposition, Libertarians insist that it must be a natural evolution of voluntary individual choices. E.g. if society is going to adopt electric cars, it should be because electric cars offer advantages evident to individuals without any special subsidies or regulations to push them in that direction.

Libertarian Party

The Libertarian Party -- which was founded in 1971, prompted in part to deal with inflation, price controls, and the end of the gold standard -- is America's third largest political party. The LP has had a presidential nominee on the ballot in all 50 states for over 20 years.

Prominent individuals who defected from the major parties to the Libertarian Party include Representative Mike Gravel (D), Representative Bob Barr (R), Representative Justin Amash (R), Governor Gary Johnson (R), Governor Bill Weld (R), Judge Andrew Napolitano (R), Judge Jim Gray (R), Representative and OMB Director David Stockman (R), conservative radio host Neal Boortz, and conservative radio host and author Wayne Allyn Root. Other prominent Libertarians include actor Clint Eastwood, actor Gary Oldman, actor Kurt Russell, comedian Drew Carey, comedian Doug Stanhope, film producer Aaron Russo, wrestler Glenn Jacobs (aka Kane), actor Vince Vaughn, economist Walter Block, magician Penn Jillette, veteran/activist Adam Kokesh, financial analyst Peter Schiff, Skeptics Society founder Michael Shermer, media personality Kurt Loder, radio host Howard Stern, radio host Gary Nolan, Cato Institute founder Ed Crane, hedge fund manager Dan Loeb, billionaires Charles and David Koch, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, computer magnate John McAfee, economist Murray Rothbard, economist Milton Friedman, economist Henry Hazlitt, actor and Sioux rights activist Russell Means, media mogul Rupert Murdoch, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Blues Traveler singer John Popper, Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) founder Leonard Reed, economist Thomas Sowell, investigative journalist John Stossel, PayPal founder Peter Thiel, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, economist Walter Williams, author and radio host Tom Woods, and journalist Matt Welch.

The LP has been growing steadily through the years and has the eminent possibility of displacing one of the current major parties, which are splitting an ever-shrinking authoritarian vote. All we really need is for the 50% of frustrated and disillusioned non-voting electorate to come out and support us in order to overthrow the status quo. Thomas founded the Columbia County Committee of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania and became it's first chairman to help further this goal locally. He also became one of the few elected Libertarian officials in Pennsylvania when he was elected to the position of Pennsylvania State Constable in his township. He will make major strides in advancing the Libertarian agenda if elected to the General Assembly this year and put the two major parties on notice.

Activism

In 2009, following the announcement of the Obama bailouts and Rick Santelli's "rant heard round the world", Thomas co-founded the Williamsport Tea Party along with local businessmen Keith Eck and Lee Fessler. Together, they quickly built an organization of thousands of disgruntled conservatives and held an epic rally in Brandon Park in Williamsport which culminated in thousands of people marching down to the Market Street bridge and tossing crates of tea into the river to protest the unhinged profligate policies of the federal government in response to the financial crisis.

They then leveraged the organization to push political candidates for office and a legislative agenda. Thomas wrote the group's list of grievances and demands, which was in part an homage to the Declaration of Independence. U.S. Representatives Glenn Thompson and Tom Marino took this document to the floor of Congress and read it aloud for permanent preservation in the Congressional Record. Representative Marino also introduced Thomas' legislation that he hashed out with DownsizeDC's Jim Babka called the One Subject at a Time Act, which if passed, would have required bills to be limited to only one subject and that the subject be clearly and descriptively expressed in the title of the law. He also pressed Rep. Marino to co-sponsor Ron Paul's Federal Reserve Transparency Act.

The Williamsport Tea Party held several more large rallies, but the group largely disbanded after Republican Tea Party candidates were elected to office and eventually Donald Trump won in 2016, giving most members a feeling of success in pushing the country in the right direction.

Issues

Body Autonomy

Every adult has complete and total ownership of their person and everything that entails. This is a basic human right. We are not children, slaves, nor indentured servants. The government does not know better than an individual what is good for them nor has the authority to dictate or interfere with the medical, nutritional, or recreational decisions that each individual makes regarding their own body. Individuals must be free to make choices about their own bodies without fear, violence, or coercion.

The limits of body autonomy include only when any action an individual takes has a direct effect on another individual or their property, or when an individual is subject to warranted and constitutional judicial action.

Abortion

Human life begins at conception when a cell acquires 46 unique chromosomes – a genome different from either parent or any other human aside from an identical twin. Pregnancy is a condition in which both the mother and child – who are both human and alive – have a life & death stake and therefore the body autonomy of both must be equally weighed.

Rights and responsibilities are two sides of the same coin. People have a right to life proportional to their responsibility to provide their own life functions and not threaten the life of another. For example, if someone points a gun at your face, then they've forfeit their right to life by threatening to take yours. And as another example, if someone is alive only because of life support machinery, they cannot rightly impose the burden of perpetual survival on others, and may be ethically disconnected from such machinery if nobody else steps forward to continue such support.

Likewise, mother and child may be in similar conditions in which their equal rights are at odds during some periods of pregnancy, and this may give the mother the ethical rationale to abort the pregnancy. It is my view that in any such case in which the child can be saved while also preserving the life and body autonomy of the mother, it would be wrong to end the child's life versus seeking adoption. The practical outcome of this logic is that abortions should be typically legal until such time as the child can be viably delivered and survive, or when the mother's life hangs in the balance. Intentionally ending the child's life after the time that it can be viably delivered and when the mother's life is not directly threatened should be classified as premeditated murder. The only exceptions might be if the child’s development is severely impaired in some way such that a reasonably normal life would be impossible and no adoptive guardian steps forward.

Roe v. Wade

Although the Roe v. Wade decision limited government power – which appeals to libertarians – it did so in an unconstitutional manner which deprived states of their rightful jurisdiction to define crimes between individuals, such as murder. Therefore the overturning of Roe v. Wade was appropriate and it limited federal power while returning power to the states which they rightfully had under the 10th Amendment.

Adoption

Whenever any individual – whether fetus, child, or adult – who depends on a competent adult for care is in danger of losing their parent, custodian, or guardian for whatever reason, they have a right to find alternate support, and their current parent, custodian, or guardian has a duty to facilitate that through an adoption process. Abandonment of a dependent without trying to find an adoptive guardian should be a crime, the severity of which is relative to the harm to the dependent.

Children

As rights and responsibilities are two sides of the same coin, the rights of children proportionally increase as they mature and gain new responsibilities. Early in life, children have very few rights – they are restricted in movement by a basinet, crib, play pen, etc., possibly kept on a leash while walking in public, and other means of control that adults would only have to suffer if they were convicted criminals. There are no universal, centrally-planned rules or guidelines to dictate when any particular child is capable of new responsibilities and rights. It is solely the domain of a child’s natural or legal parents to determine how that child’s body autonomy evolves throughout childhood until they are emancipated and gain the full rights of adulthood.

Disability

Individuals who have unfortunately suffered a disability of some kind do not have the right to impose obligations on others who are not their voluntary legal guardian. While disability is difficult and most ethical people will express empathy and therefore accommodate the disabled to the best of their ability, it cannot reasonably be the legal duty of every individual or business to oblige the demands of every kind of disability. Utilizing the justice system to harrass and extort businesses for frivolous reasons should be criminal.

Drugs

Adults should be free to try any medicinal or recreational drugs in their own bodies, on whatever advice they want, professional or not, without interference from the government. This includes the “right to try” drugs that have not been FDA approved. The FDA -- if it should exist at all -- should be an advisory body only, not having the force of law, since the Constitution grants no such power to the Federal government. The limit to an individual’s right to ingest, smoke, inject, or otherwise use substances which cause some physiological effect is when they directly affect someone else (e.g. second-hand smoke).

Alcohol

Adults are entitled to all rights of body autonomy. As such, the “drinking age” must be lowered to the age of emancipation, which is 18 years old in Pennsylvania. If 18-year-olds are mature enough to go to war and vote, they’re mature enough to have a beer and understand the implications.

Marijuana & Hemp

The Federal government has no authority to outlaw or regulate any drugs except insofar as it relates to interstate commerce. Pennsylvania should fully legalize and encourage farmers to grow hemp for its copious uses, including rope, textiles, clothing, food, paper, canvas, bioplastics, detergent, construction materials, insulation, medicine, animal feed, and biofuel. This would be a huge boon to the state economy. The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, ending the nationwide Prohibition of alcohol in 1933, at which time, the Federal government lost all power to constitutionally regulate substances. There was never any Amendment to prohibit the use of marijuana or any other drug on a Federal level. It is therefore entirely the power of the state to regulate or not regulate such substances without Federal interference. The DEA, FDA, and ATF shouldn't even exist at all

Masking

There is no reliable science which indicates that wearing a face mask impairs the spread of viruses. Masks in a medical setting are designed to prevent the sputum of surgeons from falling into the surgical openings of patients, not to prevent the spread of airborn respiratory diseases. In the general public, typical face mask usage may actually enhance the spread of disease rather than slowing it. Moreover, it has never been the responsibility of any individual to ensure that they are not a vector for endemic diseases such as influenza, rhinoviruses, and coronaviruses which are virtually ubiquitous. Whether an individual gets sick is more a function of their own immunity than the presence of germs in their environment. Therefore, it is illogical, impractical, and most importantly unconstitutional to impose such a restriction on the body autonomy of individuals as mandating the usage of face masks.

Searches & Seizures

Individuals should not be forced or coerced to endure groping and scans of their intimate parts in order to enter airports, courthouses, schools, and other public places. There’s no evidence that such mandates have ever stopped any actual threat since it has been repeatedly shown that criminals can still sneak contraband past such searches and scans a majority of the time. Moreover, “gun free zones” are the most likely targets of violence. Removing self-defense weapons from law-abiding citizens only serves to enhance the threat which the search or scan purported to try to prevent. Finally, any search executed without a warrant or probable cause is a violation of the 4th Amendment.

Sexuality & Gender

There are only two sexes: male and female. Disorders of sex development (DSDs) are simply that: disorders. Each person is still either male (has a Y chromosome and testes) or female (no Y chromosome and ovaries), whether or not they have a disorder (which is rare) which may result in abnormal genital or hormonal development.

The term "transsexual" is a psychiatric term meaning an episodic or unremitting fixation on living the societal role of the opposite sex. This fixation may be associated with brain development abnormalities. Feelings of being the opposite gender to one's biological sex have more to do with social conditioning of gender roles than anything else. Being a male who enjoys typically feminine things doesn't make you really a female. Being a female who enjoys typically masculine things doesn't make you really a male. Cross-dressing or having surgery or hormone replacement to alter one's outward appearance does not change one's sex either. But even if it did, there's still only two sexes. No special pronouns necessary. Stating these facts does not make one "transphobic", but simply realistic. The reality is that there exist two sexes, by definition.

Individuals may feel, express, or associate with whichever gender they like, dress how they like, and engage in whatever sexual proclivities they like so long as interactions with others are purely voluntary and consensual. Provided that you’re not hurting anyone, you may sexually identify as an attack helicopter. But nobody may force or coerce others into any particular speech or acts due to their feelings about their own gender or sexuality, including demanding that others address them with particular pronouns. Free speech – including offensive speech – is a basic protected right.

Vaccination

It is incontrovertably unethical and unconstitutional to impose by force or coercion any medical, surgical, or prophylactic procedure on anyone. Full stop.

Opting Out

Refusing to be vaccinated does not have any direct effect on the body autonomy of anyone else. Arguments about a critical mass of people being vaccinated to end a pandemic are purely theoretical and abstract and cannot overrule inidividual body autonomy. Only the individual – including whatever professional medical advice they voluntarily seek out – can rightly ascertain whether vaccination is right for them.

Economy

Section coming soon.

Free Market

Section coming soon.

Great Reset

Section coming soon.

Inflation

Section coming soon.

Localism

Section coming soon.

Money

Section coming soon.

Recession

Section coming soon.

Taxation

Section coming soon.

Election Integrity

The U.S. Constitution defines our country as a federal republic and guarantees a republican form of government to every state of the union. In a republic, laws are not decided or enforced by the people directly, but by popularly elected representatives and executives. In order for the laws of the state and the federal union to reflect the will of the people, it is of utmost importance that the elections for all political offices are fair and honest.

Parties

Section coming soon.

Voting

Section coming soon.

Gun Control

Section coming soon.

Law Enforcement

Section coming soon.

Religious Freedom

Section coming soon.

School Choice

Section coming soon.

Volunteer

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