In America we enjoy our freedoms and our liberties, the 2nd amendment, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and many more but in our current political environment tyrants are attempting to trample these precious rights and destroy are local business and way of life don't let this happen vote for a candidate that will stand tall and defend you. Vote Timothy Shafer.
I am a family man that is just like you that has had to work for everything me and my family has with nothing handed to me. I am a proud family man with a wife, 6 kids ages 9 to 23, 1 grandchild so I know the normal life struggles that come with raising a big family. I am a man who has struggled with the same ups and downs of life that molds a person into knowing what policy's & laws are helpful and hurtful in living life day to day and what is needed from our government to allow a person prosper in life. I will be an advocate and voice for the average citizen and not the well-connected people and career politicians who have an agenda. I joined the Navy to defend the Constitution and our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness now let me fight for these rights and liberties as your next State Representative. Elect me Timothy Shafer as your next State Representative and I will protect Kentucky values with the commitment, leadership, and powerful voice you deserve.
Since January of 2020 our country has been going thru lockdown after lockdown. These lockdowns have destroyed our small businesses and shut down our local economies all while letting major corporations thrive and this was by design from the radical left and certain politicians on the right sat by watching, telling us they want something done to stop it while doing nothing at all. This all led to us loosing freedoms and getting our liberties taken with mandates. Here in Adair and Taylor counties so many of our locally owned and operated businesses shut their doors and families lost their livelihood due to these mandates while certain politicians screamed that something needs to be done so they sound good all while doing nothing meaningful to help. The government is trying to mandate us to wear masks again after we were told that if the vaccine was taken there would be no more masks, they want our children to wear masks in schools again and they didn’t open our schools when they were supposed to again this year all while preaching the vaccine would fix this. They are trying to mandate American citizens take the vaccine which is a violation of our constitutional rights and this needs to be stopped. I am not anti-vaccine or anti masks, but I do believe that this is your choice to get the vaccine or wear a mask and should not be forced upon us. If a business wants its patrons to wear a mask it's their choice as the owners but it is also your choice to not do business with them if masks are required. It is your choice to not take the vaccine what ever happened to my body my choice? Where did all them people go? This was preached for so long, but it seems it doesn’t apply anymore. MASKS AND VACCINES ARE YOUR CHOICE AND SHOULD NEVER BE MANDATED!!!!! ELECT OFFICIALS THAT WILL ACTUALLY STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS AND NOT JUST SAY THEY WILL. TO OFTEN POLITICIANS ARE MORE CONCERNED WITH CATERING TO OTHER POLITICIANS TO GET COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS RATHER THAN DOING WHAT THE CITIZENS THAT ELECTED THEM WANT THEM TO DO AND THIS IS NOT RIGHT. POLITICIANS TO OFTEN PUT THE AVERAGE WORKING CLASS CITIZEN ON THE BACK BURNER TO BIG CORPORATIONS AND LOBBYIST AND THIS NEEDS TO STOP.
CURRENT LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
MY BELIEFS AND OUR FREEDOMS
SEX CRIMES Our sex crime laws are to lenient and need to be fixed our women and children deserve to be protected so they can live without fear of being victimized and should feel safe to report crimes committed against them without fear of retaliation from the perpetrator this needs immediate attention. VIOLENT TEENAGE CRIMINALS To often do teenagers commit violent heinous crimes and don't even get arrested for them and their victims have no way of getting safety from further attacks. There needs to be rehabilitation programs for these children but it needs to be done in a way so the victims feel safe. LOCAL BUSINESS Locally owned businesses need to be protected from over taxation and being shut down by big corporations we need to focus more resources into helping them thrive while providing opportunity for new business to come to our community. I think we can do this with local tax incentives and job creation incentives for small businesses. Covid-19 has decimated our local family owned businesses all while the federal government helped big corporations thrive and used mandates to bankrupt the small business owner. I will do everything in my power to stop these mandates that are ruining our communities. EDUCATION District 51 Adair and Taylor counties have one of the best education systems in the country starting with the beginning years of our children's education and the care and concern the teachers give in making sure the students have a great educational foundation to build on all the way to high school with collage preparedness or the excellent vocational and trade programs that are offered so our children are prepared to enter the workforce district 51 has a high rate of success because our educators do an excellent job and show a level of care that is not seen in a lot of school districts anymore and I believe our teachers should be rewarded and praised for the excellent job they do. For the past 18 months covid-19 has had a dramatic effect on the teachers and our children's education we need to protect our children they need an education and the school closings and mandates need to stop it is also hurting not only our children emotionally but parents and teachers also the school closings are holding up the future for our children and virtual class just doesn't give our kids the same quality of education as in person learning so I will do everything in my power to protect children and their education I have 3 kids at home so I know personally what the effects are on people mothers especially and its not fair to the children, the teachers, and their mothers LAW ENFORCEMENT Currently in our rural communities we do not have enough law enforcement to respond to calls in a timely manner and sometimes law enforcement can't respond at all due to the size of the counties. This is of no fault of law enforcement they do their job as best they can with the tools that they are afforded but there is some solutions I think could address these issues. If we removed the restrictions on constable's they could assist the sheriff in responding to calls also if we created a fund for constable's to get law enforcement training they would be better equipped to do their job and be a better asset to the community and great support in helping the communities that elected them. I believe that all officers should have cameras in their cars and body cameras this is for not only protection of law enforcement but the community, as we all know that a picture is worth a 1000 words and a video is indispensable as evidence as it protects everyone involved and can resolve disputes without unnecessary court proceedings.
~VOTE SHAFER~ THE COMMITMENT, LEADERSHIP, AND POWERFULL VOICE YOU DESERVE. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS YOU. ~PROTECT KENTUCKY VALUES~
THE CONSTITUTION I believe The Constitution is designed to guarantee the free exercise of the rights of the individual through limiting the power of government. SECOND AMENDMENT I believe The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms. This shall not be infringed upon. Individuals have the right to defend themselves. There are too many gun control laws. Gun control laws do not prevent criminals from obtaining guns. FREEDOM OF SPEECH I believe Freedom of speech is one of the most precious and important human rights. Freedom of the press, of association, of assembly and petition. freedom is the matrix the indispensable condition of nearly every other form of freedom. FREEDOM OF RELIGION I believe The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion not freedom from religion.The Founding Fathers expected religion and religious groups to play an important role in the development of the nation. CAPITALISM Capitalism is the only economic system of our time that is compatible with liberty. It has not only brought a higher standard of living to a greater number of people but it has been a decisive instrument in preserving freedom through economic power and thus limiting the power of government. Collectivism and capitalism are incompatible when government competes with capitalism it jeopardizes economic growth of our society and the well-being and freedom of citizens. PERSONEL RESPONSIBILITY I believe it is the responsibility of the individual citizen. Whenever his rights are threatened from within or without to join together to protect these rights or when they have been temporarily lost to regain them. I believe Americans should be prepared to fight for the preservation of these principles through political action at the local, state, and national level. NATIONAL DEFENSE I believe that the key to National Defense is a strong military. I believe that the country should have a strong and comprehensive defense system. Strengthening the military will build a safer world and a stronger defense system for this country. FAMILY VALUES I believe in family and marriage and that family is the core institution whereby societies reproduce themselves and pass moral knowledge to the young. America was built on traditional small town values. I HAVE CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN VALUES Always remember that you are Americans, and it is your birth right to dream great dreams in this sweet and blessed land truly the greatest, freest, strongest nation on earth.
MY PROMISE TO YOU If I get elected I give you a solemn promise that I will protect you and your rights and freedoms. I will never turn my back on you and you will always be able to contact me to discuss your concerns and have them addressed in a manner that will satisfy you. I will defend you in OUR DISTRICT, Frankfort, and around Kentucky with all my heart and will be your most outspoken and powerful voice. PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME AND I WILL PROTECT KENTUCKY VALUES AND NEVER LET YOU DOWN.
We have a substantial amount of rural communities in district 51 and to many times these rural areas get put on the back burner to the cities of our district for big expensive projects that cost absorbent amounts of money because well connected people and officials want priority for these projects over rural projects that don’t benefit the residents of the cities. We need to focus equal attention to the projects in the rural country areas of district 51. A lot of our country roads need pot holes fixed and re- paving Trees need to be trimmed from overhanging on the roadways and falling causing traffic problems. The storm drainage on the sides of the roadways need attention so we don’t have as many flooding problems causing road closures. We need safety guardrail’s on some of are more dangerous country roadways along with reflective markers on some of are more curvy roads. We have some rural roadways that don’t have speed limits and this needs to be addressed since not everyone drives at a safe speed for the conditions or in areas with children. We have problems with meth in our communities and our law enforcement do the best they can but they do not have the resources to address this problem outside of the cities on a large enough scale to make a difference and the dealers and addicts no this so we need more funding from the state so we can get the resources to try and fix this problem.
We need to focus attention on local businesses that closed due to the pandemic s and helping them re open or stay open while attracting new business to our district. I think this could be done through tax incentives and small business programs so more people will reopen their businesses that shut down due to covid-19 closures in district 51. We have great natural resources to attract tourism business to our district and if we can offer better incentive programs I think a lot of companies would love to open here. This is something that is a benefit to not only the city residents but the rural residents also while creating jobs and revenue for our residents and cities. We have a beautiful lake in district 51. why can't we build a bigger beach with a boardwalk that has restaurants, shops, and entertainment this would draw tourists in from all over to our great district and bring massive revenue to the area. We could build a water park that would not only give the family's of district 51 entertainment for the children but would draw massive amounts of tourists in from all over and provide jobs but a lot of tax revenue for district 51.