Updated: Apr 9
Building on the leadership of our current Representative Lee Chatfield, John Damoose hopes to bring a message of hope and reconciliation to Lansing
April 7, 2020, Harbor Springs, Michigan
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt
A Campaign Based on Principles
As we launch this new campaign, with the prayers of friends and family, we hope to bring a sense of grace and civility, mixed with sound moral values and creative perspective to help solve our most pressing concerns. There are some things, of course, that never change - fundamental values based on unwavering universal truth. I believe that to my core. But, at the same time, that doesn't mean we need to be in constant battle with our political opponents.
My intent is to do all I can to advance some key principles, and to gain as broad a consensus as possible in doing those things. I firmly believe that when presented well, from the right perspective and through respect for those who disagree, there is something very appealing about conservative principles that many people will love.
Our campaign will be based on several Scriptures that I hope will form the basis of a literal revolution in public discourse:
1. The Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." (Matthew 7:12)
2. Look for the Good: "...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." (Philippians 4:8)
If we can do these things together, and if we can build a broad coalition of people throughout the Eastern UP and northern lower Michigan, I believe this mission will be unstoppable.