Letter: ‘Heidi is the voice we need in Washington, D.C.’

Vancouver resident Julia Dawn Seaver offers her support for Heidi St. John in Third Congressional District race 

Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com 

Julia Dawn Seaver
Julia Dawn Seaver

Get off the bench and onto the battlefield — that’s what author and speaker Heidi St. John has been telling audiences for years as she’s traveled the United States urging them to get involved in the culture war that threatens to overtake us.  The long-time Clark County resident and owner of three businesses, including the Firmly Planted Homeschool Resource Center, is following her own advice and running for Congress to unseat Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler.

Heidi is uniquely qualified and the best candidate to fight the most pressing war before us — the fight for the soul of our nation.  She is a proven leader.  The nightly news is filled with scenes of parents taking on their school boards over the indoctrination taking place in schools.  Heidi’s been doing that for years, standing with parents at school board and library board meetings, and hearings in Olympia. She’s lobbied legislators in Washington, D.C. and has learned the art of persuasion that is so needed there.   She recently told an audience, “I know I can communicate.  Put me in a room with Nancy Pelosi and that girl is gonna lose!”

Heidi’s been criticized for focusing on education by those who say it’s a state and local issue.  They must know about the Department of Education (DOE) sending federal funds to states (with strings attached, or course), the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Common Core, and how the Biden DOE has redefined Title IX and is pushing Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools.  The federal government is all over education and it shows.  Twenty years after NCLB and ever increasingly progressive instruction, nearly 50% of millennials and Gen Z approve of socialism, proving Hitler was right about one thing: “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”

A recent Dennis Prager article was titled The Single Best Thing Americans Can Do to Retake America. That one thing was to take children out of American schools.  If we lose the culture, we won’t have a country, certainly not one the founders could have ever imagined or intended.

On his Memorial Day podcast, former representative Trey Gowdy posed questions he’d ask those brave warriors who gave all for us: “Have we become the country you imagined we would be when you fought and fell for us? Is this the America you dreamed we would become when you were taking your last breath away from your family?  Is this the America you wanted? … Was it worth it?  Were we worth it?  Are we worth it?”

When we send our warriors into combat, let’s make sure we give them a country worthy of their sacrifices; one that still values freedom, and that honors the Constitution and our God-given rights.  Heidi is the voice we need in Washington, D.C.

https://heidistjohnforcongress.com/

Julia Dawn Seaver
Vancouver

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K.J. Hinton
1 month ago

Sorry, but her laser focus on state issues while ignoring national and international problems, that she appears to know practically nothing about, cbined with her rabid short of unions, effectively DISqualifies her from the position.

If you want to be in Congress, you need to sound like a congresswoman and not like you’re running for state representative.

Sadly, there was little in this letter to suggest otherwise.

Dawn Seaver
Dawn Seaver
1 month ago
Reply to  K.J. Hinton

You must not follow her. She speaks on all kinds of issues on her website, in podcasts, and on FB. She just feels, as many of us do, that the biggest challenge before us right now is preserving our rights and staving off socialism, which is best tackled on the national level. I also do not believe she is a rabid supporter of unions. I heard her say they give her angst.

K.J. Hinton
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawn Seaver

On the contrary, I follow her and, in fact, have talked to her directly.

She exhibits zero knowledge on Congressional level issues, which requires much more than serving up red meat to a segment of the base that doesn’t understand the difference.

You, of course, can believe whatever you like, BUT THE WORDS COMING OUT OF HER OWN MOUTH AT THE FIRST DEBATE SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

That, by itself, is a deal-killer for me. See, in my 30+ years in politics, I learned early on that when someone running for office tells you who they are?

Listen to them and believe them.

Amanda Blake
Amanda Blake
28 days ago
Reply to  Dawn Seaver

How are you losing rights and what do you see as socialism? Just curious.

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson
1 month ago
Reply to  K.J. Hinton

I feel the biggest need right now is overhauling our education system and Heidi is imminently qualified for that.

K.J. Hinton
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary Wilson

The problem? That can’t be done from Congress. That pesky 10th Amendment gets in the way every time.

Further, even if she won, she’d be buried as a non-seniority freshman back-bencher in the minority. SHE couldn’t “overhaul” a thing. Freshman House members, even in the majority, are to be seen… And not heard.

Don’t ascribe non-existent “powers” to anyone who cannot deliver what you want. And to reinforce that reality, if you believe she possibly COULD do that, ask her HOW she would get it done.

Even she would likely admit what I’ve just told you. And if she doesn’t? She would be lying

GARY WILSON
GARY WILSON
1 month ago
Reply to  K.J. Hinton

I seem to hear a lot from a Freshman named AOC and her “squad’. Heidi will have a lot to learn and some of it will be the hard way. She has the backbone to stand against the tide and speak the truth. Vicki Kraft would be the only person I believe that can replace JHB and hit the ground running due to her experience. She has yet to decide to run. Although at this point her running might split the vote and we get 4 more years of the traitor.

Ann Makar
Ann Makar
1 month ago
Reply to  GARY WILSON

Two-year terms for House of Representatives. I like Heidi but believe Joe Kent is the better candidate.

K Mitchell
K Mitchell
1 month ago

The focus should be somewhere in the middle – that’s what the founders intended. The polarized parties are where the “warriors” need to focus. Break the gridlock and partisan politics

Jack Burton
Jack Burton
27 days ago

Maybe, and I’m going out on a limb here, but maybe we should elect people that want to legislate rather than fight culture wars. We were told that if we desegregated schools we would lose our country… never happened. We were told if we allow all people to marry we would lose our country…. didn’t happen. Remember when allowing people to use the bathroom they want was going to cause constant sexual assaults in public bathrooms? Oh wait, that never happened either. Now we’re being told that if we teach students the truth about American history we will lose the country. And for the record honesty about our history is not Critical Race Theory. No public K-12 school teaches Critical Race Theory. But don’t let that stop anyone from yelling it from the rooftops… if we’re loud enough maybe Washington can get our own Marjorie Taylor Green or Lauren Boebert.

Jen
Jen
3 days ago
Reply to  Jack Burton

Whether public school officials term such curricula and activities Cultural Race Theory (CRT) or Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), ethnic studies, equity, antiracism, woke, implicit bias, white privilege matters not, it’s all the same anti-white, anti-Christian, anti-American toxic propaganda, as you are most certainly aware.

Jack Burton
Jack Burton
2 days ago
Reply to  Jen

So, teaching that people lived in North America before Christopher Columbus arrived in the ‘New” World is anti-white, anti-Christian, and anti-American. Teaching that many of the Founding Fathers owned slaves is anti-white, anti-Christian, and anti-American. Teaching that our Constitution as originally written only considered white, property owning men as citizens is anti-white, anti-Christian, and anti-American. The Constitution as originally written also states that black people are property and only count as 3/5 of a person… better leave that out or we’re anti-white, anti-Christian, and anti-American. And of course the fact, irrefutable if one believes in data and science, but unacceptable if one insists that America is perfect and infallible, that people of color face obstacles as a result of the circumstances of our founding is the ultimate anti-white, anti-Christian, and anti-American propaganda. Just kidding, all those things are true. We just have a segment of the population that can’t grasp a history that is complicated and nuanced, and have lived in an anti-truth society since about 2016.
I love America, but recognize it isn’t without warts. We created a revolutionary form of government with our Constitution. We also committed atrocities against the indigenous people of this land. We declared that “all men are created equal”, a laudable and unique notion at the time. But we also participated in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, not only enslaving the individual but also their children and children’s children. We made amazing advances in medicine including the development of anesthesia and vaccines (little irony here as the “America is flawless” crowd aren’t that fond of vaccines). We also did appalling, unethical medical studies on black men during the Tuskegee studies. We discovered electricity and invented the automobile. We are also the only country to use nuclear weapons against fellow human beings.
There are myriad examples of America living up to its ideals and achieving great things, just as their many examples of us coming up short. Being flawed does not mean you can’t be great. If people can believe you can be a great businessman while filing for bankruptcy six times, you can stand for family values though you have been married three times and cheated on each of your wives, and that you are a brave patriot though your father bought your way out of military service then they should be able to believe America is great and imperfect at the same time.
If people want to believe that the Earth is flat and only 7,000 years old, that Jewish space lasers started all the forest fires, that the election was stolen, science isn’t real, or that racism doesn’t exist that’s their right. But denying the truth of American history is cowardly and unpatriotic. America can be both great and flawed.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
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