To the editor:
Recently I submitted a letter regarding my intentions to register Republican and cast my first vote in 2014 to re-elect Gov. Tom Corbett. I would like to make a correction: I shall only be voting for Gov. Corbett unless Rep. Mike Kelly (R-3rd Congressional District) does not run. Yes, I'm saying "Correction: Let's recruit Rep. Mike Kelly for governor first."
First of all, let me start by saying that I do not doubt Gov. Corbett's job creation record of creating 116,000 jobs since 2011. The only thing that I sincerely doubt is Gov. Corbett's chances of winning re-election in 2014. His poll numbers are in the tubes and Allyson Schwartz (Democrat) looks like the candidate to beat. Why am I afraid of Allyson Schwartz becoming the next governor? I don't think I'm alone here when I say this: She was the executive director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Center (a Planned Parenthood clinic) in Philadelphia that made abortion referrals to female patients, including to Kermit Gosnell's "house of horrors" which was two miles away from her clinic. That's a prospect no one - left or right - should welcome.
Like I said in my previous letter, abortion is the most important issue to me and to a lot of other young people. The last thing Pennsylvania needs is another pro-choice liberal who won't protect the sanctity of life. My generation is increasingly pro-life and we need a pro-life governor. Gov. Corbett is pro-life, but if he can't win. We must have a new candidate for the GOP, and that's why I strongly urge Rep. Mike Kelly to run for governor. He is one of the most popular representatives in Congress and has a solid record of voting for pro-life measures. He has voted and sponsored numerous pro-life bills, such as H.R. 1797 (the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act) whereas Allyson Schwartz voted against it.
If anyone doubts Mike Kelly's leadership, go to YouTube.com and search Mike Kelly. His powerful demonstrations on the House floor have earned him the respect of many colleagues and constituents alike, such as leading the charge of repealing and replacing Obamacare and reminding everyone in Washington two things: 1.) It's our government, not theirs and 2.) Elections aren't about their futures - it's about ours.
I encourage every single reader to urge Rep. Mike Kelly to run for governor by calling his office at (202) 225-5406. Tell him to run for governor because our state needs him. If any politician wants to earn more votes from my youthful generation, they better start listening to us because we, the pro-life generation, believe in morals. Period. Let's make Rep. Mike Kelly our next governor. Call his office at (202) 225-5406.
Jonathan C. Hayes