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"Why me?  Why now?  What can I do for you?...  For years I've already been asking and answering, "What can I do for us?"  I've been fighting an out-of-control state government by doing, like collecting thousands of signatures to repeal the Forever Gas Tax, saving the people of my district money every time they buy locally, and starting a ballot initiative to stop the proliferation of the Mass Pike tolls to all the major highways.  I've volunteered to help candidates all across Massachusetts with my time, energy, and money.  Now I want to fight the current tax-and-spend culture from within our state government.  On Tuesday November 6th, please elect me, and I will continue to work for you as your State Representative to lower and to keep your taxes low."--Steve Tougas
Please feel free to contact me for more information, or if you would like to request that I speak at your venue.
If you wish to support my efforts through volunteering by doing such activities as collecting signatures, door knocking, distributing literature, making phone calls, stuffing envelopes, or holding signs; by all means, please contact me.  I would appreciate your help.  Thank you so much!
NOTE: When I wrote this web site, I had to settle between those who wanted me to write a simplistic web site with limited information (i.e. to assume the reader will have a short attention span), or to assume the reader will want to spend the time to really know who I am, in order to cast an educated vote.  Well, just the fact that you're reading this proves my critics wrong, and that there are many of the electorate who will spend the time to understand where I'm coming from.  In order to accommodate both voter types, I have tried to organize things in sections with bullet points, and I have also included text and embedded links for those who want to do their own research and know more than just the talking points of the short attention span mainstream media.



WHO IS STEVE TOUGAS?

Steve Tougas


Steve Tougas, 2017 Quincy City Council At-Large
Candidate's Night, Merrymount Park

Steve Tougas of Quincy:
  • Volunteer: Long Time Liberty Activist (i.e. The rights of the individual are more important than the rights of the collective.)
  • Volunteer: Tank the Gas Tax and 5.0% State Sales Tax Rollback Ballot Initiatives
  • Volunteer: End Common Core, End The Bathroom Bill, and Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortion Ballot Initiative Braintree/Quincy Town Captain
  • Volunteer: End The Tolls Ballot Initiative Originator (17-09) to combat Senate Bill S1959 expanding tolls state-wide
  • Volunteer: Elected Republican Chairman, Ward 4, Quincy
  • Volunteer Grassroots Advocate & State Board Member: 8th Congressional Vice President (MA-RA), State Chaplain (MAFFCA)
  • Campaign Volunteer: Geoff Diehl for State Senate and now U.S. Senate; Scott Brown, Dan Winslow, Gabriel Gomez, and Frank Addivinola for U.S. Senate; Les Gosule for State Senate; Bill Burke for U.S. Congress
  • Volunteer: Candidate, 2016 Republican State Committee (Won Quincy against my Establishment incumbent opponent)
  • Volunteer: Candidate, 2017 Quincy City Council At-Large (I had almost 1,000 votes as a first-time candidate for public office!)
  • Volunteer: Delegate, 2014 and 2018 Republican State Conventions
  • Pro-Immigration Advocate and Opponent of Amnesty for Illegal Immigration (Including having been instrumental in stopping the Quincy Sanctuary City initiative as an activist attending City Council meetings)
  • Three decades experience as a software engineer and an inventor (e.g. I developed a prototype to perform surgery over the Internet)
  • Parishioner, Fort Square Presbyterian Church, and Quincy Resident for Many Years
I've already been Working For You!  Please Vote For Me, as I will continue working for you as your State Representative too!
Pictures and Links:


Steve Tougas, Explaining on QATV how he saved
Quincy residents money, every time they buy locally,
2017 Quincy City Council At-Large Campaign



Steve Tougas, Delivering 100,000 raw signatures to the Secretary of State


Steve Tougas, Collecting End Common Core Signatures,
In front of Sears, South Shore Mall, Braintree



Steve Tougas, Delegate, 2014 State Convention


Steve Tougas, CPAC 2015


Steve Tougas, Rally On The Boston Common, 2013
As a candidate for the people of 3rd Norfolk District, I support:
  • Platform:  I am for lower taxes and advocate a smaller government that gets out of the way of the people, while protecting their liberties and helping them prosper.  I am for the high educational standards that made Massachusetts number one.  I also want the district to continue to be a place where people want to live, raise a family, work, and play.

  • Low Taxes:  How do you lower taxes?  Simple!  Act the same as when you save up for something you really want.  Spend less by cutting out non-essential spending, be more efficient with what you do spend, and curb the desire to buy things you don't need; except in this case, the tax payers get the savings as lower taxes.  That's all there is to it.

  • Lowering Taxes:  How do you do that?  Saving money requires discipline, in that you have to have the will to save, and you have to be smart about determining what to keep and what to cut (including routing out corruption), as well as knowing what to buy when necessary.  You can't make generous promises to give some people something that you can't deliver without raising the taxes of others to pay for it, nor can you be beholden to outside influences or your own personal whims to give the people what they don't want, and to cause them to have to pay for it.  There will always be those who want free stuff, as long as they don't have to pay for it; but in the end, somebody always ends up paying.  I have heard some who have said that the people deserve the government they voted for, and I must agree.

  • Encouraging Progress:  More laws equal less liberty, and the more regulation, the higher the cost of doing business that gets passed on to you.  I pledge to help reduce needless regulation strangling progress.  Government should be a small as possible while still protecting the liberty of the people.  This involves enforcing laws to protect the rights of the people while eliminating wasteful regulation.
Why I am not a Democrat (Please allow me to explain in my own words):
  • The party of The Constitution that guarantees every state in the union the right to a republican form of government (see Article IV Section 4).

  • Democracy is mob rule, where the rights of the minority get trampled; but, a Constitutional Republic has safeguards to defend those rights (as stated in The Declaration of Independents), including The Bill of Rights, the three branches of government, The Electoral College, and The Caucus Process that elect the delegates to send to the National Conventions.

  • Grassroots Republicans have traditionally been in favor of the maximum liberty of the individual, including smaller government, fewer laws, a free market economy, personal and fiscal responsibility, race equality, equal pay for equal work, respecting our national borders, and placing the interests of America first.

  • Democrats have traditionally been the party of redistributing the wealth, by promising something for nothing to get elected, and then rewriting the laws that protect individual property rights to take from everyone else in order to support their policies (socialism, which inevitably leads to fascism and communism). This is why your property taxes are so high, as well state and federal taxes too.

  • Grassroots Republicans believe in the reality of our sovereign American Republic; whereas, Democrats generally believe in a global utopian ideal that totally disregards the historically demonstrated natural laws of human nature.

  • Democrats mostly believe that government can solve all our problems; but, Republicans mostly believe in personal responsibility; and, if we were to completely hand over responsibility for our own lives to government, we would inevitably become slaves of that government.  I believe that there are some things that government is responsible for, and that there are some things that we are responsible for.

  • Democrats mostly believe that we should only have privileges that come from government (granted by licenses that can be taken away at a whim); but, Republicans mostly recognize our rights come from God, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, and that they are inalienable (inseparable, and cannot be voted away).

  • The Founding Fathers were not big fans of Democracy: "Democracy never lasts long.  It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.  There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."--John Adams
How We Lost Our Liberties:
  • "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.  From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits..., with the result... always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship."--Alexander Tytler

  • "Lost freedoms and the repression of personal liberties are really our God-given rights that have incrementally become privileges stolen by the socialistic usurping of the law to take control of our personal property via deceptive excuses.  The real war to protect and regain our rights is not between Republicans and Democrats, but between true Americans and opportunists, for which the opportunists eventually always end up playing into the hands of the Globalists."--Steve Tougas
Some Favorite Quotes:
  • "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."--President John F. Kennedy
  • "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have."--Gerald R. Ford
  • "Democracy is four wolves and a sheep voting on dinner; but in a Republic, the sheep is armed."--Unknown
  • "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."--John Adams
  • "The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."--Cornelius Tacitus, Roman senator and historian, A.D. 56-115"
  • "The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."--Margaret Thatcher
  • "The moment the idea is admitted into society that Property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence."--John Adams
  • "In a free society, machines are our tools; in a tyrannical society, machines are our masters."--Steve Tougas
  • "None are more hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe themselves to be free."--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Taking A Stand (not for "sheeple"):
  • "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.  We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."--Ronald Reagan
  • "All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."--Edmund Burke
  • "If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind, whom should we serve?"--John Adams
  • "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything."--Alexander Hamilton
  • "If we do not stand up to be counted, we will have to line up to be numbered."--Ronald Reagan
  • "You can't simultaneously be an American and a globalist. You will love the one and despise the sovereignty of the other."--Steve Tougas
  • "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."--Benjamin Franklin
  • "If you don't do politics, politics will continue to do you."--Unknown
  • "Any right not exercised and defended is not a right."--Unknown
  • "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country"--Charles E. Weller
Some Favorite Verses:
  • "When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan."--Proverbs 29:2, NIV1984
  • "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."--Romans 12:21, NIV1984.
  • "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."--Ephesians 6:12, NIV1984
  • "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."--2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV1984

Steve Tougas, Introducing himself on QATV,
2017 Quincy City Council At-Large Campaign
Steve Tougas' Grassroots Endorsements, Republican:
  • Bill Burke - U.S. Congressional Candidate, 8th District
  • Mark Alliegro - U.S. Congressional Candidate, 9th District
  • David DeCoste - Massachusetts State Representative, 5th Plymouth District
  • Sharron Angle - President, NFRA
  • Mary Lou Daxland - President, MA-RA
  • Robert Cappucci - Former State Committeeman, 2nd Middlesex
  • Norman Tuttle - Chairman, Ward 1, Quincy
Steve Tougas' Information and Contacts:



POSITIONS - Taking A Hard Stand*
America - Yes, 100%!  America and Americans FIRST!  And, the rights of the individual come BEFORE the rights of the collective.  That is the republican form of government we were given, and that is what it means to be an American!  Anyone who says that by Americans not putting the environment first (i.e. The World) that they don't care about everybody else is being disingenuous, because we really DO care about this planet we have to live on TOO!
Smaller Government - The true left/right scale is a measure of government control.  I believe government is a necessary evil, because you can't fight off foreign invasion alone, so the true left/right balance can only be maintained by "tying government down with the chains of The Constitution" (Thomas Jefferson).  This makes me a Constitutional moderate.  Just think of how much lower taxes would be, and how much more liberty we would have to pursue happiness (property), if government only concerned itself with what it should be concerned with.
Big Government - Consequently, I am of course opposed to big government.  Government usually grows from the legislator's socialistic desire to spend other people's money, often times with some of the best of intentions (of which the road to Hell is paved with), and for which history has almost always shown usually goes awry.  The number one source of other people's money?  Taxes; and, the more socialist spending, the higher the taxes that are needed to cover that spending.  No more Taxes!  Enough already!!!  Therefore, I OPPOSE:
  • Socialism - Any perversion of the law allowing legal seizure and redistribution of private property.
  • Fascism - An extreme form of Socialism implemented by government take-over of businesses.
  • Nazism - A violent form of extreme Fascistic Socialism demonizing sectors of the population.
  • Communism - The most extreme form of Socialism that removes all private property rights.
Life - Chances are extremely good that if you're reading this, your parents believed in choosing life too.  I'm one of those people who adds "born and unborn" to the Pledge of Allegiance (when I'm not the only one doing so as to not draw undue attention to myself), because The Declaration Of Independence guarantees the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (property).  I believe the liberty of the individual begins with life of the unborn child in the womb from the moment of conception.  Now I know the law allows for mothers to choose, but I'm praying our nation chooses life (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Education - Our children are our future.  If we don't teach them the way in which they should go, then we as a society will end up going nowhere.  The greatest boost to my career was learning how to think, which has turned out to be much more valuable than what to think.  If for example, you teach our children about fish, and not how to fish, then they will starve when we are gone; however, if you don't teach our children about the government that they were given, then they will lose it, and never get it backFYI:  According to state law, they are supposed to learn about it!
The 2nd Amendment - What part of "shall not be infringed" do the opponents of our rights purposely not want to understand?  A democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner, but in our republic, the sheep has the right to be armed.  By the wording, every law preventing citizens from being armed isn't Constitutional; however, I agree that there are those who should not have guns, including criminals who have abused their right to be armed, and the mentally ill.  Democrats have purposely not kept the registry up to date, so when the system fails, they can blame the 2nd Amendment.  Remember, the first step of tyrants is to disarm the population.  I agree with Wayne LaPierre I heard at CPAC, teachers who choose to be qualified to own a gun must have the right to conceal-carry to protect our children, and I am now a proud member of the NRA.
Guns Save Lives! - What proof do I offer?  Compare and contrast the following:
The answer is obvious:  Guns save lives.  Point proven!
Military (and First Responders) - Anyone who honorably served deserves our total debt of gratitude, and this goes for police, fire fighters, and EMTs too; and, not only gratitude, but they deserve government care and benefits for putting their lives on hold and on the line for us.  It is because of them that we enjoy the liberties that we now have.  To all of you who may be reading this, thank you for your service, and God Bless!
Climate Change - Yes, I believe the Sun warms the planet, and it heats and cools in cycles; however, I DO NOT believe in anthropogenic (human-caused) global climate change.  The fact that Massachusetts adhering to the Paris Climate Accord will only reduce global temperatures by just 0.0022°C by 2100, for example, not only proves we're really not the cause of global climate change, but verifies that there's a political objective at work.  Rights come from property, for which the law was created to protect, but when the law is legally changed to steal from us with a trumped-up excuse (global climate change), that's Socialism, for which in this case, Global Communism is sure to follow.  (Please see the "Rice Video" below for a better perspective.)
Secure Communities - We mustn't blame immigrants for wanting to come here to live, and we do welcome those who want to improve their lives and help make our country great, but we can only assimilate so many at a time.  So, for those reasons, as well as for protecting our borders against our enemies who don't want to make America great, and from those who only want to live off the hard work of others, we have laws.  To protect our citizens, we need to enforce our laws, and we must protect our borders, language, and culture.  I have heard it said:

If You Knocked on the Front Door, You're an IMMIGRANT.
If You Broke in Through the Back Door, You're an INVADER.
Let's welcome the Immigrants, and deport the Invaders.

However:  Because the government has allowed some illegal immigrants to live here for many years, it is up to the government who caused this problem to be responsible, step up, and solve this problem.  At this stage, especially for those who have lived here for years as law-abiding productive members of our communities, I don't believe that the solution in every case is to "round 'em up and ship 'em all home."  You have to handle it like teenage pregnancy by doing two things concurrently:  First, you have to keep the teenagers separated to prevent further pregnancies (build a wall and enforce immigration policy); and Second, care for the child (not abort it) by teaching it to grow up to take care of itself (to not live off the system).  These things must be done to the objections of those who have political objectives to do otherwise.
Fore River Compressor Station - Yes, we do need compressor stations, but we certainly don't need them around populated areas.  I saw an Engineering Disasters documentary about a whole neighborhood instantaneously destroyed by an explosion and subsequently engulfed in flames, because of unsafe conditions at a Compressor Station.  Not only can I not support the possibility of this happening again, but it will expose those living within the Fore River Basin to breathing untreated toxic gases from regularly scheduled "blowdowns" containing known potential carcinogens.  I don't understand how anybody but those belonging to special interest groups would want this near anybody.
Heterosexual Marriage - Yes, I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman.  You've got to admit, it's been the basic building block of humanity's survival for many thousands of years; besides, it's what The Good Book promotes.  However, I also believe in the principles of Liberty which imply personal responsibility, but Liberty also says you're free to marry your hamster, if you want; and, I'm not going to stop you if you do.  I thank God He did not appoint me judge, jury, or executioner of His Word (He did ask me to tell people the Good News).  I'm sure the people of Sodom and Gomorrah know the truth by now, but I can tell you with certainty that they didn't learn it the easy way.
Unions - When I was out campaigning for Quincy City Council At-Large, I was asked about my support of unions.  On this one, I define the middle by the extremes, because I am all for unions; if, they are ultimately helping the company, the workers, and the public.  I admit, unions totally helped make this country great!  The opposite extreme can be seen with the example of what happened to the makers of the Hostess Twinkie.  The unions got greedy, and the company folded.  That didn't help anyone (except their competition, the liquidators, and those looking to scoop up bargains).
Public-Sector Unions - When private unions strike for higher pay and benefits, and get them, who pays?  That's right, customers, who can either choose to continue purchasing the company's goods and services or not, or can usually purchase those same goods and services from competitors at a lower price.  When a public-sector union strikes for pay and benefits, and gets them, who pays?  That's right, the tax payer, who has no choice but to pay in the form of higher taxes, and the tax payer has no competitive resources to turn to.  Just imagine if police or firefighters could strike.  Public workers should never be allowed to strike; that is what elections are for.  Watch this to learn more.
American Labor – There's definitely a point where businesses become too greedy (just as there's a point at which labor unions can get greedy, as explained above).  For me, that line is crossed by businesses who relocate off shore, only just to save a few bucks; or, who import jobs when there are qualified American citizens available who are ready and willing to work them at a fair wage.  I believe the line that, "There are jobs that Americans just won’t do," is a completely false premise meant as an excuse to needlessly hire foreign workers.
Right To Work - No one should be forced to pay union dues as condition of employment.  Labor unions should be like political parties.  I'm not forced to pay for the privilege to vote or to register as a Republican, because it is my right.  But, I do voluntarily give my time, energy, and money to the Republican Party, as well as to Republican candidates whom I support..., as long as they are worth supporting.
Minimum Wage - This is a double-edge sword.  When set properly, it may help prevent employers from abusing employees by setting their wages too low, but that's all.  When set too high, it will eliminate entry level jobs, cut hours, and forces employers to higher fewer workers to do more work, as well as disincentivizing higher skilled labor, forcing pay raises across the board.  This leads to higher inflation from costs passed along in the increased prices of goods and services, undermining the increase in the minimum wage.  Watch this video and that video to learn more.
Technology - I am the first in support of technology, since the advancement and implementation technology have created the tools that have made America great, especially having over 30 years of engineering experience developing embedded software and my name on a patent.  However, I am totally against Global Technocracy.  "When technology is a tool, there is freedom; when we are ruled by technology (i.e. a technocracy), tyranny is inevitable."--Steve Tougas
Single-Family Homes - Attending City Council and community meetings, it seems that all these contractors ever want to build are condominiums and apartment complexes (and, with minimal parking!).  Our rights come from property, but what better way of exerting control than to put people under the rule of a Condo Association or a Property Management company (called "Lords" in Medieval times)?  For the most part, the citizens living in the areas of the proposed projects don't want them, and are usually coerced to accept them, despite their demonstrated and often ignored opposition.  Not only this, but I have had to skip canvassing entire apartment complexes, because of lack of access to the voters.  If elected, I promise to do what I can to make more single-family homes available, and to help seniors stay in their homes.
* NOTE: Despite my personal positions on the issues, I will represent the district, and not be a rubber stamp for anybody!



RONNIE THE ROBOTIC RUBBER STAMP

Who is "Ronnie The Robotic Rubber Stamp?"

Think about it, a robot only does what it's programmed to do, but sometimes, people voluntarily choose to become robots themselves for various reasons, laying aside their free will and only doing what they're told to do by others; or, in this case, voting.  Now when you go to your polling place on election day, you're also free to flip a coin, or vote as the groundhog determines the start of spring, as this is your right as an American citizen (not that I recommend you waste your hard-fought-for-liberty and do this, hardly).

The trouble with doing this is if you happen to be a duly elected State Representative, and you choose to almost always vote the way a specific individual wants you to vote, rather than listening to your conscience; or, way more importantly, rather than listening to your constituents, whom you are supposedly elected to represent (actually, your conscience should tell you to pay attention to your constituents!).

It turns out that the current State Representative of our 3rd Norfolk District, Ronald Mariano, has over a 99.8% record of voting with Rob DeLeo, the Speaker of The House!  I don't know anybody in politics who agree 99.8% of the time on anything!  And, I hardly think the Speaker represents our district.  This is proof to me that your elected officials aren't listening to you.  They're acting like robots!

That's not the representation I believe you in the 3rd Norfolk District voted for.  Most people I talk to want lower taxes and fiscal responsibility.  On that, Ron Mariano only gets an abysmal 10% rating from Citizens For Limited Taxation, and gets a bottom-of-the-barrel 0% rating from Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.  He also voted for a legislative pay raise of over 40%, overriding its veto!

Vote for me, Steve Tougas, and I promise you,
I will represent you!*

Ronnie The Robotic Rubber Stamp - Votes 99.8% of the time the same as House Speaker Rob DeLeo
* NOTE: Despite my personal positions on the issues, I will represent the district, and not be a rubber stamp for anybody!



NEWS AND INFORMATION

Massachusetts Family Institute




June 27th Local Legislature vote on H4014, Renamed H4664 - Sat/Sun June 30-July 1, 2018 Patriot Ledger
The Counselling Ban Bill (and why I have a good chance of winning):
  • June 30, 2018 - Lots to explain here, but please bear with me for the real story behind this.  For starters, the true intentions of this bill are not as advertised (sort of like the "Affordable Care Act", as I don’t know many people who believe that that bill actually made healthcare any more affordable to the tax payers).  The Counselling Ban Bill (which is what the real intention of the bill is) is the bill that "would allow the state to take away your daughter and make her someone else's son" (according to the Massachusetts Family Institute, and also see the MFI Brief).  Many years ago, I knew a boy who used to say, "I'm just a lesbian stuck in a man's body", to which someone counseled, "No such thing, you're just a very sensitive guy, and you're completely normal."  This bill (H4014) would have made such counsel illegal.  So, what many of the legislators who voted for this are missing here is that this bill seeks to make it illegal to reaffirm physical sexual identity, while making it sound like it's making it illegal to change it.  The bill was voted on June 27th by The House, the provision that would have made counseling to reaffirm physical sexual identity child abuse was removed at the last minute to pass it (it’s still in the Senate version!), and it was passed with an amendment substituting a bill with the same title (H4664).  However, before the vote, I wrote to my State Representative (Ronald Mariano, whom I’m running against) a letter that concluded with the following:

    "Please oppose this dangerous legislation!  To stop bills like this is one of the reasons why I am on the ballot for State Representative.  If you vote for this, it will give yet another reason for our constituents to vote for me!"

    Well, I got a copy of the Sat/Sun June 30-July 1, 2018 Patriot Ledger, and on page 19 it says that Ronald Mariano "Didn’t Vote" (see photo at left).  He abstained!  He sat on the fence!  Or, he wasn't present (this report does not say).  I personally think that this shows that my campaign against him isn't so much of a "David and Goliath" race as I had at first thought it was, and that he actually believes that I have a shot at winning "his" seat, because he fears his constituents enough to have abstained.
  • NOTE:  I don't expect this bill to pass anyway, because according to the MFI, the legal basis has just been undermined by a recent Supreme Court Ruling.  This steady assault on the family has been simultaneously going on all across the country and the world.  What's missing is recognition of the source and why.

FRRACS Lawn Sign
Health Impact Assessment study meeting:
  • June 21, 2018 - I attended the Metropolitan Area Planning Committee (MAPC) meeting at the Abigail Adams School in Weymouth concerning the Fore River Compressor Station.  Even though I was late from work, I generally got the feel for what was really going on; which was pretty much, "OK, so they don't want the Compressor Station because of the 'health effects'.  Let's do a full-blown Health Impact Assessment study and make a presentation.  We'll propose putting up monitoring stations at sites that have the most pollution like along highways so we can show there's no pollution from the Compressor Station.  Let's break them into groups.  Maybe we can convince some of them with the Delphi Technique."  Yes, expect to find all those charts and Post-Its with the people's concerns in the nearest dumpster; also, the fact that this was so readily identifiable really shows their intent.  Some advice to FRRACS:  If there's anything I learned from trying to start a state ballot initiative to end tolling is that you've got to know the system to use every avenue to appeal against them, and make every filing date you can; because, they are using the system against you.

Close up photo of an electronic tolling gantry (Fair-use photo)
Free Transponders for those "More Equal":
  • June 8, 2018 - A concerned citizen sent me this article (Thank you, and we all need more people like you looking out for the rest of us).  This is a prime example of technocratic socialism as defined in this book and that book that some people are "more equal than others".  Yes, this Boston Globe article proves that you have had to pay the tolls, but not "special" others who seem to be "more equal" than you are.  Not only that, but if we don't stop the proliferation of electronic tolls (as I tried to do, then all of the highways around us will eventually become electronic toll roads, and you will be charged for more and more than others will be (e.g. for the time of day or the type of car you drive), without limit!  Please elect me, Steve Tougas, for State Representative, 3rd Nofolk, and I promise you that I will continue fighting for you from within the State House.

Receipt from the Elections Division office
Officially On The Ballot:
  • May 14, 2018 - This morning, I went to the Elections Division of the Secretary of The Commonwealth's Office at One Ashburton Place in Boston, and filed my nomination papers for State Representative.  I filed 182 certified signatures, 32 more than the required 150.  The signatures were approximately evenly divided among Quincy, Weymouth, and Holbrook, the three cities/towns in my State Representative district of 3rd Norfolk.  I am officially now as of this moment a candidate on the ballot for State Representative.  I thank everyone who assisted me.  Regardless of whether or not I'm elected, I will continue to serve the people of this state, my district, and the city of Quincy.


End The Tolls - Update


Driving Under A Blank Gantry on Route 24 - Photo taken from my car


Open-Road Tolling Installation - What the blank gantries are most probably for (Fair-use photo)
Mass Pike Expansion Update:
  • May 3, 2018 - Driving on Route 24 North the other day while approaching the 128 split, I noticed another new blank gantry (photo middle left).  Like I said, they've been putting up these blank gantries everywhere in anticipation of these bills being passed to install the open-road tolling system overnight; but, I promised in my testimony at a Statehouse hearing that if they do, I will start another state ballot initiative to repeal it.  The second photo to the bottom left shows an example open-road gantry installation.  Once installed, they will be able to raise the tolls by administrative fiat; yes, total taxation without representation!  Open-road tolling eviscerates the 4th and other Amendments, and when they finally get enough gall to get away with charging you more for your location, the time of day, and the car you drive, then they’ll start automatically billing you for speeding violations and harass non-conformists; and then, the people will begin to wake up!  But, maybe not, as no one seems to care that tolling out-of-state travelers more than local citizens is a direct violation of the Interstate Commerce clause. 
  • April 26, 2018 - There has been some movement on the effort in the legislature to pass these bills to install the Mass Pike open-road tolling gantries on all the highways around us to toll and track us everywhere we go of distance (e.g. S1959).  I'm writing this in the hopes that if The Establishment knows that there's still active resistance from a lot of people like me against them doing this, they "hopefully" won't.  Despite Charlie Baker personally telling State Rep David DeCoste that he won't sign this (S1959), the legislature has now spun a tangled web by referring S1959 to be bundled in with a whole lot of other bills such that it looks like they can be passed all at once (S2484).  On top of that, Baker has taken out a request of almost $2 billion in bonds to strap on the backs of the taxpayers out until the year 2053 (H4237 and H4318), which can only be paid back by something like a higher gas tax or more tolls, so without a line-item-veto, he may have no choice but to pass it.  They need to curb their spending, NOT take out more bonds!!!
  • April 1st, 2018 - In the April 1998 Boston Broadside at the top of Page 2, I documented most of this. 
  • March 22, 2018 - FYI: The State Attorney General's office dismissed my "redress of grievance" letter (I sent on March 16, 2018, after prompting from my signers) for inappropriately dismissing our ballot initiative; so as you can see, I'd prefer the people to care now and vote me into office to do more than I can on the sidelines, than for the people only being able to complain after the fact of having to pay tolls and be constantly monitored.

"Why aren't you on Facebook?"
  • July 4, 2018 - The headline of today's story is "Facebook deletes Declaration of Independence text as 'hate' - Algorithm can't tell difference between white nationalists, Jefferson".  I guess one man’s free speech to declare independence from British tyranny is another robot’s hate speech.  I'm wondering if my web site would be deleted too, given my inclusion of quotes from the founding fathers who gave their lives for our freedom.  Another reason I'm glad I'm not on Facebook!
  • June 21, 2018 - Rethinking the below in the context of becoming a legislator:  If Massachusetts were to enact legislation dealing with the most egregious of these problems, Facebook may have to implement these changes across the board, improving it for everyone!  Time to use my 3 decades of software engineering experience and come up with some helpful legislation.  Then, even I'd join!  :-)
  • April 23, 2018 - I get that a lot, especially running for office.  Sometimes I quickly quote, "The government is a cult, and they want to force you to join;" or, I say that I don't want my personal e-mail contacts spammed for joining.  Now I only need to mention Cambridge Analytica.  I hear it's now as invasive to advertise on Facebook as it is to open a bank account, or even apply for job; and, way less private, because they want your social security number and a scan of your license!  Sorry, don't need to advertise that badly, only to maybe read later that Facebook is the next business victim to get hacked, along with my personal info.

A Bitcoin
Steve Tougas, Crypto Candidate For State Representative?
  • March 30, 2018 - OK, so I'm going to run for State Representative, but how do I fund my campaign?  That's when I remembered I had a Bitcoin.  You see, back in June of 2011, I attended Porcfest, a yearly camping event sponsored by the New Hampshire Free State Project.  They had rolls of Bitcoins they were selling there, and so I checked it out.  I was about to pass on it, when they told me the current price was $6.66.  "Why that price?!?"...  "Buy one, and I'll show you."  I've since realized that the coming Cashless Society requires two things:  A biometric mark with a protocol for transmitting money electronically, for which Blockchain likely is.  Not only that, but The Mark is essentially a license changing our right to buy and sell into a privilege that can be revoked at a whim.  Yes, one day a socialistic law will steal all our money and give the government complete ownership, with only the permission to do what we want with our money; so, I decided to give it to my campaign, and have them sell it.  I do have a blockchain wallet tied to my campaign account; but, until I can figure out how to make sure deposits comply with OCPF reporting rules and contribution limits, I've decided to hold off using it.


End The Tolls - Update


Driving Under A Blank Gantry - Photo taken from my car
Mass Pike Expansion Update:
  • December 21, 2017 - I was driving on Routes 93 and 128, and I just happened to notice that blank gantries have gone up across the highways in the places where S1959/S1987 are planning on implementing open-road tolling, so I snapped a picture (at left).  It's as if they put up the blank gantries, anticipating that if the bills passed into law, they could install the open-road tolling system overnight, before anybody had a chance to react (e.g. start a ballot initiative to repeal the law, as is the tax payer's right).  Yes, they spent tax payer money to do this, even though the bills have not been signed into law, or even been passed yet!  I alerted State Rep David DeCoste, and he told me he then called up Governor Baker about it.  The Governor promised Dave DeCoste that he will not sign these bills if they are passed (or sign the Sanctuary State bill if it is passed either).  I'm really hoping Governor Baker will keep his word on this; but, as we know, "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance" (e.g. "The Bathroom Bill").  As Ronald Reagan once said, "Trust but verify."
  • March 9, 2017 - I just noticed they have a new bill out (H4237), and a hearing on it this Wednesday (03/14/2018) from 11:00 AM-02:00 PM in hearing room A-2.  It's a bill to borrow $200 million for upkeep of the highways, submitted by Governor Baker; although, I couldn't find anything in it about the tolls; but they are going to push payment of the bonds out to 2053.  Remember, that’s on top of the $1.4 in bonds he’s taking out control your driving habits to combat global climate change (H4318), and see the "Rice Video" below for a better perspective on that effort; however, the important question here is, "Where are they going to get the money to pay back the bonds?"  Things that make you go, "Hmmm!"  Stay tuned for more information....

Example Self-Checkout Register (Fair-use photo with retailer name & logo blurred)
Cashless Self-Checkout Push:
  • February 13, 2018 - The other night, I decided to buy myself some munchies and a movie at a well-known retail store (name withheld).  When I entered the store, I only saw one register open with a very long line, but the self-checkout registers were humming away.  When I finished collecting my purchases, I got into that long line, because the self-checkout registers are all about implementing a cashless society (see below), and I want to keep cashiers employed (having once been one and needing a job).  After 5 minutes of the line not moving, I started asking questions.  From what I was told, the self-checkout registers had run out of cash.  Yeah right!  From my experience below, I figured out what was really going on.  During the Easter weekend of 2014, the cash lanes on the Mass Pike were all backed up for miles.  To me, it was very obvious that they had purposely put on fewer toll booth attendants to try and force people to buy toll transponders, and just like that, they had a convenient excuse.  The store quickly opened a second register, when they over-heard me talking about it others around me (funny how that works).  This wasn't the only time I saw this, but recently, I saw multiple registers open again.  I guess they concluded their experiment.


Example Table-Top Kiosk (Fair-use photo with kiosk name removed)
Cashless Self-Pay Push:
  • February 11, 2018 - I decided to eat in the bar area of a popular restaurant and work on my laptop while eating dinner and drinking a few O'Douls.  Now I've seen the table-top kiosks at these and other restaurants (example at left), and pretty much ignore them (actually, I push them aside with the camera and microphone facing away, or put them on an adjacent unoccupied table).  When I asked the waitress for a copy of my bill, she turned the table-top kiosk around, showing my bill, expecting me to whip out a credit card or my cell phone to pay.  At this point I requested a paper copy of my bill, and paid in cash.  I'm glad she had some time, and she was interested, because I filled in a little of her missing education on the principles of liberty we were given by our Founding Fathers, including rights vs privileges, and how any right not used and defended is not a right that will eventually be converted to a privilege by requiring a license (which is why I use cash whenever I can).  She then let the cat out of the bag by telling me it was a recent push by "corporate" to try and make people to use the table-top kiosks.  Point proven.


Rep. David DeCoste, Chip Faulkner-CLT, Steve Tougas
Mass Pike Expansion Opposition Testimony:
  • October 24, 2017 - On Tuesday morning I went to the State House hearing and testified against State Senate Bill S1959.  This is the bill that will expand the Massachusetts Turnpike to highways across the state, such that eventually, nobody will be able to travel anywhere of distance on the highways without having to have a transponder and pay a toll.  These tolls include Routes 93 and 95 (which de facto includes Routes 3 and 128), as called out for by the text of the bill.  This will result in a direct tax on the people of Quincy, for which I promise to continue fighting against, whether I'm elected as a City Councilor or not, as I have already been "at large" and fighting against this.  This bill is just a continuation of un-American global policy being implemented locally.  Click "here" to read my testimony (as published in the November issue of the Boston Broadside) that I gave before the legislative sub-committee on this bill.  You can also read about the real reason why my ballot initiative to End The Tolls was rejected by the State Attorney General.


End The Tolls - News & Information
End The Tolls Ballot Initiative Update:
  • September 6, 2017 - I attended the Certifications Decisions meeting at 10:00 AM at the State Attorney General's Office (AGO) on the 20th floor of One Ashburton Place in Boston, and was handed an envelope with a rejection letter.  This was to be expected, because of my previous on-going e-mail discussions with the AGO, where I learned that this had been rejected by the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) of Massachusetts in 1998 when something similar was tried; so, they saved me from getting the signatures and suffering the same fate.  This needs to be handled as an Initiative Petition for a Constitutional Amendment in 2019.  In the meantime, I am going to watch the status of State Senate Bill S1959 to start to expand the Mass Pike tolls state-wide.  This has been my "At-Large" activity to save the citizens of Quincy from this additional anticipated tax.  I have since been interviewed about this rejection by the Associated Press, NPR, and the Boston Globe, as well as the Patriot Ledger.  Stand by for more information....

Carbon Tax - A global tax on the air we exhale


The "Rice Video" - CO2, a visual comparison
Carbon Tax Testimony:
  • June 20, 2017 - On Tuesday I took another day off from work, went to the State House, sat through another grueling day-long hearing, and was only one of the 4 people who testified (and gave a copy of "Technocracy Rising" to the committee chairman) against the proposed new tyrannical Massachusetts Carbon Tax (S1821, S1869, H1726) by 5:30 PM by the time I had I left.  The entire day was a left-wing environmentalist-wacko (those who really don't care about the environment, but are using environmental issues to implement global government) and opportunistic-developer love-fest.  The globalists are trying to institute the Carbon Tax in individual states across the country in response to Donald Trump's backing out of the Paris Climate Accord (i.e. "Hillary lost, Trump won't play ball, so we'll continue implementing global government at the state-level instead").  Trump sent the war to us.  So now we all need to step up and fight.
  • NOTE:  To see how absurd the justifications for The Carbon Tax are, just watch the 3-minute "Rice Video", protesting the same global Carbon Tax in Australia.

Welcome To Massachusetts Highway Sign - If Bills H3269/S1305/S2289 become law
Sanctuary State Testimony:
  • June 9, 2017 - Friday morning I took a day off work to testify at the State House hearing against House Bill H3269 and Senate bill S1305.  It wasn't until after 6:00 PM that I was finally able to do so.  These bills will make Massachusetts a Sanctuary State for illegal immigrants to flaunt federal immigration law without fear of prosecution.  A Sanctuary State is supposed to be a 10th Amendment protection against a tyrannical Federal government for citizens, not a shelter for non-citizens.  Bruce Ayers left his seat on the panel and walked around the hallway to personally thank me for my testimony.  If we can sway enough Democrats in addition to the Republicans we already have, we have a chance of defeating this.
  • February 5, 2018 - There has been some recent movement on these bills, which have been bundled with another newly-filed bill (S2289) into a study order.  The globalists are not going to stop trying, until we vote in people (real Americans) who truly represent the people.  Maybe it's time for me to run as a state rep!

Quincy "Sanctuary City" City Council Meeting


No Quincy Sanctuary City Sign
Quincy Sanctuary City Debate:
  • March 7, 2017 - At one point, Quincy was in danger of becoming a Sanctuary City for illegal aliens.  This is foremost what prompted me to act more at a local-level, than mainly at a state-level, because for the first time, I saw globalist policy coming home to roost.  I responded by writing an e-mail to every City Councilor.  I then printed a hundred copies and handed them out at the next Quincy City Council meeting, for which I subsequently paid to have published in the Quincy Sun and full-page state-wide in the Boston Broadside.  The City Council voted to postpone the meeting until March 7th, to give councilors time to research the issue.  At the March 7th Meeting, scheduled to be a hearing to determine the next step in Quincy becoming a Sanctuary City, I handed out a hundred copies of signs I had designed and printed (shown on the left, for which only a few people are shown holding up the signs at the time the photo was taken).  If I had not preemptively done so, the opposition against Quincy becoming a Sanctuary City would not have had any signs.  At the key moment of the vote, everybody who I had given my sign held them up, and I guess the overwhelming visual opposition sealed the fate of the issue, so the Quincy City Council decided to scrap the issue.



BALLOT QUESTIONS - How I'm Voting and Why

Nurse-Patient Assignment Limits Initiative – What the voters should be voting on here is whether or not limitations should be placed the number of patients that individual nurses are responsible for; and, NOT additionally voting on set ratios too, which is part of the petition (I read it); therefore, I cannot support this, regardless of what I believe about the issue.  I say this with the experience of having filed a state ballot initiative myself.  Those ratios should be determined by a special panel of independent experts accountable to the people; because to me, those ratios look so low that if voted into law, all our medical costs are going to go through the roof to hire a bunch of extra nurses to mostly wait around in break rooms or hang out in the parking lot smoking cigarettes.  Adding nurses is NOT the solution, because you don’t swallow a spider to kill a fly.  Fix the REAL cause!  Repeal ObamaCare!  Vote "NO!" to keep medical costs from soaring out of control!

Advisory Commission for Amendments to the U.S. Constitution Regarding Corporate Personhood and Political Spending Initiative – Those who squawk the loudest about political spending are usually those whose candidates (most likely incumbents) didn't win or just squeaked by, most likely because of their opponent's grassroots overwhelming donations, as the people spoke with their wallets.  Being a candidate myself, I have seen that there's already more than enough political campaign finance reform in place; in fact, maybe a little too much!  What the authors of this ballot initiative really want is to control political speech by placing Constitutional limits on the 1st Amendment through an Article V Constitutional Convention.  There are some on both the left and the right who believe that a runaway convention could result that would allow renegotiation of the entire U.S. Constitution and its amendments, exposing all our rights to tyranny.  Regardless of the reality of this risk, vote "NO!" to make any change to the 1st Amendment that would place restrictions on freely speaking our minds through political donations.  Watch this video and that video to learn more about the true intentions of Political Campaign Finance Reform.

Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Veto Referendum – Better known as the "Bathroom Bill" when it was first introduced.  This law should definitely be repealed!  In fact, I was one of the people who collected signatures to put this on the ballot for repeal by the voters.  This law essentially makes all bathrooms unisex, allowing any man who simply claims they identify as a woman to use any woman’s bathroom, changing room, etc….  Not only that, but fines and even jail time can be levied against anyone who complains about sexual predators.  Under this law, the sexual predators become the victims.  Vote "NO!" to repeal this tyrannical law and to keep our women and children safe!  Please visit KeepMASafe.org to learn more, and read this for actual example data proving an uptick in incidents since the law has gone into effect.



PROPOSED BILLS, INITIATIVES, and AMENDMENTS

I have been asked what legislation I would author if I were elected (i.e. "How do I intend to implement the vision I have promised for my district and this state?").  Here are some ideas I have had for bills, ballot petitions, and constitutional amendments.  This list is just the start of a list I plan to address, should I be elected.  Some are mine, and some are from others that have asked me to address issues they have that have morphed into the items listed below, for which I have named them as I have seen fit.  As far as my own ideas, I don’t care about receiving credit; I just want to get done what’s needed.  If you should like me to address other issues you may have, by all means, please send me an e-mail with the details; and, if I agree, I will add them to this list.


Picture I took of a road in the district showing repairs made to support poor quality asphalt
Quality Paving Longevity Taxpayer Savings Act:  Bill
  • One of the top complaints voters have is poor quality roads, and right they are to complain!  I was told by State Rep Geoff Diehl (currently running for U.S. Senate), when he was on the Transportation Committee, that one of the reasons why Massachusetts highways cost four times more per mile to maintain than the national average or of the states around us is because of the use of inferior asphalt, and the thinness of the layer that is applied, so the roads must be repaved more often.  It's as if the state is "making work" at the expense of the taxpayer.  This bill would mandate the state use a superior asphalt, like the states around us do, and that the application of a thicker layer would also be required.  Yes, there would be the associated implementation costs, but in the long run, the taxpayers would be saved billions of dollars (and auto repair costs too)!


End The Tolls - Ballot Initiative
An Initiative Petition for a Law to End All Tolling in Massachusetts:  Ballot Petition
  • The Massachusetts voters were promised many years ago when the Mass Pike tolls were put into effect that they were only temporary, but they've trying to expand the electronic tolls across the state, and whether it's with transponders or over the IoT (Internet of Things) through the proliferating grid of LED streetlights, the method doesn't matter.  The truth of the matter, as in this case, is that there's nothing more permanent than a temporary government program; and, not once have the voters ever been given a chance to directly vote on it.  I tried to give the voters this chance by filing this Ballot Initiative in 2017, only to learn that the voters are not allowed, and that's because the state has a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the bond holders.  What can be done?  Remove the foundation for the specific provision in this law that prevents the public from voting on this issue and then refile this petition.  Read the "Public Property Voting Rights Restoration Amendment" below.

News Flash:  Our highways are NOT public!
Public Property Voting Rights Restoration Amendment:  Constitutional Amendment
  • You would think that if a majority of the voters of Massachusetts were in favor of an issue involving a piece of public property in this state, it could be placed as an initiative on the ballot and directly voted on.  Not so!  I tried by filing a ballot initiative to end all tolling on Massachusetts highways, and it was rejected by the Attorney General’s Office.  You see, if there is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the state and a private entity (the bond holders) concerning any public property (the highways), because of the PPP laws on the books, the private property rights of the private entity (the bond holder’s private property rights) apply to the public property (and the voters are not allowed to vote away the tolls).  This has been done to prevent the voters from controlling public property by transferring the ownership into the hands of private special interests and their collaborators within the government.  In order allow the voters to determine the fate of public property in Massachusetts, these provisions of this law will need to get overturned, and a constitutional amendment will most likely be required.  I don’t think the entire law should be dismantled, just that portion of the law that prevents the voters from determining the fate of public property that they should rightly be in complete control of.

STATE REP ENDORSEMENT PHOTOS

Geoff Diehl - 7th Plymouth

James J. Lyons, Jr. - 18th Essex

Marc T. Lombardo - 22nd Middlesex



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