Steve Tougas, 2017 Quincy City Council
Candidate's Night, Merrymount Park
Steve Tougas of Quincy:
I've already been Working For You! Please Vote For Me, as I will continue
working for you as your State Representative too!
- Volunteer: Long Time Liberty Activist (i.e. The rights of the individual are more important than the rights of the
- 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
- 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
- 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 Republican State Convention, and the upcoming 2018 Republican State
- 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
- 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
|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:
Why I am not a Democrat (Please allow me to explain in my own words):
- 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
the liberty of the people. This involves enforcing laws to protect the rights of the people while
eliminating wasteful regulation.
How We Lost Our Liberties:
- The party of The Constitution that guarantees every state in the union the right to a
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Some Favorite Quotes:
- "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
Taking A Stand (not for "sheeple"):
- "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
- "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
Some Favorite Verses:
- "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
- "If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind, whom should we
- "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
- "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
- "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,
- "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
Steve Tougas, Introducing himself on QATV,
2017 Quincy City Council At-Large Campaign
Steve Tougas' Grassroots Endorsements, Republican:
Steve Tougas' Information and Contacts:
- 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
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 Word) 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.
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
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 back. FYI:
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
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 0.0022įC 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. The principles of Liberty imply personal responsibility,
but Liberty also says you're free to marry your hamster, if you want; although, 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
people the Good News). I'm sure the people of Sodom and Gomorrah know the truth 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
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 Ė 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 wonít 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
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
Massachusetts Family Institute
June 27th Local Legislature vote on H4014,
- Sat/Sun June 30-July 1, 2018 Patriot Ledger
The Counselling Ban Bill (and why I have a good chance of winning):
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
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
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 theyíll 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
"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 manís free speech
to declare independence from British tyranny is another robotís 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.
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, thatís on top of the $1.4 in bonds
heís 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 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
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.