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"Why me?  Why now?  What can I do for you?...  I've already been "at-large" for years 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 Quincy money every time they buy locally, and starting a ballot petition to stop the proliferation of the Mass Pike tolls to all the major highways.  Now I want to change the current tax-and-spend culture in our city government.  On November 7th, elect me, and I will continue to work for you as a City Councilor to lower and to keep your taxes low."--Steve Tougas

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WHO IS STEVE TOUGAS?

Steve Tougas


Steve Tougas, 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 Citizen's Petition
  • Volunteer: End Common Core, End The Bathroom Bill, and Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortion Citizen's Petition's Braintree/Quincy Town Captain
  • Volunteer: End The Tolls Citizen's Petition 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. Sentate; 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: Liberty Candidate, 2016 Republican State Committee (Won Quincy against my Establishment incumbent opponent)
  • Volunteer: Delegate, 2014 Republican State Convention
  • 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 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'm already At-Large and Working For You!  If you want me as your City Councilor At-Large too, please Vote For Me!
Pictures and Links:


Steve Tougas, Explaining on QATV how he saved Quincy residents money, every time they buy locally


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, Rally On The Boston Common, 2013

As a candidate for Liberty for the people of Quincy, 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 Quincy and Massachusetts number one.  I also want Quincy to continue to be a place where people want to live, raise a family, work, play, and be a welcoming place for tourists to come, visit our history rich city, and learn about the freedom and liberty that made her "The City of Presidents".

  • 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 to be smart about determining what to keep and what to cut, as well as knowing what to add 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 cause them to have to pay for it.  I have heard some who have said that the people deserve the government they voted for, and I must agree.

  • The Details?  Click here to read more.
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 you're 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
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
Steve Tougas's 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 - State Committee, 2nd Middlesex
  • Norman Tuttle - Chairman, Ward 1, Quincy
Steve Tougas's Information and Contacts:

NEWS AND INFORMATION



Rep. David DeCoste, Chip Faulkner-CLT, Steve Tougas
Mass Pike Expansion Opposition Testimony:
  • 10/24/2017 - 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 higways 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 agaist, 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 intitiative to End The Tolls was rejected by the State Attorney General.




End The Tolls - News & Information
End The Tolls Citizen's Petition Update:
  • 09/06/2017 - 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....



Page last updated: 11/05/2017