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Farnham announces candidacy

Beth Farnham

I, Beth Farnham, do hereby submit my name as a candidate for Representative in Congress, District 13.

I ask voters to please write in my name and fill in the corresponding oval, instead of voting for John Joyce.

As an elected Adams County Democratic Committee member and former registered Republican of Pennsylvania, I have witnessed conspiracy theory and Christian exclusion subvert our American ideals of Democracy as well as actual Christianity.

As a fifteen year resident of Adams County, I have lived among hypocrites who wrap themselves in the United States flag and carry a Bible, then discount Black Lives, Women’s Rights, public education, voting rights, stewardship of the Earth, and welfare programs, while they exalt personal freedoms to threaten others with firearms, pollution, and infectious disease.

When Black Lives Matter, when Women’s Rights are Human Rights, when No Human is Illegal, when Love is Love, and when Science is Real, then we embrace “the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” and we love our neighbors as ourselves.

Life is defined by the Biblical concept “first breath” and so…the murders of Black people at the hands of racist police officers, students at the bullets of gleeful gun nuts, medically vulnerable at the respirations of antivaxxers, and starving children at the fists of a selfish society are contrary to that basic right, while fetal termination is not. Truths of peer-reviewed Science, Critical Race Theory, gun statistics, and the like shall not be hidden under a bushel, but revealed for All.

A vote for me is a vote for the American ideals of individual worth, equal rights, liberty, enfranchisement, and majority rule, once promised by our Founding Fathers, improved by the marching generations, and manifested in you.

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