Save Our State of Massachusetts
State Sen. Steven Baddour, elected in January 2002 to the First Essex District seat that serves Haverhill, Methuen, Amesbury, Salisbury, Newburyport, Merrimac and four precincts in North Andover is leaving Beacon Hill to become a partner at the Boston law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery. Already a partner in the law firm of Manzi & McCann Baddour & Nierman while serving as Senator to the First Essex District, questions relative to Baddour’s timing so near November elections are being raised, as well as concerns for the bill he filed seeking comprehensive welfare reform which included drug tests for all applicants and a photo ID requirement for all Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card holders.
Sam Meas and his daughters, Monique and Sydney. (Courtesy of Sam Meas)
On the brighter side of things, sources close to Sam Meas say his announcement to run for Baddour’s seat is imminent. Meas ran for Congress in Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District for the seat currently held by Nikki Tsongas. Raising enough money to beat an incumbent Democrat was as difficult then as it would prove to be now, but an open seat may just make the prospect of having a former Cambodian orphan and refugee representing us on Beacon Hill more conceivable.
Meas was born in Cambodia sometime between 1970 and 1972. According to his web page, “Mr. Meas’s father was sent to be ‘re-educated’ by the Khmer Rouge and was never heard from again. During the chaos following the regime’s collapse in 1979, Mr. Meas was separated from his mother. He never saw her again. Marching night and day toward the Thai border with a cousin, Mr. Meas recalls stepping over corpses and watching bloated bodies float down jungle waterways.”
After about 6 years in a refugee camp, at about the age of 15, Meas was adopted, via Catholic Charities, by a single parent in Virginia who raised a guy who appears now to be everything that Americans should revere in their nation. While not rich, he is nevertheless the epitome of the American Dream. “D.O.B unknown – Former Cambodian orphan and refugee running for Congress“.
Perhaps the most striking testament to Meas’ qualifications for representing “US” in these times is his claim that after living and surviving refugee camps and witnessing communism first hand, few are more proud, or devoted to the American Dream, and the concept of freedom, liberty, and representing “We the People” than Meas. His quote from an interview that ran in a Cambodian newspaper during his run for Congress is both refreshing, and provides validation that Meas may be just the candidate to replace Baddour in these uncertain times of candidates’ commitments to representing “We the People”, hearing our voices, and fighting for our interests, and America’s exceptionalism.
We believe that America is not just like any other country. America is an exceptional country and we are proud to be Americans. We believe in the exceptional spirit of the American people. We have great respect and profound admiration for the “American Dream”. We will protect and defend the United States Constitution so that we can pass on the blessing of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Sam Meas
“Who could be more American than a Cambodian-born victim of communism who views his adoption into the USA as “going from hell to heaven” and who ends his campaign ads by saying “I’m Sam Meas. I approve this message and I approve of the American Dream.”? Continue reading on Examiner.com A truly American candidate for Congress – National Capitalist | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/capitalist-in-national/a-truly-american-candidate-for-congress#ixzz1qQ1rwjns