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Beth Farnham asks for write-in support as Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative

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.

Learn more about my campaign here.

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Candy Paulson
Candy Paulson
1 year ago

Bravo!!!

Fran K. Ingram
Fran K. Ingram
1 year ago

Since I do not know your preferred pronoun, I will just refer to you as Beth. So Beth why would you judge all people who happened to love their Nation’s flag and carry a Bible to be hypocrites? Don’t you have any supporters who feel the same about their flag and the Bible? Myself, being an independent thinker and voter, love my flag and my Bible. Last week, I learned how to shoot my pistol after 50 years of fear of a gun. I conquered that fear through knowing that safety comes first. How liberating it is to know I… Read more »

Cole Hoffen
Cole Hoffen
1 year ago
Reply to  Fran K. Ingram

What don’t you get about venting elsewhere? Please take your religiously downtrodden self elsewhere and spread your bile. The Bible is riddled with references to not passing judgement on each other. If you were truly biblical you would know that God reserves that right to Her and Her alone (yes, I am made in Her image). Christ himself gave us the gift of the last two and greatest commandments. 1. Love one another as I have loved you. 2. Go into all the world and practice this love, which includes attempting to leave the earth a better place for the… Read more »

Elizabeth Lynch
Elizabeth Lynch
1 year ago

Thank you, Beth, for offering your time and commitment to public service for the good of all.

Ralph
Ralph
1 year ago

Thanks, Beth! You are my kind of candidate. Too many pseudo Christians who are all too eager to deny the rights of others.

Fran K. Ingram
Fran K. Ingram
1 year ago
Reply to  Ralph

There is no such identity as a “pseudo Christian”. You either are a Christian or you are not. Christians cherish their Bibles; they believe Faith with good works of treating others as you would like them to treat you.

Margaret Anne Berry
Margaret Anne Berry
1 year ago

Yeah, you have my vote!