Danny Skelly is running for US Senate in the state of Colorado. Danny is a small business, father and a bipartisan independent. He is a write in candidate. Danny is ready to serve the state of Colorado and country. He is trading a business he built in Evergreen, CO over the last 9 years to help fix Washington.
Danny know that career politicians are what is wrong with Colorado and the United States. These politicians spend decade after decade in power and then when the elections come around they blame everyone but themselves.
What Are My Political Beliefs?
I believe my views fall comfortably between John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. I was a liberal for most of my life. Then the Democrat party was hijacked by some pretty radical folks. I had to leave that party because it was no longer the Kennedy Democrats I was raised on by my school teacher father. I became a Republican and believed Ronald Reagan had some very good views. Now the Republicans don’t fit my views 100% either. That is why I believe a 3rd party that votes for the people is the answer. Someone that represents the people should never be forced to vote on party lines. It does no justice for the country or the American people.
Legislation Should Be Based On Facts and data
Legislation should be based on facts, data and common sense. Not knee jerk reactions and the fad of the week. Legislation is very hard to change once it is passed. It MUST be right the first time! I am an independent that has liberal views on most social issues and conservative views on financing our country. I believe there is a solution to every problem and that solution isn’t always the government.
What Committees Will I Serve?
What is My View on Defunding Police?
As I am to understand (there seems to be mixed messages) this movement is to either to make major reduction in police budgets or to completely dismantle police departments. This may be the most dangerous things we could ever do to our society. Here in Colorado the last thing we need to do is to add to response time in emergency and critical situations. We have very remote and hard to get to areas. This puts every person in Colorado in danger.
I am of the opinion that it is more important to add more funds to the police departments. The departments need more money for body cams and car cams. They also need more funding for safer less-than-lethal weapons. More money needs to be put into training officers to de-escalate a situation other than using force in all situations.
What is My View on the 2nd Amendment?
It is very clear that our right to keep and bear arms is a right bestowed upon us by the United States Constitution. The state of Colorado has been depending on guns since it was settled. To this day Coloradans in all political parties have guns in their homes and businesses.
Colorado has a long tradition of hunting embedded in its culture. Our farmers and ranchers need guns to protect themselves because of remote location, long police response time due to location and wildlife threatening their livelihood and cattle.
Every American deserves the right to protect themselves from criminals, wild animals and a tyrannical over reaching government.
How Will I Help Small Businesses?
Small businesses are the driving force of our economy. They are your friends and neighbors. They are what makes our country great. They are capitalism by definition.
The first thing I would is start by redefining what the SBA and Feds consider a “small business”. They classify a business of 1,500 employees or less a small business. Any small business owner (like myself) knows that is a very big business. The actual small business community needs access to liquidity much more than these large businesses.
Current conditions with Covid shutdowns have proven this. The fact so many small businesses did “qualify” for a loan tells us the system is broken. Companies (such as my own) that have never asked for government were left out is despicable. I will give tax breaks and incentives to small business owners and people that take the risk to provide products and services to their community.
Here is a short video on my stance on small businesses and their employees:
What Does Danny Think About the Protests?
I believe the 1st amendment gives everyone in this country has the right to assemble peacefully and protest anything they would like. This is a right that CAN NOT be taken away by law or executive order.
When this becomes a problem is when protesters block public streets. Protesters can apply for permits so traffic can be re routed so people can still live their lives and get to work and emergency vehicles to get where they need to go.
It becomes even a bigger problem when they stop businesses from their ability to open and make money. Even worse when they spray paint or vandalize private or public property.
Another issue happens when they take over American soil and claim it as their own. The message is muted and not heard when things get violent and destructive. It is becomes counter productive at that point. Please Keep Checking Back to See My Stance on Political Issues?
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MORE TO COME!