I miss you

Hi Romeo,

I miss you and I miss your blogs on what is happening on our island. I totally understand your need to focus on your campaign (you have our votes don’t worry about that) but I miss checking your blogs for all the corruption going on by this administration. I feel like they are shutting you out (in their childish way but it is not succeeding) and at the same time we don’t get our daily dose of their antics and corruption. Please feed us. We are hungry!!!!

Your fan, your friend and your senatorial candidate supporter.

Sam

Anonymous said: Your efforts to get registered voters, who don't vote due to apathy or lack of trust in our government is crucial to getting you elected. Stay focused on positive solutions that benefit the general public. Don't get hooked by detractors who try to bait you. Guam politics gets dirty because the greedy "entitled" are jockeying to get their dirty paws on GovGuam's bank accounts. Stay on the high road and be yourself. Many supporters don't show it because they want to stay employed. Onward RC!

Anonymous said: "The Down-to-Earth, No BS, People-centric Senator Romeo Carlos". You don't need "The Honorable" in front of your name. Great ideas on how you will make your office truly "public". Please post your street wave schedule so your supporters will know when to stand with you. Remember to "honra i manamko" (honor the elders). If you get the head of the clan's approval, you'll have the whole clan behind you. God Bless You on Your Journey to VICTORY! Truth stands on its own. Guam needs change now.

Thanks for your support. While I have been subjected to a rash of “dirty politricks,” I remain focused on one thing: running a campaign of positive messages.

With 30,000 voters left behind by politics, a government they so distrust they refuse to vote, I think it is my Number One Priority to bring back truth in leadership. Truth stands alone, but the power of one is unbeatable.

It takes one man or woman with courage and conviction to make a difference. It takes one voter, determined to make a difference in our government and begin the change we all so desperately need now.

In the comings weeks, I will go out and wave. I will post, as requested, a schedule and hope you do come out and join me. Please! I would love to meet and talk about what you want your leaders to do for you and your family, and our community.

On Aug. 30, I humbly ask voters to cast one vote. Unlike any election before, this Primary Election offers voters a chance to send a STRONG message to their leaders - Republicans and Democrats! By bullet voting for ROMEO CARLOS, you will have the unique opportunity of sending a LOUD message for change.

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If you are tired of the broken promises. Please, give me one vote.

If you are sick of the corruption and dirty tricks to destroy lives, give me one vote.

If you want to protest the lies, deceit and manipulation of truth in government, then give me one vote.

One vote is the most powerful vote, the loudest voice you will have in a very long time. Give yourself one vote on Aug. 7.

Bring your family and friends to polls on Saturday, Aug. 30 and use the Power of One to send a strong and clear message to your leaders: That you have had enough. It’s time for change!

It’s time island residents feel their power and use it! Please take up the Power of One. One vote. It’s all you need. Then in November vote as you wish.

On Aug. 7th it’s all about you - and the power of ONE VOTE.

#8, Romeo Carlos for Senator.

My Goals

If given the chance to serve the people of Guam, I am fully committed to working honestly and in truth, in an effort to help restore and rebuild trust in government again.

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Almost half of the island’s eligible voters do not participate in the electoral process because of distrust in government and years of unfulfilled promised by elected officials.

Foremost, for me, is a deep concern over the alarming number of people who are so disconnected from their government that they don’t vote.

I believe this is probably the most critical issue we face today on Guam. It cannot be allowed to continue. I will work hard to reverse this disturbing trend of disengagement. I commit to providing truth in leadership and aggressively keeping voters informed about what is happening in their government and looking for solutions that truly put and keep the people of Guam the FIRST priority.

CLEAR.GU: Cannabis Law Education and Reform
Crime is rapidly spreading. Government resources are limited and stretched too thin. This cheats the more pressing needs to maintain a safe island for residents, businesses and tourists.

The increasing problems with rising crime rates, inadequate resources for police and the Dept of Corrections, as well as, an overwhelmed Court system demands real solutions that redirect our resources to where they are most urgently needed. Fighting cannabis and not crime is wrong.

We need solutions to change that - immediately.

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Our government must focus on drunk drivers and child molesters, and cut violent crimes. We can no longer allow ourselves to be distracted from the real fight - against crime. We must not be distracted from keeping our family and friends safe.

To achieve the goal of a safer Guam, one of my first acts as senator, will be the introduction of legislation to decriminalize marijuana on Guam, as so many island residents have been asking for for years.

Decriminalization is not legalization, but it is an effective way to refocus energy and commitment where it is needed most to protect the people, property and businesses of our island properly.

Rebuilding Unity in Our Community
Every year, it seems we lose more and more control of our government and authority, placing the future welfare of Guam in the hands of people who more often than not, can’t even find us on a map.

Past attempts to find parity with the political relationship with Washington, DC have only caused divisions in our community. One of the main goals of my first, and hopefully only, term would be the formation of a Constitutional Convention.

This effort would help unite our community.

Holding a Constitutional Convention brings all of us together, allowing all Guamanians the ability to participate in a civic process that will reshape the future of our government. Just this act alone - convening a Constitutional Convention - will enhance our credibility on future political status referendums and our ability to be self-governing.

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US officials and senators join the US legislative representative of Guam  Carlos Taitano, pictured on the right, as President Harry S. Truman (seated) signs the Organic Guam Act of 1950.

More importantly, it will help erase divisions such as those created by the Davis vs. Guam lawsuit challenging a Chamorro-only status vote. All of us have a stake in making the President, and every member of Congress, accountable to all the people of Guam via a public process that can not be ignored.

A successful Constitutional Convention is a powerful tool for change on Guam; a proposed constitution must be debated and reviewed by the President and Congress according to federal law.

Removing Barriers, Creating Opportunities
We cannot legislate prosperity; but, lawmakers can - and must - create opportunities. Building on the concept of “social enterprise,” I will use the resources allotted to my office to create direction action strategies that will have a real, meaningful, and sustainable impact on the lives of young adults and students.

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If given the chance to serve, my office space will be a community space with active programs to include a regular tutoring schedule, on-the-job training and other innovative ideas that are intended to show the people - and other elected leaders - that there is another way of doing the business of Guam; a way that will actually mean something to the people we touch.

Finally, the biggest task, my main goal will be to work hard to rebuild trust in government by restoring truth in leadership. The growing disaffection, currently hovering around 30,000 people, is an alarming statistic that only seems to grow each election cycle.

We cannot afford to allow this. All of us, whether elected or appointed, working in government MUST establish a higher standard than the current status quo.

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We must be diligent in our words and actions to begin the hard task of reversing the growing apathy and distrust that imperils our democracy. The people of Guam, especially the native inhabitants, cannot afford to see so many left behind by politics.

People know Guamblog for being truthful and helping them to relay their voices and opinions to a wider audience.

As senator, I will do the same for the people of Guam every day - and hopefully, in the process, motivate young people, older people, disillusioned people to once again believe that their government can work for them. And that’s the truth!

Congratulations

Glad to hear you are on the ballot and that our voices will be heard. You are a wonderful example of strength and courage for so many of us who have been victimized by this current administration and their abuse of power. Thank you and you have my vote so campaign hard my friend.