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May 5, 2011

Colorado man says now’s the time to fix America

CENTERVILLE — The first declared 2012 presidential candidate to campaign in Appanoose County was at The Continental in Centerville for a brief time Tuesday afternoon.

Conservative Republican presidential candidate John Davis and his "Let's Fix America" Votercade stopped briefly to talk about his platform, or "foundation."

"I like to call it my foundation, my roots. My roots don't change, my foundation don't change no matter what happens," Davis, who is a self-employed homebuilder who resides in Grand Junction, Colo., said. "But I'm pro-God, family, country, pro-military, pro-Second Amendment, pro-life, pro-balanced budget and pro-doing the right thing for the right reasons for Americans."

Davis said he decided to run for president one year ago after God spoke to his heart.

"God didn't have to prompt me very hard to go serve my country," Davis said.

Davis said the country needs to bring God back into the nation's heart and into public discourse.

"Our coin says, "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance, "One Nation Under God," Davis said. "Let's start showing it."

Davis said he prays for President Obama everyday, despite the fact he disagrees with his policies and the direction he's taken the country. He said the president is not always truthful.

"Every time our president gets up there and speaks, I'm thinking, yeah, oh man, but he's not telling the truth," Davis said. "But I want to believe him."

He said voters put in a lot of good people in 2010 and vowed they would do so again in 2012.

"And this next election, we've got to get out the vote. And the vote this next time stands for 'Victory Over Tyranny Exercise.'" Davis said. "Because we see a lot of tyranny right now. It's going to be worse if we don't vote some more good people back in."

On illegal immigration, Davis said the country needs to control the border with a continuous fence, register every illegal, make them pay into the system and earn the right to become U.S. citizens.

"All they want to do is work here and send a little money back to their families in Mexico. You can't fault them for that," Davis said. "But they've got to do it legally. And I'm not for amnesty."

Davis said we need to reduce the size of government, reduce fees and regulations on free enterprise and pass a balanced budget amendment. He said we need to do something now or it's going to be too late.

"We're in trouble. We're out of money. We're going over a cliff," he said. "I think we've only got a few years left before we're really going to be in trouble."

Davis said he asks for three things: He asks for prayers. He asks for people to get involved. He asks for donations to help fund the campaign.

"Times are tough, but we need your help," Davis said.

Davis plans to travel in a diesel motor home to every county in the United States and visit with voters about their concerns for America. Tuesday afternoon Davis made 12 campaign stops and so far they have visited 475 of the 3,148 counties in the country.

The Davis' reside in Grand Junction, Colo. They have six children and four grandchildren.

Find out more about Davis' presidential campaign at

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