May 10, 2010
Press Release RE: Releasing Income Tax Records
Today, May 10, 2010, I am releasing my income tax records for the past five years. I vow to do the same each year I serve as U.S. Senator and the following year I leave this office. I have also vowed that I am running for one six year term because I believe in term limitations. Much can be accomplished in six years without the concern and time consumption of raising funds for a second term in office.
I am not using these measures to attack my fellow candidates. I am just doing what I feel is important to develop trust with every citizen and to demonstrate openness, honesty, integrity and transparency in government. Open records and free speech are the cornerstones and pillars of a free nation. They are the tools and the light to protect a nation against those who would abuse the rights of others. However, open records and free speech come with a great responsibility. They are also tied to Godly principles.
Open records and free speech come with the responsibility of selflessness and not personal agendas and goals. These pillars also come with the responsibility of being a visionary and possessing the ability to look out for the best interest of the “whole” and not the “few”.
Our nation cannot achieve great success on behalf of “The People” unless we return to Godly principles herein mentioned. Releasing my income tax records is my way to demonstrate to the citizens of Kentucky and to the citizens of the United States that I am “The People” and I am for “The People”; for a better nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.
John Stephenson, Republican U.S. Senate Candidate
PO Box 175885 Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017-5885