Monday, June 7, 2010
Barbara Anderson's Membership Message
Dear CLT Activist;
As part of the excitement of
Revolution 2010, CLTís founder has returned to the active political
Long-time members will fondly remember Edward F. King, who founded CLT
in 1974 to fight the Legislatureís proposed graduated income tax. He
then led a petition drive for "The King Amendment," a constitutional
amendment for a state tax limit. This was the petition that Chip
Faulkner and I, as volunteers, collected the most signatures on,
bringing us to the attention that got us hired as staffers.
The petition didnít get through the Legislature's constitutional
convention but Ed helped us get started on Prop 2Ĺ before retiring from
the CLT board of directors (though he returned briefly to help fight the
grad tax again in 1994).
Ed also ran for governor in 1978, at the same time as conservative
Democrat Edward J. King, who defeated Dukakis in the primary. Our Ed
lost the Republican primary to the establishment candidate, then a lot
of us supported the other Ed King, who after he left office, became a
Republican AND joined CLT! (And now more recent CLT activists know a lot
of interesting stuff about us all that you didnít know before today).
Though retired from his business and major political involvement, Ed is
caught up in the same excitement we are all feeling about this key 2010
election, and has become actively involved with a candidate in his
congressional district, the 9th, for the seat presently occupied by
While Steve isnít the worst of our congressmen, he voted against
ObamaCare only because it didnít go far enough toward "single-payer";
this is the year to defeat as many Congressional Democrats as possible
and take back the House! Chip Ford and I are actively supporting Bill
Hudak in the 6th and we know many of you are involved in your own
CLT itself canít endorse candidates and our PAC canít be involved in
federal races. We are sending this letter only as a message from our
founder and the chairman emeritus of CLT. We love you, Ed, glad youíre
back for Revolution 2010!
Edward F. King
84 Hastings Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
June 4, 2010
When I decided to run for governor in 1978, after working very hard
on the development of Proposition 2Ĺ, (having already founded
Citizens for Limited Taxation), I made a commitment to quickly
return to being a private citizen and a business person. In fact,
the only real promise that I made during my campaign was to never
run for office again! And I kept that promise.
Recently, I met with a congressional candidate in the 9th district.
To be honest, he reminds me of a young me. His positions on the
issues of taxes, business climate, and jobs, are in full agreement
with my own philosophy. His name is Keith Lepor and, believe me, he
understands that low taxes spur the economy, that less regulation
improves the business climate, and that government ďmeddlingĒ
As a bonus, Keith has extensive experience abroad. He has traveled,
worked, and studied throughout the world. For over 20 years, he has
done international consulting, and has undertaken strategic
analysis, has been an embedded combat photojournalist, and most
recently spent a year in Afghanistan. He worked in support of US and
In summary, we have the ideal candidate. A fiscal conservative who
also understands the necessity for a strong foreign and defense
His only perceived weakness is that he is relatively unknown in
Massachusetts political circles and does not have personal wealth.
If we are serious about changing the direction of national fiscal
policy, we have to help him!
Keith represents the new breed of citizen activist as opposed to
career politicians. You can learn more about him or make a
contribution to his campaign here:
Keith Lepor for Congress
P.O. Box 8068
Boston, MA 02114
Since 1978, I have been very
careful about endorsements and using my name for fundraising
purposes. Keith Lepor causes me no hesitation. Please help him!
Edward F. King
Citizens for Limited Taxation
▪ PO Box 1147
▪ Marblehead, MA 01945