“The land of the free and the home of the brave”
Thomas Tarantella is seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party for the 5th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Thomas Tarantella was born and raised in the small town of Renovo, Pennsylvania, located in Clinton County. He has been married 31 years to his wife, Ann Tarantella. Throughout those years they have had three children and now five grandchildren. Thomas spent 22 years in the US Army and during his tenure was a member of the Rapid Deployment Force, a Paratrooper, and a Lite Fighter. He was deployed around the world and was awarded several Campaign ribbons, a Bronze Star, 5 Meritorious Service Medals, 4 Army Commendation Medals, 13 Army Achievement Medals, and was honorably discharged in 2002.
Thomas stands for equal opportunity for all citizens through minimum wage and the equality of our education. Quality education can give all citizens the opportunity to reach their potential. There should be freedom from government interference in our private lives and personal decisions. The right to privacy is a basic human right. The Constitution does not specifically mention a right to privacy. However, Supreme Court decisions over the years have established that the right to privacy is a basic human right, and as such is protected by virtue of the 9th Amendment. The people of the United States should feel security in their homes and safety in their streets through better police force training.
Thomas Tarantella stands for the separation of church and state to preserve individual freedom, as set forth in the constitution. Although the phrase “separation of church and state” does not appear anywhere in the Constitution, the phrase is commonly thought to mean that the government should not establish, support, or otherwise involve itself in any religion.
Thomas believes that a strong United States is needed – morally, diplomatically, and militarily. There needs to be more talking on our end and less fighting, at lease without more information. It’s important, morally, that we have quality education, more training, family values, and appropriate discipline. Militarily – our soldiers need better taken care of when at war and when home, they need medical care and should not have to try and survive on food stamps after fighting for our country. Let’s start taking responsibility for our actions.
If you believe in your heart that in today’s world we need a government of the people, by the people, and for the people; then Thomas Tarantella is asking for your support as the Democratic Party nominee for the 5th Congressional District. This is “the land of the free because it is the home of the brave”.