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The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.


When asked why I am running, here it is (from Hobson’s Choice, Wall Street Journal, May 14, 1952, that I give to anyone who works for me):

On the sea there is a tradition older even than the traditions of the country itself and wiser in its age than this new custom that men should no longer be held accountable for what they do as well as for what they intend. It is the tradition that with responsibility goes authority and with them both goes accountability.

This accountability is not for the intentions but for the deed. The captain of a ship, like the captain of state, is given honor and privileges and trust beyond others. But let him set the wrong course, let him touch ground, let him bring disaster to his ship or to his men, and he must answer for what he has done. No matter what, he cannot escape.

It is cruel, this accountability of good and well-intentioned men. But the choice is that or an end to responsibility and finally, as the cruel sea has taught, an end to the confidence and trust in the men who lead, for men will not long trust leaders who feel themselves beyond accountability for what they do.

And when men lose confidence and trust in those who lead, order disintegrates into chaos and purposeful ships into uncontrollable derelicts —which has happened too much to our U.S. Ship of State today.

I am running to restore the trust to America, of who we are and what we truly stand for, when united together.
Help me lead this nation to our true greatness: integrity and honor, service to country, to others, above ourselves. That is who we are, and who we must be to restore American greatness to the world as the ideal of how to be.
I promise to serve you, above party, above self, above any special interest…no matter the cost.


Joe Sestak


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