I’ve seen what happens when good people don’t stand up in the face of tyranny. I had to ask myself, am I going to be part of the problem, or part of the solution?
Billy Joe Wardlow, at age 45, was on death row in Texas since he was 20 and was executed by lethal injection at 6:28pm on the evening of July 8.
Running for Congress is not something for the faint of heart, I always thought that I’d never have the ego to run for Congress. But then I realized, while I don’t have that kind of self-interest, I do have the urgency of the families in my district, and that’s why I’m doing this.
There are a lot of reasons that you’d be inclined to give up. But my faith and my optimism in this country and especially in young people has never been greater. They give me reason for hope.
Come November, voters will have a choice between electing an ass-kicker who will fight for them or an ass-kisser who has sold them out to the special interests and billionaires who fund his campaign.
Half of the labor unions in Houston, for example, are oil and gas related, but they still found me to be a trustworthy advocate for their rights in the workplace and for their general health and wellbeing—someone who will bring them to the table.
“By the time it was all said and done, Bloomberg had spent over five-hundred million dollars of his own money on his campaign. In only sixteen weeks, Rome was built, and on Super Tuesday, Rome had fallen.”
“The majority of us as well as many others felt as if the sky was falling, and that we were running for office to lift the sky back up and back into its proper place.”