First, let me be very clear: I am not a politician. I am a data analyst, statistician, and database architect. I have no intention of babbling about my positions on the issues without considering the issue myself, and I am not above admitting when I am wrong.
I am also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served in that body for 8 years as an enlisted man. During that time, I was deployed twice: the first to Japan, and the second to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield (later Operation Desert Storm). If there's one thing Marines know how to do, it's fight for a cause that we hold sacred, and for me, that cause is to reject what I have observed as the political extremism of the "Old Parties" and return congressional representation to a more politically centered influence.
Libertarians like me believe that each person is unique -- an individual with individual needs, thoughts, and dreams, and individual responsibilities. As such, we believe that you are the best person to decide what to do for you and your family, not big government. Libertarians believe that, as long as Americans are not harming others, they should be free to live their lives and pursue their own interests free from intrusion or interference by big government into their personal lives, family lives, and business decisions.
Let me also assure you that I am not blinded by naivete, or by wearing rose-colored lenses. Being a candidate from a political third party, it is fairly obvious that I am facing a nearly overwhelming challenge simply to mount an effective campaign. This makes a "grass roots" campaign more difficult -- but not impossible. It just requires a little "outside-of-the-box" (or, more to the point, outside of the district) thinking.
iSideWith Quiz (for Texas Congressional District 24)