Thank you for visiting my website. I'm just a regular guy who is about as upset as anyone with our lack of political representation in Washington, D.C.
I won't claim to have all the answers but will always try to be open minded and as honest as I can about where I stand. I am not so much against anyone or anything
as I am FOR America, for the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and for the working people of America.
We find ourselves at a place and time where America is more divided than ever, and the days of electing the 'expert,' millionaire, professional politician is
over, because these rich and powerful experts have forgotten that they represent working people, the backbone and very fiber of America! They don't live the lives
of the average American and have little if any understanding of our problems. I began thinking about running for office when I heard reports of Senators swearing and
cursing unemployed working people as 'lazy' because in the environment the same senators and members of congress helped create...there simply were few jobs to be had.
How dare they?
Yet another factor affecting my decision to run for office was when members of the house (including our current Congresman) and senate passed the 'Patriot Act,' stripping the average American of
basic civic and constitutional rights. The same rights they are sworn to defend in their oath of office, from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Having walked around the district, stopping by small businesses and shops, knocking on doors to get petition signatures (to get on the ballot), I have not met many people who think the Patriot Act, and shredding the Bill of Rights is a good idea at all (as a matter-of-fact, I met only one supporter of this unconstitutional act). Through NAFTA and GATT
treaties, and economic mismanagement these same expert and professional politicians have left the American economy in trouble, again, betraying the American people.
Through TARP, again, we have been betrayed and our treasury looted as politicians rewarded their billionaire banker friends with taxpayer money. While the top 1% profits off the misery of human trafficking and slavery in places like Burma, Communist China, India and Pakistan, there just is no way for the American working person to compete with slaves for a crust of bread or bowl of rice instead of decent wages and benefits to support ourselves and our families, let alone to live the American dream.
I am not, and will not claim to be perfect because as anyone else, I am not perfect. I try my best, and like many people, I have had my share of
financial and legal issues in the past. I have to be honest and tell you that up front.
As I walk and talk with working-class families across the 11th Congressional District, I hear over and over again that Texans want an independent and real voice
standing up for them in Congress. That's why I'm running. I hope you'll take the time to learn about me and our campaign. Please consider contributing and volunteering for
our campaign? I am just a regular guy, and I need your help. We ae grateful for all the people, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians and Republicans who have singed our petitions to get Jim Riley on the ballot in the 11th District, tired of a Do-Nothing-Congressman, who has voted against our freedom and liberty in support of the Patriot Act, who has voted for T.A.R.P. and Free Trade, again against the interest of the American Economy and the American working-class, who has voted to send tax dollars abroad to build classrooms and schools while voting to cut education for American children, and to reduce Pell Grants for American working-class college students, he has voted to kill Medicare for those of us 55 and younger, while his benefits will be taken care of forever, and who is silent and absent, when the people in our district have issues with just getting fresh drinking water because of deterioration infrastructure although he has voted for money to be spent drilling wells and putting in water wells and filtration systems in other countries. Together, we can, and we will, WIN for America, Texas and the 11th District!!!
If YOU support teachers, students, firefighters, police officers, working Americans, senior citizens and the disabled...YOU are on our team and I am on your team! If you believe in an America that educates our children so that every generation can exceed the expectations of the last generation, and an America that gets better and stronger because of the hard work of the average American, then YOU are on our team, and again, I am on your team!
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