One of the most interesting, if not surreal aspects of running a campaign is voting for oneself in the election.
However before I voted for me, I was honored to vote for the Libertarian slate of candidates before me on the ballot. These of course included my friend, John Jay Myers and Gary Johnson, for whom I am proud to have been selected as an Elector.
Yes, that is right, should the Governor win Texas, I will have the honor of going to Washington DC to cast my vote for Mr. Johnson in the Electoral College.
PS – I find it odd, and in fact wrong, that the ballot in Texas does not say “Electors for” on the Presidential slot. I distinctly remember this when I voted in New York.
Today I had the wonderful opportunity to speak to the First Grade Class at Marion Elementary about the purpose of government, what a candidate does and the upcoming election.
To open I think I developed a pretty good way of explaining our republican system.
I told them they would have three choices of ice cream: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. I then asked how many chose each flavor. The clear winner was chocolate, followed by vanilla and then strawberry.
I then explained that while chocolate was clearly the most popular, the purpose of government was to protect the choices of all especially those who liked strawberry.
I asked, “Would you be happy if the only choice was chocolate?”
Last night, I participated in a debate sponsored by the Allen Area Patriots. The Patriots are truly non-partisan and are to be lauded for their commitment to having all candidates and nominees at their events.
I believe the debate went quite well. It is my belief that whomever is elected, SD8 will be the most Libertarian seat in the Texas Senate. I was honored by many in the room who said that they were voting or had voted for me.
Here are three brief clips from the debate. My thanks to my wife for taking these.
OK, political gurus, policy wonks, and heck normal people as well, it is time for that fun game show: NAME… THAT… DEBATER… The show where we post quotes from the so-called “debates” and ask you to identify the speaker. Presidential Debate One “Middle-income families are being crushed. And so the question is how to get [...]
As readers of this blog will know, I am a huge fan of Randal O’Toole and his ideas on transportation. This is a great summation of why a vehicle miles tax is better than a gas tax. Solving the Problem of Traffic Congestion | NCPA Traffic congestion is a growing problem in many metropolitan areas. [...]
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I admit it. I am a terrible fund raiser. Honestly, I would rather think about issues and concepts than appeal for funds, but at this moment an appeal is needed. If you want to help my cause and the cause of Liberty, please visit my contribution page: http://electkless.com/give Any amount, even $5, is appreciated. If [...]