Tag: RPT

Statement: Officially Running for State Chair, RPT

Greetings, everyone!

Tomorrow is National Airborne Day. National Airborne Day is a special day designated to honor the U.S. Airborne Forces and the first parachute jump of 48 volunteer members of the U.S. Army Parachute Test Platoon on August 16, 1940. This day is annually observed on August 16 by Congress and was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2009.

The use of parachutes was an innovative method of warfare during World War II. This gave our armed forces an opportunity to deploy the troops behind enemy lines. The first parachute jump pioneered the way for future jumps and marked the birth of new airborne forces, that might play a vital role in the future of military operations.

British General Bernard Montgomery had this to offer about Airborne troops, “What Manner Of Men Are These That Wear The Maroon Beret? They are firstly all volunteers and are toughened by physical training. As a result they have infectious optimism and that offensive eagerness which comes from well-being. They have ‘jumped’ from the air and by doing so have conquered fear.

Their duty lies in the van of the battle. They are proud of this honour. They have the highest standards in all things whether it be skill in battle or smartness in the execution of all peace time duties. They are in fact – men apart – every man an emperor.

Of all the factors, which make for success in battle, the spirit of the warrior is the most decisive. That spirit will be found in full measure in the men who wear the maroon beret”

I was blessed, honored, to have worn the Maroon beret in my service to this nation. I earned the privilege to wear the US Army Master Parachutist, Army Air Assault, Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist wings and insignia. And, during my first duty station I earned my Italian Airborne wings.

This past summer we remembered the 75th Anniversary of Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, the liberation of Europe from the tyranny of Nazi Germany. And leading the way, the night prior, were US Army paratroopers, 82d and 101st, Airborne and Glider troopers who went in behind enemy lines.

And, it was the 101st Airborne Division who was blessed to be told that they had a “Rendezvous with Destiny.”

Therefore, I cannot think of a better time than the eve of August 16, 2019, the tenth-year anniversary of National Airborne Day, to officially announce my candidacy for the Chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas.

Texas has always had a “Rendezvous with Destiny” and right now the Lone Star State’s destiny is being challenged by the threat of progressive socialism. I stand ready to “hook up” and parachute into this fight, behind their lines, and take this ideological fight to those who embrace the ideals and policies antithetical to individual freedom, liberty, and self-determination.

I will take that infectious optimism and offensive eagerness to rally constitutional conservatives in Texas for the battle to “Hold Texas, Hold the Nation.” My life has been defined by service, sacrifice, and commitment to our Constitution. And, there is no better State in our Republic that reflects true American principles, values, than Texas. However, we are facing an onslaught that has overtaken several States to the west of Texas. This political opposition believes Texas is their next conquest. I say no! We must not forget that the Republican Party of Texas was founded on July 4, 1867, sharing our birth with that of this nation. And today, we are embroiled in a new fight for individual independence, rights, freedom, liberty, against the forces of dependence, collective subjugation, and victimization.

I will be the “first one in the door” as your Jumpmaster and when the green light comes on will look over my shoulder and give that command: ”Follow Me.”

Follow me at West4Texas.com, and please donate to our noble endeavor. This is our present-day mission, our destiny is before us. Let us embrace the “warrior spirit” that will lead us to a decisive victory in 2020 that will send a message to the progressive socialist left.

“Don’t Mess with Texas.”

Statement: Exploratory Committee for RPT Chair

Greetings everyone. First, I would like to wish y’all a Happy 243rd American Independence Day. Truly, we live in the greatest nation the world has known. There is no place like America, founded on the fundamental principles of individual sovereignty, liberty, freedom, and rights. We have, over these past 243 years, striven to become a “more perfect Union,” as is stated in our Constitution, our rule of law.

Tomorrow is, indeed, our Independence Day, and we should participate in the grand celebrations and fireworks displays. However, before we turn to that celebratory manner, let us all take the time to do as those Americans did 243 years ago: read the entire Declaration of Independence. Gather ‘round in your homes, with your children and grandchildren, and share the words of Thomas Jefferson that set forth the establishment, creation, of our United States of America. It is the least we can do to honor our forefathers and foremothers.

However, Independence Day also has a special meaning for me, here, in the State of Texas, the place I have called home for the past five years.

It was on July 4th, 1867 that the Republican Party of Texas was established, down in the Houston-Galveston area. Y’all know that I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee, and we Volunteers have a special place in our hearts for Texas. As well, as a Constitutional Conservative black man, it warms my heart that on Independence Day, 152 years ago, 150 Blacks came together to form the Republican Party of Texas, yes, here in the Lone Star State. One of the early Chairmen of the Texas Republican Party was a man named Norris Wright Cuney, for whom today, Cuney Homes in Houston are named. He served as the RPT Chairman from 1884-1898 and was considered one of the most powerful black men of the 19th century. Something tells me that he would not be happy to have his name on a government housing project. That does not represent economic emancipation.

As I look ahead as to how I can best continue my service to our Constitutional Republic, and the great state of Texas, my family and I have decided to explore the opportunity for me to be the next Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.

Some of you may ponder why. Let me explain.

I am not into personal achievements; that is not the true nature of leadership. Leadership is about what you enable others to achieve, to attain their own greatness, and pursue their dreams, hopes, and aspirations. The fight for America is not in the US Senate or the US House of Representatives . . . it is right here in the state of Texas. It is here that an ideological battle is being waged, and as a soldier, we move to the sound of the guns.

My objective is to recruit, train, resource, equip, and deploy Constitutional Conservative candidates to win elections from the local, to the state, and the national level, and defeat the scourge of progressive socialism here in this blessed state of Texas.

It is here, in Texas, where we celebrate rugged individualism, not collective subjugation. It is here in Texas that we celebrate individual will, drive, and determination . . . not the surrender to the intrusive and onerous will of a few. It is here in Texas that the American character is defined, and recognized, worldwide. It is here in Texas where we shall make the stand as we pledge to “Hold Texas, Hold the Nation.” And, as Lt. Col William Travis said in his February 24th, 1836 letter from The Alamo, “Victory or Death.”

Between now and the Texas State GOP convention next May 2020 in Houston — how appropriate — I will be traveling the state and meeting you, the sons and daughters of Liberty in the Lone Star State.

I ask for your prayers as we embark upon this incredible journey. Now, of course, we can expect the opposition to do as they always have. As a matter of fact, when those 150 blacks established the Republican Party of Texas, they were confronted by a Democrat Party using the tactics of threats, coercion, intimidation, mandates (black codes), and even violence (Ku Klux Klan) to suppress their quest for liberty, freedom, and equality. There are some things in life that never change.

We have a landing page up and operational, and shortly we will have a website enabling you to support this endeavor, as well as be a part of this red wave of conservatism, meaning individual liberty and freedom.

But, for now, enjoy our American Independence Day, and the day the Republican Party of Texas was established. There is no coincidence there, as we will reestablish the home of Liberty, Freedom, and Individual rights here, in the Republican Party of Texas.

God bless y’all, God bless Texas, and God bless these United States of America.