Monday, February 8, 2010


My candidacy for State Representative, District 73 is only a few weeks old and already I have received tremendous encouragement from a wide variety of individuals. Perhaps none, however, were as moving as that received from Major Michael Fagan, a rescue helicopter pilot in Vietnam with 301 combat missions and 28 combat saves. In addition, Major Fagan served as a helicopter operations officer in Cambodia during the evacuation of Phnom Penh.

With Michael's permission, I am posting below what he wrote:

"Are you crazy? Hell yes! You are totally mad! Mad as hell, I think you said. You are as crazy as those idiots who stood by a bridge in Concord on April 19, 1775, in the insane belief that they could form a government which represented the People. You are as nuts as that black woman who wouldn't sit in the back of the bus. You are as far off the wall as the millions of us who fought and bled in wars with which we didn't necessarily agree with to preserve a system -- a culture -- a way of life in which we had a choice and a future.

I was strong among those who wanted change. What I got is not the change I bargained for. Yes, I support your insanity because it parallels my own. I have my own pet issues but they are like yours. I do not live in Texas (at this time!) but I am behind every warm blooded American who wants to take back our Constitution and Bill of Rights -- and among those rights is the freedom to keep the bulk of what I earn and spend it wherever the hell I want! Industry and business make a strong economy, not big government. Redistribution of wealth eliminates real wealth and thus the ability to hire, innovate, grow and make others wealthy. The current occupants of the big chairs need a refresher course in history and economics.

Go for the gold! The politics of Texas won't be totally real to me until I retire and move back to my adopted home but every assault upon the current utterly unsustainable economic policy and totally unacceptable deterioration of our fundamental hard won freedoms demands my support -- at any level in any place.

I don't have much. They don't pay schoolteachers very well in Missouri either. But, give me an address and maybe I can find a few bucks to contribute to reclaiming a little of what I fought for for twenty years."

Thank you Michael. Thank you very much.

1 comment:

  1. That is probably one of the most incredible and encouraging things I have read in a very long time. You have some amazing prople behind you. All my best to you, Robert!!