Dwayne Stovall has entered the race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in TX. Stovall will challenge incumbent John Cornyn and we wish him well! All [r]epublicans should check out Dwayne’s site and consider lending your suppo[r]t! A couple of months ago, members of the boards and steering committees of Clear Lake Tea Party, Alvin TEA Party Patriots and Pearland TEA Party had an opportunity to vet this candidate, and I personally believe that in conjunction with Ted Cruz, the senators from Texas will be a force with which to be reckoned! If you like what you hear, please consider sending a donation and/or volunteering. It will take boots on the ground to take back our Senate seat from the Establishment who no longer listens to their constituents. — Sheri Edwards
What follows in from Dwayne’s website, Texans for Stovall.
Do you want to restore the Constitution of the United States as written and amended?
Do you believe the Federal Government consistently works outside the limits placed on it by the Constitution?
Do you see how the United States of America, which the Constitution created as a Republic based in federalism, has declined into a Nation based in socialism?
If so, you are the one I am talking to.
I have held out hope that someone with Jeffersonian principles would step up to run against U.S. Senator John Cornyn, and it has become obvious that will not happen.
I have circulated a petition for the last two and a half months, to decide if there was enough grass roots support to motivate a common man with no political affiliations to enter the race. To that question, I can say there is plenty.
I am a Christian, Texan, husband, father, and small business owner in Cleveland, Texas. I have been happily married for 22 years and have 3 children. Starting with nothing and trying to build a business is an experience that everyone should have to go through. The thought that you can lose everything you have and upset the lives of everyone around you, because of a single poor decision or unexpected incident, will teach you lessons about life that no university can possibly provide. We have faced wolves at the door, and been blessed with the ability to keep them at bay. I am not rich, but I am blessed.
Thankfully I am not a lawyer or an over educated intellectual, but I do have a master’s degree in common sense. If you feel it is absolutely necessary to have a college degree to do the job of a U.S. Senator you can stop reading here.
When I entered my 40s I became acutely aware of the negative impact the last century of centralized planning and unconstitutional growth of the Federal Government has had on our State and our individual liberty. It was that awareness that motivated me to start learning again and which ultimately led me to the founders, framers, and ratifiers, of the Constitution of the United States.
I have since embarked on a never ending journey of self-education involving source documents and what the Constitution of the United States meant to the people at the time it was created, debated, and agreed to.
The underlying theme of everything I have learned so far is that “interpretations” of 20th century unelected progressive judges are generally adverse to the Constitution, and Texas, like every other state, is being taken over by tyranny in the form of federal judges; judges that take every opportunity to unconstitutionally expand the size and scope of the Federal Government at the expense of state sovereignty and independence.
I am in no way an historian or constitutional scholar, but almost none of the elite in DC are either and many actually view the Constitution as nothing more than an obstacle; a meaningless document.
I absolutely hate the idea of being in politics, but in late 2011 I became so distraught at what was being done to future generations of Texans that I came to a personal crossroads; I had to decide whether to simply stop voting altogether or to get in on the fight. So with just a few weeks left before the primary, I entered the race for State Representative in my district. I had about 12 weeks to campaign, but I still garnered 43% of the vote in each of the two counties I campaigned in.
Why don’t I run for that position again? Simple. We all know we are being destroyed by the power hungry elite in Washington D.C. and like it or not, the last vestige of a State’s check on the Federal is in the U.S. Senate. Although in 1913 the 17th amendment destroyed this check, I still expect a Senator to represent Texas as it was meant to be; as a sovereign and independent member of this Union. I am sick and tired of Senators selling us down the river with ever more debt and lost liberty, while at the same time lying to us about how conservative they are, or how loyal they are to their oaths to protect the Constitution.
That said; I want everyone to know that I think Ted Cruz has done a wonderful job so far, but as with all elected officials, especially lawyers, trust but verify, and I am certain Senator Cruz would agree.
Speaking of Senator Cruz: What if Senator Cruz spent the rest of his term voting for increasing the debt ceiling, increasing spending, destruction of the Constitution, and removal of State sovereignty and independence? Would you vote to reelect him? I’m sure your answer is the same as mine; absolutely not.
But what if the voting record I just described belonged to a two term incumbent? What if you knew that a Senator from Texas had a long history of voting in favor of growing the size and scope of the Federal Government? What if you knew that current Senator John Cornyn is not a friend of republicanism, federalism, or limited government? What if you knew that Senator Cornyn’s voting record would make him more historically aligned with a nationalist like Alexander Hamilton than with a supporter of individual liberty such as Thomas Jefferson? Would you still vote for him? I know these things to be true, and I can no longer remain silent.
The Senate was never intended to represent the people; that was the job of the House. Its primary purpose was to represent the best interest of the States. During the debates in Philadelphia George Mason argued that the branches of the new central government must have “the faculty of self-defense” and insisted that the selection of senators by state legislatures alone could meet that need. His motion passed. As Madison noted; surely the States needed to able to protect themselves against the likelihood that the federal legislature would swallow them up. (Again, the 17th amendment destroyed this check)
The primary job description of a United States Senator:
1. Propose amendments to, or concur with, bills and amendments originating in the House.
2. Propose bills or amendments that are NOT related to raising revenue.
3. To offer advice and consent to the President in matters related to Treaties and appointments.
This job of a United States Senator from Texas is not beyond the common citizen. It does not require a great education or skill. It requires that a person simply be honest, forthright, and loyal to the great State of Texas. A U.S. Senator should have a very strict set of guidelines:
1. Only support federal actions that are expressly authorized in the U.S. Constitution.
2. Never vote to increase the size and scope of the Federal Government.
3. Never vote to increase spending or to raise the debt ceiling.
4. Never vote for anything that will negatively affect Texas.
5. Actively include the Governor and the State legislature of Texas in the business of the U.S. Senate.
Future generations of Texans are being sentenced into servitude to a bankrupt unconstitutional National Government (not federal) that is becoming more tyrannical by the day. The founding principle of liberty is being destroyed by the very people we have entrusted to protect it and we cannot afford to stand by any longer. If you will have me I will gladly take up the fight, but I will need your help to do so.