I am running for Congress to be the voice that we have not heard in a long time. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to stand up and speak, to object. I am running to be an advocate and a representative of the 5th District. To say No to when the administration closed the coal mines.
To Vote No when the government wants to Trample on your Liberties and Rights.
I am a widower who also knows the great pain and hurt of losing two small daughters. I bring this up because I don’t want anybody to think I am insensitive of not understanding what it feels like to lose love ones. But I also want everybody to know and understand that I also have visited Auschwitz. I have seen the atrocities government can do to their own citizens.
Until recently, the most significant impact I have made as an American is fighting for a right I felt was necessary, which was taking a stand on the 2nd Amendment as a citizen. I never ran for office at that time, and I have never done anything special politically except maybe attend some political events and stick yard signs in the ground. I didn't even want to take credit for it.
Over five years ago, an incident called the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting happened. For three days after that, every morning I would get up, make my coffee, and read the news on the internet. For three days, the left kept the rhetoric going that they need to take the guns away from citizens, that we have to do something, they kept saying. So on the third day, I decided to do something for our side. I drove to the Sheriff's office and talked to him about what was going on in the news. You see, three months prior I had a talk with the Sheriff, and we ended our conversation with his response to my question: I asked him, how do you feel about the Bill of Rights? His response was, "I embrace them." "I believe in them," he said. I told him, "Someday I will test you to see if you are telling me the truth." He smiled and told me, "Yes, please do. You will see it for yourself."
So when I got to the office, there was a crowd inside. I said, "Sheriff, I need to talk to you." He said, "Gerardo, I am busy." I said, "No, I need to talk to you privately." He ordered his deputy to take over and told me we'd go upstairs, saying, "This better be important." We sat in his office, and I asked him, "Have you been reading the news or watching any news?" He said, "No, I don't have time to watch television. What is going on?" I told him the Administration keeps talking about taking our guns away from us. They have been doing it for three days, and I have not found not one person from our side say a word or an objection. "So," he said, "What do you need from me?" I said, "I need you to give me a press release. I want you to tell the Administration that there will be no gun confiscations in Jackson County, Kentucky, as long as you are the Sheriff." The Sheriff smiled and said, "Let's do it!" We did the press release and made history. The Sheriff became a national figure, somewhat of a hero. He went all over the news. People from all over the country were calling in and wanting to thank him. We even had people wanting to move to Jackson County because of our position we took.
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But you now need to know the real story because you need to understand the person you are going to send to Washington. Today I am still fighting for our Constitutional rights and principles. I have been featured in the CBS morning news, Washington Post, The San Antonio Express-News, Forbes, and Fox News, and others.
I also know there are times you just have to take a chance because it's that important. When I sought custody of a son in Illinois, everybody told me I would never win because it's a progressive state and Family Law Judges only appease their voting block which in this case are women. After two years, a ton of heartache, and over $400,000, I won my case and got sole custody. Unfortunately, after warning the Judge the mother of my son is a flight risk, she did what I informed him she would do.
I moved to Kentucky. My attitude was I just wanted to be left alone, and again I find government intruding in my life from a recent confiscation of my property. So I am running for Congress because I know I have the life experience to help others who find themselves violated as if there is no Bill of Rights.
That when we went to war in Iraq the excuse was, they hate our freedom. Yet our own government seems to hate ours? How can a bill like the FISA act be allowed which takes away your due process? (5th Amendment).
Vote NO for Obama Care when it did not matter, and YES when it did? It is a socialist idea that should have no place in our country.