Democracy Trumped & Trampled


Fort Worth, TX, Dec. 31, 2009:  Felix Alvarado has focused on bringing leadership and vision to Texas, on creating jobs, and addressing the educational and health care needs of all Texans.  A rare quality in today’s political landscape that makes Felix uniquely qualified to serve as governor of the state of Texas.

The values I learned in my 28 year military career shape my life today.  First, I learned that, as Americans, we have an obligation to serve God and Country.  Like most of us who placed our lives on the line for our country, I did this voluntarily. 

I served to protect and defend everyone’s right to do exactly what I am doing right now; to participate in the democratic process.  I would never deny anyone this constitutional right, but would instead encourage everyone to participate. 

 I hope that everyone who reads this article is as outraged as I have been, at the suggestion that all candidates remove their name from the ballot, so that one person can become the anointed candidate.  Yes, an anointed candidate, because he has yet to prove his leadership skills outside his circle of acquaintances.  We have elected other anointed candidates, and all have failed miserably to accomplish their prime objective. Words cannot explain the disgust that I feel.  What is even more disgusting is that responsible people, those who consider themselves leaders, put the mandate of the party above the needs of the people they represent.  This is utterly disgusting. This is, however, politics as usual.

Further, I cannot express how offensive I find the allusion that the only reason why I am seeking to be Governor of our Great State of Texas, is because I am Hispanic.  I heard these same snide remarks in the military, because I was achieving rank that few minorities attained. I had a record of accomplishment in the military, as I have a record of accomplishment today. That is why I was promoted in the military and that is what I carry into the campaign, a lifetime of accomplishment.

I am running because I know I can do better for the working-class, for our Seniors who labored throughout their lives, for our Texas Warriors who risked their lives in the combat fields and now feel abandoned by our government, having to travel several hundred miles to obtain the VA medical care which their service-related wounds and illnesses require.   Our Veterans deserve better care from our State and Federal governments.  As a combat Veteran, I know what they are encountering – and will fight to help them.

I am proud to be an American of Hispanic heritage. I need your help to bring real change to government and I am confident that together we can win.

Felix Alvarado for Texas Governor
USAF Retired Vietnam Veteran


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  1. It never amazes me of the hypocracy in this nation. A veteran is treated with less respect that the same people we fought in all past wars. In the end it is not about justice, but “just them”. The renegades that run from serving their country, but first to wave the American flag. These are the leaders of this country that with the swift of a pen stroke dishonor the service of so many veterans and fallen Americans.

    An American honors his nation before his race, afterall it has been the majority that has controlled most of the power for so long. NOW, comes an under dog who wants to do the right thing for his state and quickly how it turns into a race issue. When Kinky ran for office, no one said that he was running because he was white. There are so many double standards in thic country that in the end it will be the will of the people who decides who they want to lead this state, not the money. If money can buy you you a seat in government than why go through the charade of democracy?
    I am reminded of Pastor Martin Neumueller who said, ” First they came for the communists and I didn’t speak up because I was not a communist, then they came for the Jews and I didn’t speak up because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn’t speak up because I was not Protestant. Then they came for me and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.” How true this is if no one becomes accountable to themselves? How can we expect others to be accountable to us if we do not impress upon our views and demands. It will be a great day for Texas when Felix Alvarado wins the bid for Governor. It will prove that the will of the people is greater and mightier than the money of those who have their hands in the pockets of special interests. A new face and a fresh look for the citizens of Texas, ” what a great day for Texas”.

  2. What a wonderful blog! Please continue this great work I will be sure to check back regularly…

  3. I was just frustrated at how many people bought into it and helped try to build it up

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