On this day 187 years ago, the identity of Texas was solidified as Americans, Tejanos, and Texans of all backgrounds spilled their blood in the last stand at the Alamo. Men, women, and children gave their last breath for freedom – freedom from tyranny and the despots that sought to change their identity, to control their future, and to eradicate the principles of our Democratic Republic. It is with humility and pride of the spirit of those Texans that I announce my candidacy for the Texas House of Representatives.

Once again, Texans are facing an invasion – an invasion of our borders, our freedoms, our faith, our education system, and the very ideals that Texans have rooted themselves in since our inception. America’s identity crisis and the loss of values have caused our Nation’s competitive edge to wither and are already infiltrating our State. Our Nation’s move away from faith, family, and country; the infringement upon Constitutional freedoms; and the reintroduction of segregation under the guise of diversity, equity, and inclusion are threatening our State’s prosperity, including its innovation, education, and energy independence. We are Texans, born of sweat and blood. Texas is the bastion of independence, the epitome of a Democratic Republic, and the 9th largest economy in the world, which is what makes our State the original and only Republic in these United States.

We must continue to inspire this nation with innovation and to lead the world with energy and prosperity. We must teach our children and remind ourselves that success is realized with hard work, character, and faith. Our identity is not fabricated by socialism nor the winds of fads and fashions, but rooted in the foundation of American exceptionalism. Texans, hear me now: No matter your past, the color of your skin, or the creed of your preferences, we can be anything to which we aspire; because these freedoms and unalienable Rights shall remain protected in our Constitutional Republic – here – in the State of Texas.

As I rise in prayer from these hallowed steps at the Alamo, in thanks to our Creator and to the brave men and women who gave their lives here on this day, I ask the people of Texas to rise with me and fight to retain our freedoms – together. Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is a fragile thing and it’s never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people.”

Our generation is here, our time has come, and together we must stand and ensure that no one messes with Texas. I promise that I will serve this State as I have served our Country, that I will be your champion and voice, that I will uphold the rule of law, and that I will repel the incursions on our territory and our values. I will keep Texas, Texas; and we will remain the “light upon a hill that cannot be hidden.” God bless you all and God bless Texas.