When I was a boy I was taught the signposts on the road to tyranny.
Wars of aggression
Massive domestic spying
Denial of due process
Reading about World War Two in high school, I had to wonder how the Germans could have allowed Hitler to lead them down that path so clearly marked to ultimate ruin and the destruction of their nation.
I told myself I would never allow that to happen here. I promised myself if I saw that happen in my country I would dig in my heels and resist.
Then I watched in horror as the demopublicans began to enact each of these signposts. True to my word, thirty years ago I began to resist. I became politically active beyond merely voting.
By 1992 I had found my vehicle in the Libertarian Party. Today I am their nominee for US Congress in North Carolina's lucky 13th District. The gerrymandered puppy dog district.
I expect this to be the most hotly contested election in North Carolina this year. You have a chance to be part of it. Will you follow the demopublicans on down this dark path? Or will you help turn the tide?