I had the opportunity to speak with Hector Maldonado at a meeting of Republican Party activists at the Grand Opening & Open House of the MOGOP (Missouri GOP) Victory 2010 Head Quarters in suburban St. Louis Co. The offices were packed with party loyalists and many “newbies” who haven’t been active in politics in the past, but that was then and this is now.
There was a strong current evident in the crowd and the speakers that the 2010 midterm is the most important election of our lives. We all felt that we have one more chance to stop the destruction of our freedoms and our economy before the Alinsyites temporally in charge in Washington get two more years of unbridled power to effect the dismantling of America.
The offices were packed and the energy and excitement level were as high as I’ve ever experienced. Several big political hitters were there, including Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, who is criss-crossing Missouri in his efforts to support Party candidates state wide. Just as a teaser, I have some important news on something Mr. Kinder has planned for later this month, but you’ll have to listen to an upcoming edition of the SOLID PRINCIPLES PODCAST to find out what he has on his agenda.
But getting back to my conversation with Hector Maldonado. Hector is a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves and he was among the First Responders to arrive at Ground Zero on 911. His account was very moving and, hopefully, we can arrange for him to tell you more about his experiences that day on a future podcast.
Hector is running for the U.S. Senate seat that has opened up as a result of Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond’s retirement and he is as conservative as they come. While SOLID PRINCIPLES does not endorse primary candidates, we do feel it is our role to bring promising candidates to the voter’s attention so that you can make an informed decision.
Below is an excerpt from Mr. Maldonado’s website, HectorforFreedom.com
We need leaders that are in touch with real people and take time to listen to the real issues that affect us the most. We need leaders that know the impacts and hardships of the average American tax payer.
We need leaders that not only know the history of our founding but that believe in our Founders’ Declaration of Independence. We need Leaders that not only know the U.S. Constitution, but that rule by this majestic document. We need Leaders that truly will support and defend the Constitution of The United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
We need defenders of Liberty and Freedom. Leaders who are ready to Guard and Defend it at any cost. Why do we need such Leaders?
“Because Washington needs Leaders that love LIBERTY and FREEDOM, not Power.”