My name is Tom
Love and I am a concerned parent, husband, and grandfather who has seen
the American Dream slowly turning into the American Nightmare. I am a
working man and speak for all the hard working men and women of Texas,
who try to earn a living, educate their children, and keep their jobs in
an era of outsourcing and $4 per gallon gasoline. We have become a
nation that for too long has ignore its working peoples needs and
rewarded powerful special interests that now threaten homeowners and
Texans who pay their taxes while multimillionaires get special tax
breaks. We cannot become a nation that builds bridges to nowhere, yet
constructs no pathway to our children's future.
Over forty years
ago John Kennedy said, Ask not what your country can do for you, but
what you can do for your country. Now the Republicans say, It is not my
problem, what is in it for me, and I have got mine, you go get yours.
The result has been a Culture of Corruption, a Crisis of Competence, and
a Climate of Cronyism. I speak for the nurses, teachers, the
electricians, truck drivers, mechanics, factory workers, office workers
and all Texans who are not the tool of the rich and powerful.
I speak as a
Democrat as we are the party of the past, present and future. We are the
party of the Quality of Life and all variations of people seeking
truth, justice, and the American Way. We are the party of the working
men and women and of businessmen committed to fair practices and trade
to help make America grow and prosper. We are the party of educators and
the educated. We are the party for good solid public education for all
our children and we will never leave anyone behind.
We are the party
of the Founders of America. We have never claimed to be perfect but only
to strive for a more perfect Union. We believe we are Endowed by our
Creator with inalienable rights of life, liberty, and freedom of and
from religion. We are the party of law and trial by jury and innocent
until proven guilty, not guilty until proven innocent. We are the party
of the rights of the accused and the rights of the victims. We are the
party of the Statue of Liberty and the Symbol of Justice.
We are the party
of the 40 hour work week, of Child Labors Laws, overtime pay, of Labor
Unions, Rights of women, of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. We
are the party of the uplifted and the downtrodden. Our strength is our
diversity for we know and remember our roots while preparing for our
future. We are the party with our hearts in the Past but with our eyes
on the Future. We have died to give Americans Liberty, now we request
your help to keep Americans Free.
We need Americans
to register to vote and vote for America. Vote to end the politics of
division, lies and deceit. Vote to end the politics of disrespect and
humiliation. Vote for clean air and the right to breathe free. Vote for
the right to have affordable and available heath care for a better and
healthier America. Give us your vote and we will pledge to Serve,
Protect, and Defend our Great Land.
And if you give
us your vote, our heart will be your heart, our hand will be your hand,
our voice will be your voice, and your dream will be our reality. I
speak today as a working man who loves his country and loves his God,
requests your help, and thanks you for listening.