Jan 30, 2010

H.D. Bailey - A Republican's "Common Man"

There is a good chance that you have never heard the name H.D. Bailey. Those in the Texarkana area probably do not even realize that a man named H.D. Bailey is running for any kind of office. They probably do not realize that H.D. Bailey is a Republican. They may not know that H.D. Bailey is a lawyer. They most likely have no idea that H.D. Bailey has been a justice. If you do not know who H.D. Bailey is, then you are not alone. Although, I’ve said “H.D. Bailey” enough now that you should at least remember his name.

H.D. Bailey is the kind of man I like to call a “common man”. He is from Gilmer, Texas (you know, west from Texarkana…over there somewhere) and he is the son of a farmer. Bailey is a lot more though and a few minutes of reading his website www.BaileyForChiefJustice.com will show you pictures of his family, testimonies of people he has defended and people he has presided over as a justice. Although you may not know the name, a few minutes on his website will ensure that you know he has affected some lives around Texas. His supporters range from physicians to psychologist and bankers. People from all walks of life have submitted testimony to his website about the character and the man (you know, H.D. Bailey).

As mentioned before, Bailey grew up on a farm. In particular, he worked that farm with his family picking cotton and doing chores that are routine to a farm. If you have ever had to pick cotton in your life, then you know it is not something the weak do. My own mother grew up on a farm similar to Bailey’s in Northeast Arkansas. Like Bailey, she had chores and picked cotton. This was long before the machines that now move across the cotton fields and gather the cotton. This time that Bailey and my mother picked cotton was a time when you carried a sack on your shoulder, picked the cotton and carried that full sack back to the scales to be weighed. You did this during the hot day, during the hottest of days and you did this in addition to your schoolwork and other chores. It was not an easy life, but like my mother’s life, it was a life that built character in a person and the appreciation for a hard day’s work.

Bailey went on later to serve in Vietnam and afterwards to go to college and law school. In the field of people running for office, Bailey is something unique. Bailey is a “common man”. He knows what it’s like to work. He knows what it is like to work hard. He knows what it is like to defend his country. He knows what it is like to have to work your way through college and through law school. Bailey is what many Republican supporters are today. He is a “common man” with the ability to make the hard decisions based on a lifetime of hard work.

As the March 2nd Republican Primary approaches, Republican voters on the Texas side need to remember that a “common man” with values and character wants to be your Chief Justice in the 6th Court of Appeals. If you ever have to go before the 6th Court of Appeals, I assure you that you want someone like H.D. Bailey sitting on the bench.

Jan 1, 2010

Yes, We Can In 2010!

In all that Obama said during his campaign, there is one thing we can believe that he said. He said “Yes We Can” and made it a part of his slogans. I’m here to tell you Obama was right, “Yes We Can”.

Yes, we can take back our government from those wanting to replace our Constitution with a weak, failed form of Socialism.

Yes, we can send representatives who refuse to listen to the people back home packing and replace them with good men and women who will stand behind America and stand up for America.

Yes, we can protest, filibuster, and make our voices known from the streets of little towns like Texarkana to the front steps of the White House.

Yes, we can support the War on Terror and our troops defending us around the world from those who would harm us.

Yes, we can support a National Day of Prayer.

Yes, we can defend ourselves from any religion that would promote the overthrow or defeat of the United States as part of its core values.

Yes, we can remember September 11.

Yes, we can claim to live in the greatest nation the world has ever seen.

Yes, we can have the greatest health care system in the world without the government running it for us.

Yes, we can state outright when our leaders are “lying” to us about their true intentions.

Yes, we can believe in God and lift up our country to Him in prayer and honor.

Yes, we can have a fantastic future in America.

One of the greatest Presidents of the last century, Ronald Reagan addressed us with a short letter after he knew he was facing Alzheimer's crippling attack. President Reagan, always one to face problems head on, knew his time would be short and that his time in the public eye would be even shorter. He wanted to leave America with a message of hope for a great future. He gave his message in a short sentence just before the last two lines of his address when he wrote, “I know that for America there will always be a bright new dawn ahead.” Yes, we can ensure that for “America there will always be a bright new dawn ahead.”

It’s 2010. This last year we saw many Republicans in Washington lead astray into believing some of the lies, but we also saw many Republicans stand firm against the tyranny of darkness slowly creeping over our bright dawn Mr. Reagan described. The time to move off the couch, away from the computers, away from televisions, and into history has come. Mr. Reagan said, “I know” when he talked about America’s bright future. He did not write, “I think there might be” rather he said, “I know.” Move into history now and let future generations know that we still believe that “Yes we can have a bright new dawn ahead.”