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    Please excuse the post if its in the wrong place.

    A while back I read a post here about Debra Medina. I didn't know who she was so I did some reading about her platform. I liked the message and decided to dig further into what she was saying. On Thursday I went to K Space here in Corpus Christi to listen to her presentation to a Campaign for Liberty group which was very personal. The second plank in her platform is OC. Completely for it, mentioning that property rights and gun rights to protect that property are two things that CANNOT be compromised at any cost. She talked about other things that absolutely burn me up i.e. the border and the federal government over stepping its bounds. No, she doesn't want Texas to leave the union, she stated that Rick Perry was very irresponsible to play with the succession word a few months back. Just thought I'd give an opinion from a personal encounter.

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    I have yet to hear any negatives about her. So far, it seems the only thing bad is she is hardly known.

    I am dis-heartened by K.B.H.'s effort to become Gov.and would like to see Debra promoted more.K.B.H stated she wants the Gov. to lean more to the left so shes running for it.

    If anyone has doubts aboueMedina (besides relative unknown-ness) I'd like o hear what it is.

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    One of the best things 'We Texans' can do at the moment is to go to Medina's website (www.medinafortexas.com) and order bumper stickers for all your vehicles, yard signs for your home/business, and flyers to hand out to everyone you know and every business you frequent! Businesses that seem open to her, ask if you can leave a stack of flyers; and maybe even place a yard sign!
    If you are on FaceBook, add her FB page to yours, and 'share' her page and comments so that all your friends are exposed to her! The primaries are coming up FAST!!! We NEED 'Debra Medina' to be a household name before they get here!

    No, I am not in any way affiliated with her or her campaign team, and actually haven't been able to even meet/see her in person yet (missed her by about 5 minutes...) but I have read and seen enough to know that she is our absolute BEST hope at the moment!

    Her 'media' (stickers, flyers, signs, etc) are extremely reasonable in price! Get yours today!

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    Thats right Gator. It was unfortunate that you missed her at the BBQ. She is a simply amaing person and I have been telling everyone I know and even some strangers that she needs to be our next governor.

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    Also wanted to point you to the volunteer blog at www.debramedinafortexas.com

    Also would love to link to this forum if we may. Thanks.

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    Ordered my shirt and bumper stickers yesterday. Just to let y'all know, I've never been about buying things online. I have no paypal account, or any electronic payment membership. BUT, I did find it very easy to order from Debra's site using my debit card. I was sent 3 separate emails when my order was received, waiting to be filled, and shipped. Took me about 5 minutes to set up. Very EASY to use.

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    botheyesonyou wrote:
    Ordered my shirt and bumper stickers yesterday. Just to let y'all know, I've never been about buying things online. I have no paypal account, or any electronic payment membership. BUT, I did find it very easy to order from Debra's site using my debit card. I was sent 3 separate emails when my order was received, waiting to be filled, and shipped. Took me about 5 minutes to set up. Very EASY to use.
    For anybody leary of online purchases... Buy a 'Visa Gift card'. you can buy them in any amount and they are not tied to your bank, credit card, you in any way! They do cost a couple of bucks, but if you need to do some online shopping and are concerned about using your bank/credit card, they are a great, safe, secure, substitute!

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    TxLibertyLady wrote:
    Also wanted to point you to the volunteer blog at http://www.debramedinafortexas.com

    Also would love to link to this forum if we may. Thanks.
    TxLibertyLady:
    Are you someone from Medina's campaign (or Debra herself)? If so, please let us know as I'm sure many of our members would love to have a question and answer thread!

    Also, What exactly do you mean by a link to this forum? If you want to announce a forum that you have going, Feel free to announce it here, or if you are wanting to link to us on another forum, that will be ok also. (Just remember to follow forum rules, some forums don't like links ot other forums...)

    Disclaimer= I am not the owner of this forum, nor am I a moderator of any sort, but I believe that I can speak for us all, at least in the Texas section, when I say that these specific types of links will not only NOT be an issue, but will be welcomed. For the most part we here at Texas OCDO (and many others that aren't in Texas) are behind Debra Medina 100%!

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    Neither. I know Debra and have for quite some time. I am a big supporter however. A few volunteers got together and decided to open a website where people could come together and discuss issues, talk about how to get Debra's name out there (she is an awesome candidate) and coordinate events.

    Official campaign sites (and debra does have one) are limited to some extent as to what they can do and say. We are not. We are a totally volunteer site geared towards doing what we can as volunteers to educated people on the issues and promote Debra's candidacy.

    We are brand new and are looking for sites that have the same philosophy as Debra to link to and to interact with.

    Thanks so much for answering this post. We appreciate it. I will put a link up to your site today. Debra is totally an open carry advocate with no ifs, ands, or buts.

    Your members are encouraged to visit the site and post. There is a section under "Freedom Issues" called 2nd Amendment Rights where imformation from this forum could be posted.

    So it really is a matter of cross fertilization. I certainly intend to come back to this site for ideas etc.

    www.debramedinafortexas.com

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    Well, Speaking at least for myself (and probably for many others here):
    Welcome! And thanks for your contribution! There is some GREAT information available here. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have and we will be happy to assist you in any way possible!

    Since Debra is running for 'State' Governor, probably best to keep most of this in the 'Texas' Forum, and possibly even to direct your link to the Texas forum directly, or the home page, but there is plenty of Information and good people in the other forums as well.

    It might also be a good idea to post (and keep updated) a thread with Debras upcoming schedule if someone has decent access to it and the time to keep it up to date as I'm sure there are many here that would love to see/meet her!

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    Thank so much!!! What a nice welcome. Yes, I am going to put a link to the Texas Forum. I am trying to get information on the calendar on our site now and will do my best to keep it updated here. Again, thanks so much and thanks for all you guys do for our freedom..

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    I briefly looked at her website, and maybe I missed it, but I didn't see anything on where she stands on controversial/polarizing issues such asgay rights, immigration/Texas border security, abortion, crime & punishment and so on.

    Ionly found these points listedon the "Who Is Debra" page: (1) Debra on the Role of Government, (2) Debra on State Sovereignty, (3) Debra on Taxes and Spending, (4) Debra on the Business Climate in Texas, (5) Debra on Private Property...fairly "safe" issues to list.

    ...but nothing on the moral/cultural/social issues that *I* see being America's major problems -- and problems most people don't even want to talk about, let alone REALLY address --just business and politics. I would like to see the complete picture.

    Many years ago, I stopped using a one-issue item (RKBA/2nd Amendment) as a "litmus test" to evaluate candidates -- and people in general -- so I'd need to see where Debra Medina stands re: a range of issues.

    -- John D.
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    cloudcroft wrote:
    I briefly looked at her website, and maybe I missed it, but I didn't see anything on where she stands on controversial/polarizing issues such asgay rights, immigration/Texas border security, abortion, crime & punishment and so on.

    Ionly found these points listedon the "Who Is Debra" page: (1) Debra on the Role of Government, (2) Debra on State Sovereignty, (3) Debra on Taxes and Spending, (4) Debra on the Business Climate in Texas, (5) Debra on Private Property...fairly "safe" issues to list.

    ...but nothing on the moral/cultural/social issues that *I* see being America's major problems -- and problems most people don't even want to talk about, let alone REALLY address --just business and politics. I would like to see the complete picture.

    Many years ago, I stopped using a one-issue item (RKBA/2nd Amendment) as a "litmus test" to evaluate candidates -- and people in general -- so I'd need to see where Debra Medina stands re: a range of issues.

    -- John D.
    John- many of the issues that you are asking about are federal issues and not state issues; and Debra is running for Governor of Texas, not for a federal position!
    However, if you submit an inquiry, I am sure that you will get an answer. I am fairly certain that I have seen a response to the issues that you bring up from her before. If I find it, I will link to it, but I will say that I haven't seen any issue yet that her and I disagree on!

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    Thanks, but that distnction you make is irrelevant to me since I am trying to ascertain her core beliefs and personal character...which shouldn't change no matter where or in what capacity one leads/serves the public.

    Besides, she could well go on in her political carreer and become federal...but I'd like to know now at this level as possibly the next Governor of Texas.

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    Well then, do some digging and ask some questions!
    I was simply referring to why she wouldn't be 'running' on those issues. no point in running on an issue if the position you are running for can in no way affect that issue!
    As far as her 'core values', like I stated before, in all of the research that I have done, articles I have read, interviews that I have watched, I haven't found anything I don't like or agree with yet!
    I think you will like her too if you are willing to give her a chance and learn a bit about her!

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    Hi John,

    Debra isvery adement about curbing illegal immigration, increasing border security and personal responsibility for your actions. I actually agree with you - these are core principles we should llok at before supporting someone. Debra is persaonlly against abortion and is definately pro-life, in fact she recently put out a press realease on Hutchison's flip flop on the abortion issue.

    As Texas Governor, there are many many powers the office has which have not been used because elected officials have no stomach to stand up and fight. The Governor has to power to refuse, for instance, to implement national ID, nationalized health care etc. Texas has a contract with the Union and by enforcing some of these federal laws they have broken that contract. The fact is Perry could stand up and stop some of this (Debra just called on Perry and the AG to and the Legislature to reject nationalized health care if it passes. Arizona has already done this but not our officals. They would rather meet and bow to the Bildeburgers and make deals with their foreign friends to tke our land via the TTC

    Debra hasscores of interviews on the internet and we have many on our site. I would encourage you to listen to some of them and then make a decision.

    Thanks you for having an inquiring mind. If more people did, we wouldn't be in this mess.



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    Just thought you all would be interested in this. Sheriff Mack and Debra will be doing a three stop tour in central Texas.

    Heads UP! Medina and Sheriff Mack on December 5th : Debra Medina

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    Texans are blessed to have someone like Debra Medina running for governor, and actually have a good chance of winning. The situation here in California could not be more opposite. All of our Republican candidates would pass as moderate Democrats in other states, and the only "pro-gun" (a very relative term here) candidate is a former Democrat governor from the 70s. I don't need to tell anyone here how important it is to have a governor with the guts to stand up for state sovereignty in the time we are living in right now. I envy you.
    Do you want to enjoy liberty in your lifetime?

    Consider moving to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project.

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    TxLibertyLady,

    Thank for your response addressing those particular issues...I will try to keep up on her now that I am aware.



    Gator5713,

    I don't recall your political persuasion, but lots of members here lean towards Libertarian. I don't, so I have to sort out lots of things that SEEM good coming from this or that politician -- and consequently I would agree with -- but looking into it further I sometimes find it'sactually a Libertarian platform.I would be unable to support a Libertarian candidate for anything.

    Please recall all the hubbub here a while back about Ron Paul...I couldn't get on that bandwagon whatsoever. Lots of what Paul said sounded good, but he is a Libertarian, and I justcouldn't/can't get behind that.

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    TxLibertyLady, I just wished to extend my welcome as well.



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    cloudcroft wrote:
    TxLibertyLady,

    Thank for your response addressing those particular issues...I will try to keep up on her now that I am aware.



    Gator5713,

    I don't recall your political persuasion, but lots of members here lean towards Libertarian. I don't, so I have to sort out lots of things that SEEM good coming from this or that politician -- and consequently I would agree with -- but looking into it further I sometimes find it'sactually a Libertarian platform.I would be unable to support a Libertarian candidate for anything.

    Please recall all the hubbub here a while back about Ron Paul...I couldn't get on that bandwagon whatsoever. Lots of what Paul said sounded good, but he is a Libertarian, and I justcouldn't/can't get behind that.

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    John-
    I like to think of my self as an independent thinker, and a patriot that will work with the best candidate to restore our 'great' country to what it was intended to be! I am also believe in capitalism and that government is intended to be SMALL!!! These views tend to get me labeled as a Republican, Conservative, Libertarian, Constitutionalist.... Whatever may have you! Although I do not 'label' myself as anything, with a little bit of history I tend to think that my view are best described as 'Classic' liberalism!

    Here is my question for you: If you agree with the views of a candidate, what does it matter what their 'label' is? What is it about the 'label' of 'libertarian' that you cannot support?

    In the early stages of the '04 Presidential race (even though I AM a Bush supporter) I was considering John Edwards because I liked a lot of what he had to say, even though he is a Democrat! (which typically is very much against most of my beliefs!)

    I just urge you to get past 'labels' and look at each candidate as an individual, rather than a 'party line'. As I think you will find, Debra Medina seems to echo the idea of getting away from 'party lines'.

    Now, to answer your question, She is running for the Republican nomination, but does not 'strictly' follow the 'lines' of either the Republican party not the Libertarian party.

    You seem like an intelligent individual that will make your decision based on the views and values of a candidate, please keep true to that and do not let 'Party lines' dissuade you from ANY candidate! Vote your conscience as you will!

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    wewd,

    It might be useful to recall that state's rights was a major reason (if not THE reason) for our Civil War/War of Northern Aggression/War Between the States -- whatever you choose to call it.

    I wonder if this current interest in state's rights (i.e., the "state sovereignty" issue) is setting the stage for another such event down the road?

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    Gator5713,

    Lest you assume I vote by party label, I can tell you I do not.

    And while I am quite anti-Democrat, I am also disgusted with the pathetic wimpy lost-their-course Republicans, too. One gun-related example would be how little Republicans did to advance (hey, even INTRODUCE) pro-gun legislation when THEY held the majority. It would have been a GREAT opportunity to put some nails in the anti-gun agenda's coffin but said opportunity was wasted. Shameful. Now we have a Democrat majority -- and a lot of so-called "Americans" (actually a lot of shallow, stupid ignorant airhead sheep) -- who think THAT was brilliant idea...what pro-gun good can come from all that?

    As for the Libertarians, I won't debate that -- or other politics here online -- as it is OT to this thread and because it'd take hours maybe! And in the end, our views would not change so it'd be an exercise in futility. ;-)

    So, I assess a candidate on an individual basis, who he/she is as a person and on his/her core values (and faith).

    Consequently, in that sense, I also am an "Independent" even though I lean Republican (except for my dissatisfaction with them, as I said). And although we know a 3rd political party has little chance now of making it in our 2-party system (even an "Independent" candidate is a vote-splitter which usually harms the Democrat or Republican candidate running), I WOULD like to see a viable 3rd party...or at the very least, the Republican Party do some SERIOUS house-cleaning and kicking out members who do not belong there (yes, a "purge" if you will). It may be a smaller party afterwards, but at least it'd be real.

    I guess that's enough said...now back to Debra Medina?

    -- John D.

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    I am a Constitutionalist and frankly wish political parties didn't exist. They are all set up to reward patronage and therefore will be corrupt at some point. I always support the person whose views of government and it's power over us adheres most closely to the Constitution. I like the Libertarian philosophy for the most part but I will never again be a member of a Party. I was a Republican for many years in my early life here in Texas when you couldn't elect a Republican for dog cather! At that time Republicans (although already corrupt by the very nature of the Party structure) were for limited government and individual rights more than Democrats were. That isn't the case anymore in my opinion. I have also voted for some conservative Democrates. Unfortunately, and until we can rid ourselves of the Party structure, I have to look a the person and support whoever adheres to the Constitution. In this case it is without a doubt Debra Medina.

    At any rate I think the parties and what they originally stood for are certainly outdated at this point. We have gone so far down the road to "isms" (take your pick - they're all just different flavors of the same ice cream) that the major issue now is freedom and not the kinds of issues we have argued about in the past. I think the American working people lean more toward the Constitution and the leadership we elect for whatever reason, lean more toward the global view of government. And those of course who don't work, and just sit back and take, are on the side of the government.

    In my opinion, Debra is about our only hope. At least one state has got to elect a Governor who will stand up against the federal government and the escalation of the taking of our money and our freedom in hopes that other states will follow. My money is on Debra.


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