Weatherford Democrat

Letters to the Editor

October 21, 2011

Be a part of election like never before

PARKER COUNTY — Dear editor,

Every Texan of voting age has a “first-in-a-life-time” opportunity to select a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives this election cycle. Never before have you had the opportunity to be as personally involved in selecting a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. Our country desperately needs your involvement now. If you do nothing, there will be no change.

Americans don’t have to vote for “the lesser of the two evils” or express their protest of “the system” by voting for a “no-chance” third party candidate any longer. Gone are the days when any Texan might be able to justify an “it doesn’t matter whether I vote or not” attitude.

Congressional District 33 includes Decatur, all of Parker County and Arlington. It is one of four new districts created by the last Texas legislature as a result of the 2010 census. I am the leader of the GOOOH (Get Out Of Our House) effort to “place 435 citizen representatives on the ballot in 2012, competing for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.” The hope is to have our selected candidate compete in the 2012 primary elections. The biggest problem: the filing deadline to have a name placed on the primary ballot is Jan. 4, 2012. That’s less than three months away!

Please go to www.goooh.com and learn all about GOOOH and its simple plan.

The district 33 candidate selection meeting will be held in Arlington in the Martin High School cafeteria, 4501 Pleasant Ridge Road, on Saturday, Nov. 5. The doors will open at 9 a.m. and the meeting will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.. Martin High School is just off I-20 in south Arlington. Please plan to attend. It just makes sense; the more people who participate in the selection process, the better that selection will be.

The person selected by the GOOOH process will:

1. Have clearly documented their stance on 100+ issues in the candidate questionnaire.

2. Have been chosen by their peers in a rigorous candidate selection process.

3. Be legally obligated to vote according to their candidate questionnaire answers.

4. Truly represent the political views of the people in their district.

5. Not be controlled by or have any allegiance to any party.

6. Not owe any favors to special interest groups.

Wouldn’t you like to be represented by a person like that? Contact ggeett37@gmail.com for more information.

Glen Terrell,

Arlington

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