I'm here (or rather, I'm back) to push back against overgrown and unconstitutional governmentSubmitted by Eric Knowles on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 20:01
Even though I just created this new username, I have been here under a different name for over 4 years. I had to shed that old skin so that I could focus on representing Liberty as a candidate.
I am running for U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland's 3rd District (which I've been told is the 3rd most gerrymandered district in the country) against an incumbent who hasn't been a friend of the Constitution or it's values.
Prior to July of 2007, I considered myself a Liberal because I was against the wars in Iraq and Iran and didn't want to see the country going in the direction it was seemingly going. While watching the debate hosted in South Carolina, I saw this older gentleman I had never even heard of put Rudy Guiliani in his place and a fire was kindled immediately. In December of 2007 I quit my job (a very good one at that) to go campaigning for Dr. Ron Paul in both Iowa and in South Carolina. This is where my re-education began...
My education continued here on the Daily Paul (and continues to this day). I have spent many days and nights writing and replying and bouncing ideas off of you amazing liberty minded people and am now taking this knowledge forth to the streets.
In 2010, I ran for Governor with the Constitution party. This happened partially by chance and partially because I had sworn an oath to the Constitution when I was in the Air Force and felt obligated to represent it in ideas and in name.
As I learned from Ron Paul's example, I decided to run Republican because I feel the party has room for the Constitution and Constitutionalist such as myself.
Since 2007, I have been working in whatever capacity I have been capable of in order to bring this country back to the path it is supposed to be on, and what was intended by our Founding Fathers.
I am a Veteran for Ron Paul and was there on the March to the White House. I have made videos stating why people should stand behind the one man who stands for the Constitution.
Which was used for this one
This year, as I was running in the Primary Election I made this one
After a difficult Primary, one without much sleep, we pulled away with a victory. I say we because it was not just a victory for me. Here in Maryland we are building an organization that will help to field many more Liberty candidates in the next round of elections and many elections to come.
This is where you come in. I cannot do this on my own. I will, if I have to. But I am doing something that is very hard for me... much harder than facing and staring down the establishment; I am asking for your support and money.
Please visit my website www.KnowlesforCongress.com and if you like what you see, please help us in this effort to restore the Constitution. Also, click on the Facebook 'Like' page and help us spread the message far and wide. This is not just about me. This is not about Maryland's 3rd District. This is about taking our stand and fighting back against a government that has taken away the very things that make us Americans.
And I will stand on the front line and be the first to get hit by the force that is coming our way. Will you back me?