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I'm here (or rather, I'm back) to push back against overgrown and unconstitutional government

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpPGpPL5KMY

Which was used for this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohKz9OeiI0g

This year, as I was running in the Primary Election I made this one

http://blip.tv/mcmelect2012/eric-d-knowles-us-congress-distr...

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?

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We are going to fight!

I think the further gerrymandering will be a double edged sword against the incumbents. They now have to go out and prove themselves to new constituents... ones that we can also gain. This year offers the opportunity for a better fight. We will take full advantage of this.

Good Luck & Thanks For Being With Us

If you can or need funding help you can alwys try to see what we can do for you. As a VA resident, I feel kinda bad that you live in MD vs. the greatest land in the United States - which is the Commonwealth of VA.

Virginia is terrible. These

Virginia is terrible. These state laws are horrid. Can't wait to leave; NC was so much better.

I seem to always pick the hardest fights :)

I am always up for a challenge. And I will not abandon the state I love. I'll bring them around to Liberty instead.

Good luck, Eric!

When I think about fifteen to twenty years from now, and all the Ron Paul candidates who will be running for office, it really makes me believe that there's still a chance to turn things around.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."-Samuel Adams
http://brushfiresinthemind.blogspot.com/

I am just part of this initial wave

There are many more that are beginning to see that it's not impossible to get involved. Infact, I make that part of my message to get out to young people. If I can do it, they can do it.

As a MD. resident:

I followed you in your quest for Governor and voted for you also.
I even managed to get others to do the same. Keep fighting Eric. We need more like you.
I am of the opinion that MD. is a lost cause in almost all areas and have wanted out of here for a long time. I once used to even support Bartlet in the 6th.
But even he has turned on the people with his votes. It appears that people don't pay attention to what he's been doing and just keep voting him back in because he's the only rep. congressman in the state. I wish he was gone. But I watch them bring back people like the wellfare Queen Mikulskis and that boob Cardin time and time again. Or Erlich one time and O'Malley the next time after time and it's just insanity the way these people continue to do the same thing over and over getting the same thing over and over.
Good luck Eric.

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I love my country
I am appalled by my government

Please

Look up the legal term "resident" in a good law dictionary. (Hint: "res", Latin for "thing"; "ident" as in "identity" or "identify"; in other words, you are identifying yourself as a thing, rather than a living soul, man, woman, etc.) It's through this kind of legal chicanery that the people who have overtaken our government assume that they can do anything want to you as their chattel.

Also, two letter all capital abbreviations for states indicate federal territories rather than independent states.

Don't mean to harp, and I do appreciate your post. Keep up the good fight!

Going to keep me guessing?

That's fine. Best of luck!

We need a new Congress. This one hates us for our freedoms.

Free includes debt-free!

Keep you guessing??

What are you guessing?

You said this was a new account/nym. Just kidding around.

Took a quick look at your website, read you piece on Civil Rights. Good review.

I was thinking the our Civil rights must meet or exceed the rights assured by the Constitution, at least.

Have you checked for Ron Paul Meetups and the C4L in your search of supporters and friends you haven't met yet.

Again, best of luck and TIA for your hard work.

Free includes debt-free!

I make it to every C4L meeting I can

I work as a Bartender so it's hard for me to get to all of them (but i'm looking for daytime employment so I can get around more). But I used to work with C4L, I delivered petitions for the audit the fed bill. C4L holds my largest support base. I know a lot of them and am meeting more each day.

I have been suggesting that to people. (C4L)

Glad to hear your testimony that it can be useful.

Free includes debt-free!

Bravo

Bravo

Go get 'em, Eric!

You know what the good Doctor - and all of us - know: Liberty is what brings everyone together! You will win :)

"May future generations look back on our work and say that these were men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to their politicians, the opinion makers, and the establishment, and saved their country." Ron Paul

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Thanks for stepping up. And good luck to

you in your campaign.