As a 22-year-old born and raised NYC resident and recent college graduate (this past May) of Lebanese/Palestinian Catholic descent, this man gives me incredible hope. I have been such an avid Ron Paul supporter since I first heard about him when I was 15, and have bothered my friends and family over the years about Dr. Paul to the point that they think I secretly work for him.
I have aspirations to go to law school and earn myself a decent living, which is not an easy thing to do in this current economy and especially in a city like New York. However, the determination and effort shown by young leaders like Amash gives me hope that not only can I succeed but that America is tolerant enough to elect someone of my background to office one day.
Ever since I can remember I wanted to be in politics, serving in Congress and representing New York State with libertarian and constitutional principles that Ron Paul instilled in me as far back as 7 years ago. I am going to continue studying so hard for the LSAT, working my butt off through law school just like Justin did, and hopefully be in a position one day to make a difference and stand up for the principles this country was founded on. My parents came here as immigrants in the 1980s due to their desire to capture the opportunity here, and I refuse to let my future children inherit a country where police state measures and intrusive government have ruined that.
Bravo Justin Amash, you are doing even more good than you think.