Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A chance to be real

Mike Taylor for U.S. Congress TX-18

A chance to be real


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

All too often the people are provided "dead pan" press releases, simple policy issues talking to the people. When was the last time a candidate actually requested a chance to talk WITH the people? I'm not talking about focus engagements where the audience is pre-selected or events that are only for a certain group of people. I'm talking about a chance to for people to really get to know the person they are considering or may consider.

Mrs. Jackson Lee is good at talking to people. She jumps in front of a microphone/camera at every opportunity. I bet if you were to email her or her campaign office you would probably get a form-letter style response sent by a staffer or volunteer, not from the candidate, herself.

I want to take this time to type up a request to people that will or may be voting this November 4th. I have a regular job while also working to build my campaign and I do need time with my kids so asking people to call would be impractical but through email, the conversation can be more easily handled and you can get the answers you need to make an informed decision. You will also not have to worry about getting form-letter responses. I will make it a point to reply to everyone, myself. That's right; you will have a chance to get information directly from the horse's mouth.

If you want to know where I stand on any given issue, ask me. Not being a candidate from either of the two largest political parties, I will not be allowed access to many of the same media events that my opponents are allowed access to. This is most unfortunate for the voters because it limits them to only what the media wants them to know about. That does not give you, the voter, a real chance for freedom choice, does it? Thing is, both the Democrats and Republicans like it that way. Yes, you read that right. Neither of them wants you to have full choice of information to make a decision. This is how they win elections, by working the system of ignorance to the wider spectrum from being seen or heard.

Ask yourself, do you really want to vote for someone that would rather you not be informed? You may or may not like what I have to say about any given issue. The point, though, is that you have the right and ability to get that information.

Please, visit my Web site. Email me questions or suggestions. Join my email news letter list (I promise not to overwhelm you with email). If I am at the computer, you can get replies within hours or even minutes. Granted, I can't stay in front of the computer 24/7 so there may be times when a reply might not come for a day or two but I do promise to get back with you on any given issue you wish to know about at the earliest possible chance. Remember, like you, I have a regular job and family plus the added time consumption of a campaign but I will get back with you as soon as I can with the answer you need.

A voter filled with knowledge is a voter filled with power.

Mike Taylor


Email: mike@miketaylor08.us

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mike Taylor for Congress endorsed by Nate Peele!

Sunday, March 30, 2008 Web blogger Nate Peele officially endorsed Mike Taylor for U.S. Congress.



"I know that the 18th is Barbara Jordan’s district and I do reallize there are strong reasons why an African-American representative makes sense for the district, but if people are serious about change in the district, I believe that the 18th District’s Mike Taylor has the best chance for making the change a reality. Taylor (http://www.miketaylor08.us/) is an advocate of smaller more managable government and though I am in no means a libertarian, Taylor may be just what the 18th needs. His chances of winning are small, but the impact of every vote for him over a simple straight ticket or leaving the contest blank is huge. That’s why I’m making Mike Taylor my first endorsement on this blog."

Mike Taylor for congress

Kudos to donorschoose.org and Stephen Colbert

I would like to give kudos to http://www.donorschoose.org and Stephen Colbert for promoting the private assistance to funding education in America. This effort is being done by utilizing one of the most media churning event in the U.S., a Presidential election year.

Funding education is extremely important to a free society. I have said many times that an uneducated or under-educated populous is far too easy to control and manipulate. The efforts of Mr. Colbert, through the Web site http://www.donorschoose.org, has raised immense amounts of money to help education in America. I only hope the giving spirit of giving continues to the learning process once this election year is over.

I believe it needs to be stressed that individuals and local companies can help build education in America. Local companies can provide not just funding but also volunteer to help teach young people through work programs setup with local schools and school districts for of-age eligible teens. This helps improve the future employee choices for employers by giving more qualified workers to the work force. This will also help these young people to develop a feeling of accomplishment and give them a sense of self worth at an early age.

Please visit http://www.donorschoose.org and donate under the name of your candidate of choice. Our future depends on a well educated population.

Mike Taylor for Congress. U.S. House TX-18