by Tony Salas
According to famous author, Roy Williams, the soul of a city echoes that of its founders. And all one has to do is look at the entrepreneurial spirit of Houston driven by immigrants from around the world to hear the, Allen Brothers.
Our freedom loving created “The Free Enterprise System” that became the principal draw for immigrants to flock to the region in search of the “American Dream”. Houston is a melting pot and we are better for it.
Houston and Texas have worldwide notoriety for its energy, trade, space exploration, and innovation. In fact, if Texas was an independent country, it would rank as the eighteenth largest in the world. It may seem trite but worth mentioning, that we need to make “Freedom Great Again”.
Surrounding the very ground where General Sam Houston fought for our freedom has been under a democrat’s governance for three non-consecutive terms for the past decade. The effects are evident with 84 percent of families with children under 18 living in poverty, crime on the rise, and communities decaying.
If Texas House District 144 is to thrive and return to its glory days, it must be done with Republican leadership. We need to open for business and we need to bring in good paying jobs to raise the standard of living. It takes vision and long term planning to supply the shortage of trades jobs that the general region now faces.
Latinos have been front and center in the news, for all the wrong reasons. Our ancestors made tremendous sacrifices to flee socialist violent corrupt political countries. Living under those conditions, one could never scale up to improve one’s way of life. I’ve met many highly educated people who fled these circumstances, to start again working in minimum wage jobs. Many have scaled up to middle class status because “they could” under our free market conditions.
Taking back Texas House District 144 needs to be a regional battle cry for Republicans to once again reclaim lost ground. In 2016, Republican judges in Harris County were swept out of power and in 2020 Harris County Commissioners Court is slated to become 4 to 1 Democrat in two election cycles.
All my life I’ve heard the saying, “Latinos don’t vote” until we did. This now needs to be a wakeup call to Harris county voters to get behind me and the new breed of Republican Latino candidates running for public office.
Join me in my insurgency to make HD 144 red again. Vote as your life and those of the unborn depended on it, because it does. Remember the Alamo and remember our God given freedom.
Tony Salas is the Republican candidate for Texas House District 144. You can find more information about him at SalasforTexas.com.