Tuesday, July 27, 2021

These Four Black Democrats Have A Strange Connection to Three Black Political Action Committees Started by Carroll G Robinson


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "Why did Antron D. Johnson (second from right), the treasurer for TxMuniPAC take $5,000 dollars from TxMuniPAC and give it to the Texas Black Democrats PAC, another Political Action Committee that where he also serves as the treasurer back on March 22, 2021??? And what is Attorney Melanie Miles (far left), Carroll G. Robinson (second from left), Antron D. Johnson (second from right, and Odus Evbagharu (far right) really up to with the formation of all of these Black Political Action Committees heading into the 2022 Midterm Election Cycle??? Do you know Melanie? Well, that woman used to be a Republican. Remember, when she was a Republican, she went by the name of Melanie Wilcox Flowers. However, after running for judge as a Republican back in 2014, and 2018 as Melanie Wilcox Flowers and losing, she decided to switch up her name, and switch political parties. So, back in the 2020 Democratic Party Primary, she used the name Melanie Miles Flowers and ran for the position of Harris County Democratic Party Precinct Chair for Precinct #141 and unseated a lifelong Democrat by the name of Verlinda J. Higgins by garnering 72.14% of the vote. But she wasn't done, once she had safely secured her position as a Democrat, Carroll G. Robinson, chairman of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats gave Melanie a huge vote of confidence when he stated , “TCBD greatly appreciates Melanie Miles’ commitment to helping the Coalition and other Texas Black PACs secure the resources necessary to help elect Black Democrats and grow Black voter turnout to help elect Democrats all across Texas in 2022 and 2024. That's were things started to get a little fishy.”


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "Do you see this dude? This guy pictured above is none other than Antron D. Johnson, a very close friend of Carroll G. Robinson, the chairman of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats. Now, the Antron D. Johnson dude is listed as the treasurer for three "GPAC'S" that my team is investigating right now. And guess who paid the sum of $100 dollars to get all three of these "GPACS" started? You guessed it -- Carroll G. Robinson!!!"


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "If you go to the Texas Ethics Commission website and type in the name Antron Johnson in the window to search by treasurer name you will find that as of today, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, he's currently listed as the treasurer for The Texas Black Democrats PAC. He's also the treasure for the TxMuniPAC and the Reform HISD PAC, according to my investigation." 


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "If you look at the "FILER ID'S" above the "FILER ID" numbered 00084225 belongs to The Texas Black Democrats PAC. The "FILER ID" numbered 00085132 belongs to TxMuniPAC. And the "FILER ID" numbered 00085131 belongs to Reform HISD. Again Antron D. Johnson, a close friend of Carroll G. Robinson, the chairman for the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats is listed as the treasurer for all three of the "GPAC'S" listed above."


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "The dude you see above is Odus Evbagaru, the cat who is currently serving as the Harris County Democratic Party Chairman. Now, do you remember me talking about the "BUILD BLACK BETTER PAC" that was started by this dude, Odus Evbagharu, the chief of staff for state Rep. Jon Rosenthal, and the chief of staff for state Senator Borris L. Miles (Camille Foster), a few months ago? You know, the "GPAC" that was incorporate back on, Friday, January 8, 2021, right here in the state of Texas. Okay!!! In case you don't remember, just for the record, the filing number for the “BUILDING BLACK BETTER PAC” is 0803916472 – according to public records. And in case you’re wondering, the filing office link number is 1809791335 – just for the record. And the “STATE TAXPAYER IDENDIFICATION NUMBER” that was used to set up the “BUILD BLACK BETTER PAC” is 32077604760 – just for the record. However, there's a little problem, I just searched through the Campaign Finance Reports on the Texas Ethics Commission's website, and I don't see a Campaign Finance Report for the "BUILD BLACK BETTER PAC" that was set up by Odus Evbaharu and Camille Foster back on Friday, January 8, 2021. Did my report about Odus and Camille cause them to abandon the idea?"

There's a Faction of the Harris County Democratic Party That's Up to Something Really Sneaky Right Now

AUBREY R. TAYLOR REPORTS©

If you ask me, the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats, Odus Evbagharu, Camille Foster, state Senator Borris L. Miles, and a whole faction, or should a say wing of the local Harris County Democratic Party are on some “$LICK $SHIT” right now. “The Texas Coalition of Black Democrats (TCBD), in preparation for the 2022 and 2024 election cycles, has organized a statewide Texas Alliance of Black Political Action Committees (PACs) to engage in coordinated local, statewide and national fundraising to increase overall funding to maximize Black Democratic voter turnout through increased and enhanced voter registration, issue education, year-round voter engagement, community service and political infrastructure building and maintenance,” said a recent article I ran across on the internet. And the article went on to say, “This historic initiative will be led by small business-owner, Melanie Miles. Miles has agreed to lead the fundraising project as part of The Coalition’s broader effort to help increase the involvement of Democratic Precinct Chairs and local and county elected officials within The Coalition and Texas Democratic Party.”

SOMETHING SMELLS FISHY

Why did Melanie Flowers, leave the Harris County Republican Party, and then start using state Senator Borris L. Miles' last name again? And then be appointed to serve over the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats’ “TEXAS ALLIANCE OF BLACK POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES (PACs)" in preparation for the upcoming 2022 Midterm Election, and 2024 Presidential Election cycles? Then around the same time that all of that’s being coordinated, you have the chief of staff for state Senator Borris L. Miles (Camille Foster), and Odus Evbagharu, the chief of staff for state Rep. Jon Rosenthal incorporate a Political Action Committee called "BUILD BLACK BETTER PAC" back on, Friday, January 8, 2021, right here in the state of Texas. So, just for the record, the filing number for the “BUILDING BLACK BETTER PAC” is 0803916472 – according to public records. In case you’re wondering, the filing office link number is 1809791335 – just for the record. And the “STATE TAXPAYER IDENDIFICATION NUMBER” that was used to form the “BUILD BLACK BETTER PACT” is 32077604760 – just for the record. Now, am I the only one who smell something fishy going on in the Harris County Democratic Party right now?

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "If you look at the area above circled in red you will see that Antron D. Johnson is listed at the treasurer for The Texas Black Democrats PAC. But what's more interesting is that Carroll G. Robinson, the chairman of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats is the person that gave $100 dollars to get this "GPAC" started October 22, 2019."


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "If you look at the two red circles above you will see that Carroll G. Robinson was the person who paid $100 dollars to get this "GPAC" up and going. So, as we investigate the activities of The Texas Black Democrats PAC going forward, into 2022, and 2024, what I believe that we're going to find is that Carroll G. Robinson is the person running this Political Action Committee behind the scenes."


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "If you look at the area above circled in red you will see that Antron D. Johnson is listed at the treasurer for TxMuniPAC. But what's more interesting is that Carroll G. Robinson, the chairman of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats is the person that gave $100 dollars to get this "GPAC" started December 30, 2020."


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "If you look at the two red circles above you will see that Carroll G. Robinson was the person who paid $100 dollars to get this "GPAC" up and going. So, as we investigate the activities of TxMuniPAC going forward, into 2022, and 2024, what I believe that we're going to find is that Carroll G. Robinson is the person running this Political Action Committee behind the scenes."


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "If you look at the area above circled in red you will see that Antron D. Johnson is listed at the treasurer for Reform HISD. But what's more interesting is that Carroll G. Robinson, the chairman of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats is the person that gave $100 dollars to get this "GPAC" started December 30, 2020."


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "If you look at the two red circles above you will see that Carroll G. Robinson was the person who paid $100 dollars to get this "GPAC" up and going. So, as we investigate the activities of Reform HISD going forward, into 2022, and 2024, what I believe that we're going to find is that Carroll G. Robinson is the person running this Political Action Committee behind the scenes."


Chairman Carroll G. Robinson said, “TCBD greatly appreciates Melanie Miles’ commitment to helping the Coalition and other Texas Black PACs secure the resources necessary to help elect Black Democrats and grow Black voter turnout to help elect Democrats all across Texas in 2022 and 2024.”

 

Melanie Wilcox Flowers used to be a member of the Harris County Republican Party. However, after a couple of unsuccessful runs for public office as a Republican, she's switched political parties. Melanie now serves as the Harris County Democratic Precinct Chair for Precinct #140. But don't get it twisted, Melanie did not switch parties just to become a Democratic Precinct Chair. What Melanie wants more than anything else is to serve the people of Texas as Family Court Judge, in my opinion.

The North Dallas Gazette Reported the Miles Agreed to Serve As Chair of the Texas Alliance of Black PACs

(PRESS RELEASE)

The Texas Coalition of Black Democrats (TCBD), in preparation for the 2022 and 2024 election cycles, has organized a statewide Texas Alliance of Black Political Action Committees (PACs) to engage in coordinated local, statewide and national fundraising to increase overall funding to maximize Black Democratic voter turnout through increased and enhanced voter registration, issue education, year-round voter engagement, community service and political infrastructure building and maintenance.

This historic initiative will be led by small business-owner, Melanie Miles. Miles has agreed to lead the fundraising project as part of The Coalition’s broader effort to help increase the involvement of Democratic Precinct Chairs and local and county elected officials within The Coalition and Texas Democratic Party.

In agreeing to serve as Chair of the Texas Alliance of Black PACs, Miles said, “I will be laser focused on helping to raise the funding necessary to bring change to Texas. Our state needs better, more compassionate and competent leadership and the path to achieving that goal is a stronger, more unified, energized and well-funded Black Democratic political infrastructure.

Black Democrats need the financial wherewithal to partner with our county parties across the state to maximize black voter turnout in our rural, suburban and urban counties.”

In addition to fundraising for the Texas Alliance of Black PACs, Melanie Miles has also agreed to work with The Coalition’s State Chair, Carroll G. Robinson, to assist him in an effort to help secure funding to ensure that all 254 Democratic County Parties across Texas have a full-time paid staff member to maximize the efficiency of precinct chairs in the effort to increase overall Democratic voter turnout.

Under the leadership of Miles, The Alliance will be reaching out to partner and work with all the various constituency organizations and allied groups, in the Texas Democratic Party, to maximize strategic deployment of assets, resources and investments in the Coalition’s effort to (Re)Turn Texas Blue.

Chairman Robinson said, “TCBD greatly appreciates Melanie Miles’ commitment to helping the Coalition and other Texas Black PACs secure the resources necessary to help elect Black Democrats and grow Black voter turnout to help elect Democrats all across Texas in 2022 and 2024.”

If you are interested in donating to or partnering and working with the Texas Alliance of Black PACs, please contact Melanie Miles at TABPACs@gmail.com.

The Texas Coalition of Black Democrats is a political organization and we must always remember that politics is a means to an end. Our end goals must include ending poverty, hunger, homelessness, race-based health disparities, the racial wealth-income-and education gaps. Eliminating food deserts, public transportation and infrastructure inequity, as well as environmental injustices, must also be priorities of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats.


"There's a faction of the Democratic Party in Texas that includes Melanie Miles, Carroll G. Robinson, Antron D. Johnson, and Odus Evbagharu who are up to something no good with the forming of all of these Political Action Committees heading into the upcoming 2022 Midterm Elections in Texas."

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AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "As an amateur prizefighter, Carr racked up 56 wins with only 6 losses. And along the way spared with the likes of Tommy "Hit Man" Hearns, the former WBC Continental Middleweight Champion Kid Fire Parks, and 1984 Olympic medal winner Frank Tate, who went on to win a World Middleweight Championship." 


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "Today my good friend former prizefighter Eric Carr is a successful businessman who has beat the statistics and is living life on his own terms."


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "Think about it for a second! When is the last time you've seen an image of three strong, vibrant Black men, smiling in the local mainstream media? The three men you see pictured above are, former amateur prizefighter, Eric Carr who racked up 56 wins with only 6 losses in the ring; Tommy "HITMAN" Hearns, a former professional prizefighter who racked up 61 wins with 5 losses in the ring. And the guy on the right is is a former professional boxer Milton McCrory, who was a world champion in the welterweight (147lb) division. McCrory ended his career with 35 wins and only 4 losses."

Successful Businessman and Former Prizefighter Eric Carr Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

"What does freedom mean to me? Let me see what freedom truly means to me. FREEDOM is when you can have the resources to meet your needs and satisfy your wants as well. In my situation, FREEDOM means being your own boss. Calling your own shots. Determining your destiny. FREEDOM to me is having stability in my life. There’s a passage of scripture that says, "A feast is made with laughter, and wine makes the heart merry, but "money" it answers all things." – Ecclesiastics 4:19, in the Holy Bible.

What FREEDOM means to me is having the ability to think what I want to think – not having to succumb to what society says I must do, but doing what I want to do. Being so self-sufficient that I don't have to compromise myself for anyone. There was once a great boxing champion who I will always admire, “The Great Muhammad Ali.” He was told that he had to conform to be champ, but Ali said, “I will be the champ like I want to be – not the champ like you want to be.” That statement has stuck with me throughout my entire life. I will forever respect him for making that statement. Whether you choose to get a degree, master a trade, have a business, climb the corporate ladder, or do what makes you whole on your own terms – you’re still just as FREE AS THE NEXT MAN! So, to me, freedom is to thine own self be true. So, earn your money, and live your life to the FULLEST!!!"


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "This is what it looks like to get knocked out! The man you see in the photo above towering over his adversary is the late Muhammad Ali, who is widely regarded by boxing historians and commentators as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. Why do we no longer see images of Black men in positions of strength, success, and power?"


Five Star General Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

FIVE STAR GENERAL: “Freedom, generally, is having the ability to act or change without constraint. A person has the freedom to do things that will not, in theory or in practice, be prevented by other forces. Outside of the human realm, freedom generally does not have this political or psychological dimension. Freedom means African Americans not being murdered unjustly by law enforcement. Freedom is a quality education for every person. Freedom is when Black America is paid reparations. When that is done Blacks will enjoy financial Freedom in my opinion.”


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "You are looking into the eyes of a free Black man in the photo above. This is what FREEDOM looks like in my opinion. Judge DaSean Jones is one of the strongest Black male elected officials in all of Harris County, Texas. He has the backbone, intestinal fortitude, and the heart of a lion. Yes, he's a Democrat, but nobody has a key in his back. And he does not seek to legislate from the bench in his 180th Criminal District Courtroom. Judge Jones is a firm believer in our United States Constitution and the laws that govern us as a free nation. So, it's vitally important that we as a nation, make it our business to show our young Black men all across America images of other powerful, strong, successful Black men."


AUBREY R. TAYLOR: “Hey, don't forget to check out my girl Attorney Nyanza Moore's new radio show every Thursday from 10:00am to 12:00pm on 953 Jamz.com - Houston’s first Digital Radio Station as well as Houston’s #1 Digital Radio Station. 


Judge Lucia G. Bates Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE LUCIA G. BATES: “Freedom to me means that I can express myself and opinions while exercising diplomacy. Having the freedom to pursue positions that have been historically unheard of and unattainable. Freedom allows me to enhance my creativity and appreciate my uniqueness, unabashed. Freedom also means overcoming obstacles despite lacking what others perceive as absolute, allowing me to continue my daily responsibilities of serving my community while being compassionate and keeping my integrity intact. Freedom allows me to compete with myself and always remembering who paved the way to make my impossibilities possible.”


Judge Jeralynn Manor Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE JERALYNN MANOR: "Freedom to me is the ability to walk in the calling God has destined for my life. I do not take for granted the trials nor the triumphs."  Now, don't let her pretty smile fool you! This is what a strong Black woman looks like in my opinion. Judge Jeralynn Manor is one of the brightest young Democratic judges in America today. And she actually took the time to practiced law before she decided to run for the 80th Civil District Court back during the 2020 Presidential Election. Nope, she's not a token, and she certainly didn't run for the 80th Civil District Court bench playing on anyone's emotions. She's the real deal. Get this, at the age of 7 years old, she decided that she wanted to become a judge one day. And when she decided to launch her bid to become a judge, one of the first people she turned to was me, and I'm grateful for that."


Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

COMPTROLLER GLENN HEGAR: “Freedom is anyone’s opportunity to achieve their goals without fear of an oppressive government standing in their way. It’s the idea that you get to choose how to run your business, what religion to practice, what moral guidelines you want your children to follow, and many other personal decisions that government shouldn’t be regulating. It is about living in a society without over-burdensome and forced government mandates that try to dictate the details of daily life and instead is when an individual is the sole arbiter of their decisions.

In Texas, we have shown that the more liberty, or freedom, you give the people, the more likely they are to achieve success. This is why Texas continues to lead the nation in fastest-growing cities and job growth. As Americans, we are given the privilege to follow our dreams and are allowed to do so without fear of an oppressive government holding us back.”



Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman Stepped Down from Her Bench to Run Against Ken Paxton in the 2022 Republican Party Primary

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "This is what freedom is all about in my opinion. Anyone who want's to run for office should be able to run without having to kiss the ring of local politicians. "I’m running to be your next Attorney General because it’s time for leaders to show up, stand up, and speak up for what’s right. Simply put, it’s time for justice." I totally agree with former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman -- It's indeed time for justice in Texas!


State Rep. Senfronia Thompson Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

STATE REP. SENFRONIA THOMPSON: “In the United States, freedom is heralded throughout our land because of the liberation from the British, the freedom granted to slaves after the Civil War, and our sovereignty as a nation after various battles. For me, freedom is more than being emancipated on paper. It is about being free in all aspects of life. It is about being free from the control of another.

We know freedom is not free. Many have paid the price for the rights and comforts that we possess today, and we must ensure that the rights we have attained are not eroded.

I want my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other families, to grow up without being judged by the color of their skin, who they love or where they grew up. As a state representative, that is why I am so passionate about making laws that protect the lives of all Texans. I want us to celebrate our own expressions of religion without fear of bombings or retaliation because our beliefs may differ from the convictions of others. I want us to be able to express our love, our speech, our thoughts, as well as our votes without suppression.

Ideologically, we are free, but we must continue to fight for the preservation of our freedom.”


Political Analyst Jacquie Baly Craig Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

POLITICAL ANALYST JACQUIE BALY CRAIG: "My parents migrated to America many years ago to give their only child a better life and a chance of achieving the American Dream. As a result, freedom embodies having the opportunity to pursue a great education, pursuing a promising career and becoming an accomplished business owner and entrepreneur. I am blessed to achieve these goals and so much more. But Freedom does not stop there. It also encompasses being a dedicated public servant and giving back to our wonderful community that has given so much to me. I am now a proud mother of two very accomplished young men. Freedom now has new meanings as they follow in my footsteps in public service and help make our community even better than it is today. Creating a positive legacy and promoting good will, our freedom as Americans will continue for many generations to come."

Judge Sandra J. Peake Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE SANDRA J. PEAKE: “What does freedom mean to me?  Freedom today looks much different to me than it used to.  Freedom is a feeling of optimism, of the confidence that adversity can be overcome, that the people around you are able to define the dream of freedom for themselves individually, and, to be able to visualize, actualizing those dreams for themselves and their families.  Freedom is reflected in a feeling of hope and empowerment in organizations that I am proud to be a member of as the organizations strive to serve the communities in which we live, raise our families, worship and work in.  It also means that I can experience freedom in seeing progress.  Improvements in our justice system, housing, educational achievements demonstrated by graduations at various levels, scholarship opportunities, employment opportunities, and a more equal playing field while competing for even greater opportunities.  All of these things point to significant progress and greater freedoms for more people and improving the quality of life for all. Visible and steady progress towards these goals means freedom to me."

Judge Michelle Moore Discusses What Freedom Means to her

JUDGE MICHELLE MOORE: “Freedom to me means being your true authentic self. It means to live life on your terms without restrictions or being confined to what others think you should be. Freedom to me means being able to pursue your dreams and make your own life choices without the fear of condemnation.”

 

Jessica K. Swain, a Houston Area Realtor® Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JESSICA K. SWAIN: “Freedom means, to me, the ability to have CHOICES, Options, and Variety!!! Without freedom we would all be the same and that’s boring!!! Freedom means that I can be unapologetically ME while at the same time appreciating the differences in YOU!! Freedom is not a privilege but a Right that we all should be able to enjoy!! Ultimately, freedom = the ability to experience God’s abundance both mentally and physically of which I feel we All Were born to do!”


Attorney Nyanza Moore is One of the People Who Made this Freedom Series Possible

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "As an entrepreneur Attorney Nyanza Moore celebrates a type of freedom that many Americans can only dream about. Now, the 2021 Hurricane Season started back on June 1, 2021, and won't end until, Tuesday, November 30, 2021. So, please support my friends over at The Moore Law Group if you are dealing with any weather related issues."


Free Women Like Jessica K. Swain Are Not Afraid To Speak Their Minds

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: "As a Realtor® in the Houston area Jessica K. Swain celebrates a type of freedom that many Americans can only dream about. That's one of the key reasons, I asked her to share her thoughts about what freedom means to her as part of my freedom series. Jessica K. Swain can be reached at (832)885-6576 if you need commercial retail or residential Realtor®."


Dr. Nissi Hamilton Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

DR. NISSI HAMILTON: "Well, to me freedom means the ability to correct some of life's worse problems to achieve God's perfection. And when God's perfection is achieved, there's nothing more to add and then there's nothing more to take away...FREEDOM -- There's nothing no one else can take away from me!!!"


Mayor Kevin Cole Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

MAYOR KEVIN COLE: “Freedom – I believe freedom is the ability to say or think according to ones’ beliefs without duress. I also believe we all have the free will for our own pursuit of happiness in this world. I have lived my life in a way to be in a position to have freedom of my time, freedom of my thought, freedom to live my faith and long for everyone to do the same.”


HCRP Chairwoman Cindy Seigel Discusses What Freedom and Liberty Means to Her

HCRP CHAIR CINDY SEIGEL: “They are two of the most beautiful words in the dictionary. It means that I have the personal freedom to make decisions on how I am going to live my life. They mean that I and my daughters have the opportunity to make our lives into whatever we want with hard work. However, along with freedom and liberty goes personal responsibility. That means working to ensure that we continue to have freedom and liberty now and for future generations because without America standing for freedom and liberty - where do people go?”


ELECTION INTEGRITY

SB 1 provides $34 million for reimbursements to counties for the purchase of new auditable voting machines and an increase of $1.4 million for the training of county election officials.

HB 574 increases the penalties for conducting fraudulent activity in elections.

HB 1128 specifies which individuals may be lawfully present in a polling places and other areas where election activities are taking place.

HB 1264 helps ensure the integrity of elections by shortening the amount of time in which voter registrars and the secretary of state must be notified of deaths.

HB 2283 prohibits election administrators from accepting large donations from private individuals and organizations for the purposes of administering elections.


Former Mo City Mayor Allen Owen Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

HONORABLE ALLEN OWEN: “It has been said that freedom is a powerful word in and of itself. It can and does mean a lot of different things to different people. In democracy and government, it means having the right to speak, to act, to be independent, and to be yourself. I believe that I was given that freedom by our forefathers and by those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our Country and those still serving today. Freedom comes with sacrifices and is not to be taken lightly. I am fortunate to live in a Country that has freedoms. As we are seeing in today’s times, that is not true for everyone. Freedom to worship, to vote, to hold office, to own a home, get an education, and to live without the fear of persecution is freedom by definition alone. I pray that those freedoms will continue for many years to come and wish that other nations and countries had those same freedoms. Maybe someday they will.”


Dr. Steven F. Hotze has signed on as one of the "TITLE SPONSORS" of the "Proud Americans Celebrating Freedom Together" series. 

Thoughts on Freedom and Liberty

Steven F. Hotze, M.D.

The Bible clearly teaches that “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23). This means that everyone has chosen to violate God’s standards, as written in the Scriptures, and is enslaved to sin and under God’s righteous judgment. God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us from the penalty of our sins and to give new life to anyone who would accept Him.

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2)

Biblical Christianity instructs us that in Christ we are free to practice whatever is good, right, honorable, holy and pure. Our liberty in Christ Jesus does not give us license to do as we please. “Live as free people, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as a servant of God.” (1 Peter 2:16)

Atheistic Communism rejects God and His law, and exists in direct opposition to the revealed truth in the Bible. Communism exalts the totalitarian state and its rulers as the final arbiters of right and wrong. Biblical Christianity exalts God as the Sovereign Ruler of the universe. His laws and standards have the ultimate authority on how an individual should conduct himself.

Freedom and liberty for an individual, and for society at large, can only exist as we submit under the Sovereignty of Almighty God. “His Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and His dominion rules throughout all generations.” (Psalm 145:13)

Where God’s law is forsaken, there is tyranny. “Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive with them.” (Proverbs 28:4)

Opposition to tyranny is obedience to God. Christians must demonstrate the liberty that they have in Christ by opposing the forces of evil and wickedness that are seeking to destroy both Christianity and our American Constitutional Republic.

Congressman Kevin Brady Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

CONGRESSMAN KEVIN BRADY: “Freedom is everything. But what Freedom will never be is free. Freedom is a precious gift that our veterans and our fallen have secured for us and continue to secure for us.

Being an American is about being free.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior said “we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom.” He was so right that “a man can't ride you unless your back is bent.”

As Americans we must always stand proud and tall for freedom and against injustice. We must have faith to take the harder path with the greatest rewards. Being a servant leader will never be the easy path, but it is the most rewarding path.

Serving my constituents and my state in Washington, DC is an honor that I do not take lightly. It’s my duty to preserve freedom for all Americans. As Dr. King said “The time is always right to do what is right.” That time is now.”

Angelique Bartholomew Shares Her Thoughts on Freedom to her

ANGELIQUE BARTHOLOMEW: “As an African American Female being asked what freedom means to me is a challenging question to address. Freedom symbolizes a multitude of things. As a woman, Freedom is the right to choose and control my own destiny, make choices and participate in society on any level without any ceiling. As an African American it means to be able to perform at my greatest potential and not worry that I will be judged or overlooked for my skin color and hair texture before having the chance to prove that I am great!

                Freedom is not personalizing the many misconceptions that strangers or family members may have of who they envision me to be and being sure of who I AM. Being Free is in so many ways to, just be authentically you.

                Freedom is continually breaking chains that have locked away my confidence; breaking my own invisible mental and emotional limitations. Freedom is learning but even more important, unlearning the ways of the world. Being on the receiving end of growth and change. Even Rosa Parks road the back of the Bus before making History. Freedom to Me is making my mark in History.”

Judge Toria J. Finch Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE TORIA J FINCH: “Notwithstanding of the fact that the literal meaning of freedom is defined as the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved, when I think of what freedom means to me personally, I immediately think of sacrifices. Freedom never stands alone in my mind, but it is accompanied with thoughts of longsuffering and sacrifices. Since the beginning of time, the freedoms that we at times carelessly possess, whether it is the freedom of physical liberties, the freedom of thought, the freedom of religion, the freedom to love, or the freedom to simply exist in a space and time without inequality or injustice, it all has been achieved at the expense of the many sacrifices of those that came before us, and the many women and men that continue to fight for us on the grand stages of the battlefields of the world and our local communities. Although, easily taken for granted, freedom is something that if we don’t continue to vigorously protect, we stand to lose, because unfortunately freedom is just not free.”

Justice Ken Wise Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUSTICE KEN WISE: “Freedom means the ability to achieve whatever you want and live however you want based on your own talent and willingness to work hard. The United States of America was founded on this ideal. Our founders desired a society with a very limited government designed only to protect the nation and foster the commerce that would help everyone succeed. Our founders wanted to avoid a big government, which restricts freedom. Our founders want to avoid oppressive and voluminous laws, which restrict freedom. I pray for a return to the idea that each of us can succeed if we respect each other, work hard and develop our talents.”

Judge Shannon Baldwin Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE SHANNON BALDWIN: “Freedom means the ability to have choices without restraint. Typically, I’ve always associated freedom of choice with education. The better education, the better your choices are and the more freedom you achieve. While that is true, I’ve learned that we still have a long way to go to achieve real freedom.

Our society must strive to achieve freedom of ALL of our marginalized communities. We should eliminate homelessness, focus on mental health and wealth should not determine a person’s value. One’s sexual preference or identity should not be life threatening!

Your rights end where the next person’s rights begin!”

State Rep. Mary Ann Perez Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

STATE REP. MARY ANN PEREZ: “Freedom means something different to all of us, but for me—the definition is very clear. Freedom is the ability to adequately provide for my children, having the right to make my own choices, and being entrusted to hold leadership roles within my community. Freedom, to any individual, is a hard-sought goal and the ability to achieve it by whatever means necessary. Freedom is not found without struggle, determination and sacrifice but it is a fight that’s worthy of the journey. Freedom is having the capacity to enrich your community and be involved in the electoral process.”

Judge Nikita Harmon Discusses What Freedom Means to her

JUDGE NIKITA HARMON: “No idea is more fundamental to me as an American and as an individual than freedom. Freedom means the power or right to act, speak, or think freely without governmental hindrance or restraint. It means that you can have your own opinion and that you can share that opinion with other people even if they don’t agree with you.

Freedom does not mean the absence of authority or the right to do whatever one pleased—far from it. However, it entails the privileges enumerated in the Bill of Rights—freedom of speech, the press, assembly, and religion.”

Judge Kevin Patrick Yeary Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUDGE KEVIN PATRICK YEARY: “Freedom is the power to act according to one's own judgment. It carries with it the duty to be responsible for one's own actions. It includes the ability to seek one's own path in life, the right to choose the good or the bad, and the ability to prosper or fail. It requires the will to accept consequences, be they good or bad.

Real freedom, understood properly and exercised appropriately, leads people to a sense of gratitude and to a spirit of charity and joy.”

Dr. Carla Brailey Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

DR. CARLA BRAILEY: “Harriet Tubman once said, “Home is where freedom is...” My parents migrated, as a newly married couple, to Houston from a small rural town called Abbeville in Louisiana. They were free to pursue opportunities and they found great opportunities in the form of employment and their first home. In my parent’s home, I remember growing up as a young girl feeling free to develop my intellectual potential and to be expressive with a voice. And when freedom transfers to our intellectual being, it finds our soul and spirit and nurtures peace and passion, love and legacy, heart and happiness, fire and fantasies, vulnerabilities and victories, and dreams and destiny. At the same time, freedom will manifest as a core attribute to develop our moral compass, to seek justice for humanity, and to recognize prejudice and bias.

In the end, it is freedom that advances our potential and guides our journeys. If we do not develop the strengths of freedom, both our minds and our souls are enslaved.”

Judge Bert Richardson Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUDGE BERT RICHARDSON: “I was raised in a military family and understand firsthand the sacrifices that others have made so as citizens of this State & Country we enjoy freedoms in many aspects of our lives that others throughout the world do not have. At an early age my uncle (my father’s brother) was killed in a crash of a F-106 USAF fighter jet. Not long after that my father left for Vietnam and flew over 160 missions as a fighter pilot. During that year many of his fellow pilots did not return home from that war. I knew several of the children from those families. My brother recently retired from the USAF and is a veteran of over 300 air missions in the Middle-east conflicts with the Special Ops Squadrons. I have heard many stories of those brave soldiers he protected during his flights. Without such sacrifices throughout our Country’s history, we as American citizens would not enjoy the blessings to worship according to the dictates of our own conscience, or enjoy the many benefits and opportunities offered in our country to better ourselves through education, hard work and to support our families. I have lived overseas for over 10 years and am painfully aware of the fact that others do not have these great opportunities available to them.”

Judge Genesis Draper Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE GENESIS DRAPER: “Many of us think of freedom as being free from physical confinement, but true freedom is being free from oppression and having the opportunity to reach your full potential. Our right to assemble, right to vote, right to free speech and right to religion all serve one purpose…to guard against oppression. As we celebrate Juneteenth and the physical freedom it granted, let us also celebrate the power in our voice, our vote and our values. It is the use of these tools that opens the doors of possibility for our children and our children’s children.”

 Judge Kyle Carter Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUDGE KYLE CARTER: “We are all endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom is the ability to exercise those rights. However, this freedom is not something that just happens. Our forefathers made it possible for us to experience the American dream of freedom and we must, as part of our generational duty continue to fight against those who would take our freedoms away and to ensure opportunity exists for all Americans. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt aptly stated "In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."

 Diane Trautman Discusses What Free Means to Her

DR. DIANE TRAUTMAN: “Freedom comes in many forms – the ability for each of us to practice our chosen faith, share our differing opinions, and vote for candidates that represent us. Elections are one way we celebrate freedom beyond Independence Day, and I believe each citizen should earnestly exercise that right and responsibility in every election, large or small.”

Judge Angela Graves Harrington Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE ANGELA GRAVES HARRINGTON: “Freedom is the absence of mental or physical enslavement. Freedom is the ability to boldly walk into your destiny without being tied to the expectations or doubts of others. Freedom is the realization of one’s full potential and the right to exist in authenticity. Freedom is “an absolute equality of personal rights.” Freedom is, quite simply, being free.”

Judge Beau Miller Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUDGE BEAU MILLER: “We have a complicated relationship with freedom in this country, because the Enlightenment values on which we were founded, while progressive at the time, only applied to land-holding men. Women, people of color, of differing cultural and economic backgrounds, of different sexual orientations, and people of diverse faiths all had to fight not just for liberty, but for basic equality. “We, the people,” means everyone.

What freedom means to me is the upholding of laws that advance personal freedoms, and which embrace the joyous diversity we all share.

It is how a person acts that gives their true measure: acting without prejudice, discrimination, or harm, but acting with openness, generosity, and goodness.

As the Transcendentalist Theodor Parker so memorably said, who inspired Martin Luther King, Jr. and I believe his words now more than ever, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice”. Justice and the law are freedom.”

Judge David C. Newell Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUDGE DAVID C. NEWELL: “At the risk of stating the obvious, "freedom" means a lot of different things to different people. People find its meaning in the inspirational words of Martin Luther King, Jr. or maybe even a popular song. But one thing that I have observed about freedom is that people, including myself, do not seem to think specifically about what it means to them on a regular basis.

If you look at the dictionary definition it can mean the quality of being free as in the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. It certainly means that to me as I often marvel at little things many of us take for granted such as the ability to catch a quick bite to eat at a fast-food restaurant. But I also see it quite often in the big things like the ability to vote for who will be my voice in passing the laws that will govern my daily life.

And that leads me to another definition of freedom, that of a political right. It is a great paradox that our freedoms are based upon our responsibilities as citizens of the United States to participate in the process of self-governance. You can feel that responsibility not only in those little reminders such as a notice for jury duty, but also in the eyes of soldiers returning from foreign soil where they fought to bring freedom to others and preserve it for us at home.

So perhaps that is what freedom means most to me. Those dictionary definitions and real-life examples serve as humbling reminders of how truly blessed I am to live in a country with so much freedom that I rarely have to question my access to it. And they also serve to obligate me to exercise that freedom in a way that preserves that liberty for my family, my friends, and my fellow citizens.”

Constable Herschel Smith Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

CONSTABLE HERSCHEL SMITH: “When I think of freedom, I imagine all the slaves and activists who fought and died for me. Now I have the freedom and right to act and speak as I want without physical hindrance or enslavement. One may ask are we really free though? I would say good question because in order to really be free we have to break chains from the inside by freeing our minds from bondage and be bold enough to take that first step. We have the right to stand up for ourselves and what we believe in. Standing up for ourselves allows our light to shine so that others can imitate that power. As a veteran who served in the U.S. Army, I have seen the good and indifferences in people of all dimensions. I now understand that we are so much more alike than different, but in most cases our circumstances determine the outcome of the choices we make. I am empowered because I have the ability to make choices and face the consequences of my decisions – which is my responsibility. Freedom for me begins from within. So, let’s start there and not allow anyone to take that away from you.”

Councilwoman Martha Castex Tatum Discusses Freedom Means to Her

COUNCILWOMAN MARTHA CASTEX TATUM: “Freedom is a beautiful and powerful word. The meaning of freedom for each person is shaped by their environment and their sphere of influence. My parents encouraged me to never stop learning and to value education and life lessons. I was encouraged to sacrifice and work hard during my early years so I would have a knowledge base leading me to recognize the importance of being free from enslavement of the mind, potential bad jobs, unhealthy relationships, unnecessary debt or anything that threatens your peace and hope. Freedom is also about knowing when to push and pull for yourself and others. It is the limitless thoughts that allow you to live without boundaries while being keenly aware that decisions have consequences. Freedom is my desire to inspire others to limitless thinking and the preservation of being free.

Freedom is a state of mind and we were chosen to be free. In the words of Nelson Mandela, “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

Trustee Danyahel Norris Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

DANYAHEL NORRIS: “The word “freedom” is generally defined as a lack of any restriction. In the social and personal context, it means so much more. In the social context, it means the ability for each person to pursue their dreams and passions, without any hindrances. I believe it’s what the founding fathers had in mind when they included the phrase “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence. While there are a variety of things that have derailed these plans for many in our society, like slavery, racism, poverty, and a variety of other factors, I believe it is the society we should strive to be. A society which removes any hindrances from citizens as they use their God-given abilities to make this world a better place.

Personally, the word freedom represents even more. It represents a long line of ancestors who came to this country several generations ago. Some willingly, and some in bondage. I think of my 4th great-grandmother, Judy Crocker, who was born a free negro around the same time and same county as Nat Turner. I think of my parents, who were the first generation in their families to go to college. I think of long conversations between myself and my wife, regarding the dreams we are still pursuing. Last, but not least, I think of my children’s dreams and aspirations, as they grow and prepare to make their mark on this world.”

Judge Ramona Franklin Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE RAMONA FRANKLIN: “Freedom reminds me of a beautifully handcrafted quilt. Each patch in the quilt symbolizes the uniqueness of one being permitted to live the way a person chooses to live without unlawful restraints. One patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom stands for one to live in the United States with the opportunity to lawfully speak his or her mind without being censored. Another patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom is the right of religion. The third patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom allows a woman the right to make decisions for her own body. The fourth patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom allows a law-abiding citizen to live anywhere they desire to live. The fifth patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom is the ability to receive an education. The sixth patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom is the ability for one to think as one wants without constraints. The last patch that is crafted in the quilt of freedom is the right of choice. Freedom symbolizes the complete handcrafted quilt that has all of its unique and beautiful patches woven together.”

Dr. Cynthia Lenton Gary Discusses Freedom and What it Means to Her

DR. CYNTHIA LENTON GARY: “According to the dictionary, freedom is the act of being free or at liberty instead of being in confinement or under physical restraint. In January of 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed what freedom means to him during his State of the Union Address. He said that every American has four basic freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want and freedom from fear. However, in my opinion, Nelson Mandela stated it better. He said, “For to be free is not merely to cast off ones’ chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Freedom entitles us to quality of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It presents us with opportunities that were non-existent for our ancestors. I can recall being in the fifth grade; my parent, my siblings and I went to visit my uncle in Fort Polk, Louisiana. My sister was a baby at the time, and she needed more milk. We stopped at a store and on the door was a sign that read, “COLOREDS ENTER IN THE BACK”. That sign worried me because in my heart I thought because we were living in America, a country known as the land of the free, the owner of that store should not have been allowed to put that sign up. From that day, I was determined to pursue a field of study that very few African American considered. I received my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/ Mathematics and worked as a Chemist for many years.

As an African American female, and a citizen of the United States, I was able to receive a quality education that resulted in a bachelors, a masters and a doctorate degree. The lack of confinement and the lack of being restrained by racism and inequality also gave me the opportunity to be the first African American female to service on Missouri City council, the first African American female appointed to Fort Bend Independent School District board of trustees and it gave me the opportunity to service on the board of directors of the Houston Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). I have been blessed with many other opportunities that would not have existed had I not been free. As the mother of sons, I can proudly say that freedom of education and opportunity is why all my sons are college graduates who are working to pursue their dreams to ensure a successful future. I thank GOD for the most important characteristic of our lives and that’s FREEDOM.”

Judge LaShawn A. Williams Shares Her Thoughts on Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE LASHAWN A. WILLIAMS: “I cannot help but think of Freedom in two contexts: one as a free black woman, descendent of slaves; and the other as having freedom of thought and spirit... both essential to who I am and how I live. As a free black woman in what I consider to be the best country in the world, I appreciate what it took to create our system of government, for me to be an elected official now, to love whom I choose, to care for my body as I choose, and to be able to worship the God I serve in the way that I choose. So, I am conscious of protecting all that has been won, lost and yet to be, in the name of freedom in the world. In terms of my freedom of mind and spirit, I try to live my life free from mindsets that restrict or vex my spirit. As we celebrate Independence Day, I do so gratefully and fully appreciating that I am entirely free! We cannot celebrate freedom without Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who said: “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic…Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” Therefore, we are free to love, fight for justice and pursue “power correcting everything that stands against love,” and I would add freedom.”

Judge Sedrick T. Walker Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

JUDGE SEDRICK WALKER: “At its core, freedom means the ability to speak your mind and live your life as you see fit. However, in our constantly evolving society, the notion of freedom applies in so many different areas. The pursuit of achieving freedom for everyone is a centuries-old battle that continues today. As a criminal court judge, I deal with the issue of freedom in its most literal sense on a day-to-day basis. As we pause to celebrate our freedoms, I believe it’s important that we reflect on the steps our ancestors took to fight for the liberties we currently enjoy.”

Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

DR. PRETTA VANDIBLE STALLWORTH: “Freedom is Catharsis – LIBERATION! The greatest challenge in public service is the freedom and courage to stand up for what is just, fair, and right. As public servants we must have freedom and courage to speak on behalf of the people. A good public servant must be the voice of the people, must address the needs of the populace, and must remain steadfast in the work of community relief.

As a public servant I choose to exercise my blood-bought freedom by engaging in catharsis for my community. I choose courage -- to liberate my people. While I’ve chosen to liberate my people, I’ve come to the full realization that my choice comes at a great price. My chosen path makes me a moving target, a political pariah if you will. However, being a moving target does not matter to me. I believe the work of community relief must be done, and I’m committed to doing it. The needs of the populace must be addressed, and I’m making it my mission to address them.

Choosing the path of public service requires freedom and courage. Freedom and courage bring about catharsis (the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong repressed emotions) in my opinion. Catharsis is necessary for the education of the community. Education leads to the liberation of the minds of the people.”

Judge Linda Dunson Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

JUDGE LINDA DUNSON: “Freedom means being truly unshackled. Unshackled so that my mind can dream dreams; Unshackled so that opportunity is an open door; Unshackled so that I can embrace humanity in all of its gore; Unshackled so that I am seen instead of looked at; Unshackled so that I am not one of a few; Unshackled so that I can love freely; Unshackled so that I may serve my God without offending; Unshackled so that wealth, health and justice are not kept from me; Unshackled so that "all men are created equal" is a truth instead of an ideal; Unshackled so that the chains are forever shattered to the point that I don't ever even remember being shackled…That's FREEDOM.”

Dr. Rhonda Skillern Jones Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

HCC TRUSTEE RHONDA SKILLERN JONES: “Freedom is POWER. It is a state of mind and body, an individual's mental and physical power to act, speak and think without hindrance, restraint or control. It is our right as Americans granted by the Constitution and protected by our brave sisters and brothers in the military. Freedom means every person regardless of their beliefs, affiliations, physical presentation, affinities and or life station can and must have full self-governing authority over their life and life choices. It is the ability to define ourselves and live in our truth unabashedly and without conforming to prescribed constraints. The goal of freedom is independence and the key is education. America must ensure it lives up to its promise of freedom by ensuring each and every person is afforded the opportunity to exist independently on their own terms and provided the education to do so. My freedom comes from the confidence my parents instilled in me to be unafraid to live my life bold and unafraid. My mother set an example of what it is to exercise your freedom as a black woman in this country. My father raised me with the fortitude to stand up to infractions against my rights. They never stopped reinforcing that education in this country makes the difference in one's ability to experience freedom in its purest form. I live in those principles and pass them down to my own children and those around me. If freedom is to be realized, it must be actively exercised.”

Kathy Blueford Daniels Discusses What Freedom Means to Her

KATHY BLUEFORD DANIELS: “Freedom means not being imprisoned or enslaved -- mentally or physically. To believe that blacks, browns, and LGBTQ+ people receive equality. That everyone is able to achieve prosperity and greatness without hindrance or judgment from others. Freedom means assurance that our black and brown children are provided equal educational opportunities as children attending suburban schools. Freedom means our legal system and the religious beliefs of others does not “continue” to the minimize Constitutional Rights of those based on skin color or economic status. Freedom also means picking up the baton from those who bled and died for future generational opportunities. As a Gold Star aunt, I know freedom is not FREE!”

Community Leader Travis McGee Discusses What Freedom Means

COMMUNITY ACTIVIST TRAVIS MCGEE: “Freedom means a lot of things to a lot of different people, but freedom should mean the same for all people. When I think of freedom I think of affordable housing, livable wages -- innocent until proven guilty. I think of fair, quality, equitable education with options of affordable higher education. I think of a better quality of life for every man, woman, and child regardless of their race, color, or creed without the fear of deportation. Freedom is transparent leadership for “We the People” vs. “Sellout” or dictatorship for everything, but “We the People.” Freedom is the right to be afforded a fair trial in a court of law regardless of one’s economic, geographic or demographic status. Freedom is representation equal to taxation. Freedom is a world without racism, classism or anything else that discriminates and/or causes division among us. Freedom is a judicial system that is for all people vs. continuous injustice for “just us”. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

Councilman Mike Knox Discusses What Freedom Means to Him

“Give me LIBERTY or Give me Death!” These words are attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775. What was he talking about? Are these words relevant today?

The words Freedom and Liberty are often used interchangeably in conversation, and I will use them interchangeably in this article. Realistically they amount to the same thing. Both mean, in the broadest of terms, the absence of hindrance, restraint, confinement, or repression. Both Liberty and Freedom mean you can do whatever you want to do. Did Patrick Henry mean that Americans should be completely without restraint – I don’t think so.

Our Founding Fathers were avid readers of philosophy, logic, and apologetics. They studied Socrates, Aristotle, John Locke, and of course, the Bible. Many were in the habit of discussing serious issues like Freedom and Liberty as a source of evening entertainment. They came to understand that Freedom and Liberty meant individuals were free to do as they pleased provided; they did not hinder another person’s Freedom or Liberty. To put it in modern language, “your freedom to swing your arm ends where my nose begins.”

These founders of our country recognized that government authority (laws) inevitably leads to the tyranny of the people and places humans in an unnatural state of servitude to the will of the ruling class. They set about inventing a new form of government — not a Democracy, but rather a Republic.

Our founders understood that Democracy was flawed because it depended on the rule of the masses or majority rule. They understood the majority would always favor the larger group over the individual. A Republic, on the other hand, is based on the rule of law designed to protect the freedoms of the individual over the will of the majority. Unless, of course, the Republic was taken over by a despot, tyrant, or king. Their solution was brilliant. A democratically elected governing body, which could be managed by the majority, confined by the law enacted by the people through their elected representatives. The purpose of the whole exercise was to free the individual to have the liberty to pursue their definition of happiness through the exercise of individual free will.

We have all been engaged in this grand experiment for well over two hundred years, and we have not perfected it yet. Some would argue we have steadily yielded our Liberty to gain safety and security, that we are stifling free speech with political correctness and are losing the ability, as a nation, to disagree without being disagreeable. It seems our schools have stopped teaching the classics in favor of the convenient. Perhaps all this is true. However, I like to think these struggles are not new to the United States and that Liberty and Freedom will ultimately prevail.

Freedom and Liberty are, to me, the light at the end of the tunnel. The goal to which we must constantly struggle to achieve.

Americans have died in places near and far attempting to obtain this “Holy Grail” we call Freedom. From the first person killed in the Boston Massacre, Crispus Attucks, to the next person who gives their full measure of devotion in service to this nation and all who have sacrificed in past conflicts so we can continue to seek Freedom, Americans would rather have Liberty than life itself. So, it would appear to me, Patrick Henry’s words in 1775 are as true today as they were then.

I, for one, agree. Give me Liberty or Give me Death!”


For the record, Community Activist Gladys House, on behalf of The Community Development Corporation of Freedmen’s Town, presented Aubrey R. Taylor, the publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper©, with “THE COMMUNITY GRASSROOT ADVOCACY AWARD” on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. “Businessman Aubrey Taylor expresses the need to know the political aspects of society,” said Gladys House. “His publication carefully researches the backgrounds of politicians and those seeking elected office to ensure they represent the best interests of the people,” she said.

We Must Allow Information to Flow Freely in These United States of America

“If you ask me, I think many Americans are becoming more and more less free in these United States of America, and something needs to change and change with the quickness. Look, it’s not right for one group of people posses the ability to freely speak their minds on political issues, and another group of people to have their voices suppressed. And when it starts happening to members of the press, like me, it becomes an even greater problem. After all, why do we need a United States Constitution, if we’re not going to abide by it? Everyone reading this message right now enjoys the right to freely speak their minds. However, as the publisher of a bonified newspaper, I am doubly protected!!! I have a right to freely speak my mind, according to the First Amendment of our United States Constitution, but I also have a “FREEDOM OF THE PRESS RIGHT” to publish information that I see fit, so long as it’s true, accurate, and does not infringe up the rights of anyone else. And if I slander, or harm anyone in any shape or form, with my words, the place where that harm to be addressed is inside the courtroom. So, LET FREEDOM RING, all across these United States of America.”

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Judge Michelle Moore will be on the Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Democratic Party Primary ballot in the race for Juvenile District Judge, 314th Judicial District Court. So, please cast your vote for Judge Michelle Moore on "SUPER TUESDAY" in the Democratic Party Primary in Harris County, Texas. However, if you know of any reason why we should not endorse Judge Moore in the 2022 Democratic Party Primary, please call Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© at (281)788-3033, prior to the Monday, December 13, 2021 filing deadline.


Judge Sonya Heath will be on the Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Democratic Party Primary ballot in the race for Family District Judge, 210th Judicial District Court. So, please cast your vote for Judge Sonya Heath on "SUPER TUESDAY" in the Democratic Party Primary in Harris County, Texas. However, if you know of any reason why we should not endorse Judge Heath in the 2022 Democratic Party Primary, please call Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© at (281)788-3033, prior to the Monday, December 13, 2021 filing deadline.


Attorney Tamika "Tami" Craft will be on the Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Democratic Party Primary ballot in the race for District Judge, 195th Civil District Court. So, please cast your vote for Attorney Tamika "Tami" Craft on "SUPER TUESDAY" in the Democratic Party Primary in Harris County, Texas. However, if you know of any reason why we should not endorse Attorney Craft in the 2022 Democratic Party Primary, please call Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© at (281)788-3033, prior to the Monday, December 13, 2021 filing deadline.


Judge Lauren Reeder will be on the Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Democratic Party Primary ballot in the race for District Judge, 234th Civil District Court. So, please cast your vote for Judge Lauren Reeder on "SUPER TUESDAY" in the Democratic Party Primary in Harris County, Texas. However, if you know of any reason why we should not endorse Judge Reeder in the 2022 Democratic Party Primary, please call Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© at (281)788-3033, prior to the Monday, December 13, 2021 filing deadline.


Judge Tonya Jones will be on the Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Democratic Party Primary ballot in the race for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 15. So, please cast your vote for Judge Tonya Jones on "SUPER TUESDAY" in the Democratic Party Primary in Harris County, Texas. However, if you know of any reason why we should not endorse Judge Jones in the 2022 Democratic Party Primary, please call Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© at (281)788-3033, prior to the Monday, December 13, 2021 filing deadline.


Judge Raul Rodriguez will be on the Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Democratic Party Primary ballot in the race for Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 13. So, please cast your vote for Judge Raul Rodriguez on "SUPER TUESDAY" in the Democratic Party Primary in Harris County, Texas. However, if you know of any reason why we should not endorse Judge Rodriguez in the 2022 Democratic Party Primary, please call Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© at (281)788-3033, prior to the Monday, December 13, 2021 filing deadline.


Judge Angela D. Rodriguez will be on the Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Democratic Party Primary ballot in the race for Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6, Place 2. So, please cast your vote for Judge Angela D. Rodriguez on "SUPER TUESDAY" in the Democratic Party Primary in Harris County, Texas. However, if you know of any reason why we should not endorse Judge Rodriguez in the 2022 Democratic Party Primary, please call Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© at (281)788-3033, prior to the Monday, December 13, 2021 filing deadline.


Judge Lucia Bates will be on the Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Democratic Party Primary ballot in the race for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 2, in Harris County, Texas. So, please cast your vote for Judge Lucia Bates on "SUPER TUESDAY" in the Democratic Party Primary in Harris County, Texas. However, if you know of any reason why we should not endorse Judge Bates in the 2022 Democratic Party Primary, please call Aubrey R. Taylor, publisher of Houston Business Connections Newspaper© at (281)788-3033, prior to the Monday, December 13, 2021 filing deadline.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
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Nominating the Wrong Candidates on "SUPER TUESDAY" Could Have Disastrous Consequences in the November 2022 General Election in Harris County

AUBREY R. TAYLOR REPORTS©

Make no mistake about it, who the people of Harris County, Texas choose to give another term to in 2022 must be about substance, job performance, judicial temperament, competence, and whether or not our members of the judiciary are following the law with their rulings. And that being said, in 2022, it is incumbent upon the voters of Harris County to evaluate the job performance of each and every sitting "ELECTED OFFICIAL" on a case-by-case basis and not as a group based on their political party affiliation, ethnicity, or gender. 

THINKING ABOUT RUNNING?

If you are a candidate planning to run for office in 2022, you have to select the right candidate to run against. And the second most important thing to understand is that you have to select your race early, to avoid ending up in a crowded field of candidates on "SUPER TUESDAY" in Harris County, Texas. So, if you need assistance trying to determine which race to enter, please call (281)788-3033, and I will do my very best to answer any questions you may have.
AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
EMAIL: aubreyrtaylor@gmail.com
957 NASA PARKWAY #251
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033


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EMAIL: aubreyrtaylor@gmail.com
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PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033



The “Sisterhood Series” Features 70 Powerful Texas Women You Should Know Who Are Doing Their Own Thing

AUBREY R. TAYLOR REPORTS©

I would like to take this moment to introduce our “SISTERHOOD SERIES” to you. This empowerment movement is being launched to highlight a few powerful Texas women who are doing their own thing in legal, political, and public relations fields throughout the Lone Star State. Now, while this powerful group of women is being brought to you as a corporate body, our “SISTERHOOD SERIES” should not be misconstrued as identity/gender politics in any way, shape, or form. Why? Well, all of the featured women in this series are (in their own unique way) some of the best and brightest women in America. So, recognizing these women as part of our SISTERHOOD SERIES” is our way of applauding each of them for their courage, tenacity, and ability to compete in what has traditionally been a man’s world.

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TRUTH OF THE MATTER

If we’re honest with ourselves, we all know that women are still fighting an uphill battle in politics as well as inside boardrooms across America. So, let's not forget – it wasn’t long ago that women were guaranteed the right to vote. In case you don’t know, the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was only the beginning of a much longer fight that women are continuing to fight on the campaign trail, in board rooms, and while living their everyday lives.

A VERY UNIQUE BOND

Each segment of our “SISTERHOOD SERIES” will highlight a “FEATURED SPONSOR” on the cover, and sixty-nine sitting incumbent Democratic and Republican members of the judiciary inside. So, as a community of women, each of the sixty-nine women featured as the “BODY OF THE SERIES” are linked together by their common successes in the rough and tumble world of Texas politics. Now, you can bet your bottom dollar, that some of these women will be endorsed by Houston Business Connections Newspaper©, in 2022 and 2024 “ELECTION GUIDES” when they appear on the ballot. However, unfortunately, some of these women will not make the cut. So, please do not forget that the deadline to run for political office in the “2022 MIDTERM ELECTIONS” is on Monday, December 13, 2021, in Texas. And, if you are a woman or man who is planning to run for office in 2022, you must sign up by Monday, December 13, 2021, at 6:00 pm. So, if you are not sure, what position you should run for in the Democratic Party Primary or Republican Party Primary, please call (281)788-3033, and I will try to assist you in any way I can.

MINISTERS OF JUSTICE

Every judge in America takes an oath of office and solemnly swears that they will administer justice without respect to persons and that they will do equal right to the poor and to the rich alike. So, the “MINISTERS OF JUSTICE” you see listed below, have all promised to faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon them under the United States Constitution and the laws that govern us as a free nation when they were elected. And each of them did so before the LORD God Almighty. Now, that being said, nowhere in their promise was their political party affiliation, sorority, socio-economic status, or ethnicity mentioned. So, let’s do our best going forward, to elect the “BEST AND BRIGHTEST” women and men who are committed to handing out even-handed justice to every person who enters their courtroom.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
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Texas Supreme Court, Place 3 – Justice Debra Lehrmann is a Republican currently serving on the Texas Supreme Court for Place 3. Registered Texas voters from all 254 counties are eligible to vote for this judicial bench whenever it appears on the ballot.


Texas Supreme Court, Place 5 – Justice Rebeca Aizpuru Huddle is a Republican currently serving on the Texas Supreme Court for Place 5. Registered Texas voters from all 254 counties are eligible to vote for this judicial bench whenever it appears on the ballot.


Texas Supreme Court, Place 6 – Justice Jane Bland is a Republican currently serving on the Texas Supreme Court for Place 6. Registered Texas voters from all 254 counties are eligible to vote for this judicial bench.


Texas Supreme Court, Place 9 – Justice Eva Guzman, is a Republican currently serving on the Texas Supreme Court for Place 9. Registered Texas voters from all 254 counties are eligible to vote for this judicial bench.


1st Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 1 -- Presiding Judge Sharon Keller is a Republican currently serving on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for Place 1. The First Court of Appeals serves the Houston, Texas Area. The Court consists of nine justices who hear appeals and original proceedings from Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington counties.


1st Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2 -- Judge Mary Lou Keel is a Republican currently serving on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for Place 2. The First Court of Appeals serves the Houston, Texas Area. The Court consists of nine justices who hear appeals and original proceedings from Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington counties.


1st Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7 -- Judge Barbara Hervey is a Republican currently serving on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for Place 7. The First Court of Appeals serves the Houston, Texas Area. The Court consists of nine justices who hear appeals and original proceedings from Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington counties.


14th Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8 -- Judge Michelle Slaughter is a Republican currently serving on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for Place 8. The First Court of Appeals serves the Houston, Texas Area. The Court consists of nine justices who hear appeals and original proceedings from Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington counties.


14th Texas Court of Criminal Appeals – Chief Justice Tracy Christopher is a Republican currently serving on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals as the Chief Justice. The Fourteenth Court of Appeals serves the Houston, Texas Area. The Court consists of nine justices who hear appeals and original proceedings from Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington counties.


14th Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5 – Justice Frances Bourliot is a Democrat currently serving on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for Place 5. The Fourteenth Court of Appeals serves the Houston, Texas Area. The Court consists of nine justices who hear appeals and original proceedings from Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington counties.


14th Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6 – Justice Meagan Hassan is a Democrat currently serving on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for Place 6. The Fourteenth Court of Appeals serves the Houston, Texas Area. The Court consists of nine justices who hear appeals and original proceedings from Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington counties.


14th Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8 – Justice Margaret “Meg” Poissant is a Democrat currently serving on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for Place 8. The Fourteenth Court of Appeals serves the Houston, Texas Area. The Court consists of nine justices who hear appeals and original proceedings from Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington counties.


11th Civil District Court – Judge Kristen Brauchle Hawkins is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


55th Civil District Court – Judge Latosha Lewis Payne is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


61st Civil District Court – Judge Fredericka Phillips is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


80th Civil District Court – Judge Jeralynn Manor is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


113th Civil District Court – Judge Rabeea Sultan Collier is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


133rd Civil District Court – Judge Jaclanel McFarland is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


157th Civil District Court – Judge Tanya Garrison is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


164th Civil District Court – Judge Cheryl Elliott Thornton is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


165th Civil District Court – Judge Ursula A. Hall is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


174th Criminal District Court – Judge Hazel B. Jones is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


176th Criminal District Court – Judge Nikita V. Harmon is a Democrat (Criminal) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


178th Criminal District Court – Judge Kelli Johnson is a Democrat (Criminal) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


179th Criminal District Court – Judge Ana Martinez is a Democrat (Criminal) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


184th Criminal District Court – Judge Abigail Anastasio is a Democrat (Criminal) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


215th Civil District Court – Judge Elaine H. Palmer is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


234th Civil District Court – Judge Lauren Reeder is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


246th Family District Court – Judge Angela L. Graves-Harrington is a Democrat (Family) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


247th Family District Court – Judge Janice Berg is a Democrat (Family) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


248th Criminal District Court – Judge Hilary Unger is a Democrat (Criminal) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


257th Family District Court – Judge Sandra Peake is a Democrat (Family) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


262nd Criminal District Court – Judge Lori Chambers Gray is a Democrat (Criminal) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


263rd Criminal District Court – Judge Amy Martin is a Democrat (Criminal) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


270th Civil District Court – Judge Dedra Davis is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


280th Family Protective Order Court – Judge Barbara J. Stalder is a Democrat (Family) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


281st Civil District Court – Judge Christine Weems is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


295th Civil District Court – Judge Donna Roth is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


308th Family District Court – Judge Gloria E. López is a Democrat (Family) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


309th Family District Court – Judge Linda Marie Dunson is a Democrat (Family) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


310th Family District Court – Judge Sonya L. Heath is a Democrat (Family) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


311th Family District Court – Judge Germaine J. Tanner is a Democrat (Family) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


313th Juvenile Family District Court – Judge Natalia Oakes is a Democrat (Family) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


314th Juvenile Family District Court – Judge Michelle Moore is a Democrat (Family) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


315th Juvenile Family District Court – Judge Leah Shapiro is a Democrat (Family) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


333rd Civil District Court – Judge Brittanye Morris is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


334th Civil District Court – Judge Dawn Rogers is a Democrat (Civil) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


337th Criminal District Court – Judge Colleen Gaido is a Democrat (Criminal) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


338th Criminal District Court – Judge Ramona Franklin is a Democrat (Criminal) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


339th Criminal District Court – Judge Te'iva J. Bell is a Democrat (Criminal) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


351st Criminal District Court – Judge Natalia "Nata" Cornelio is a Democrat (Criminal) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


507th Family District Court – Judge Julia Maldonado is a Democrat (Family) District Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


Harris County Judge – Judge Lina Hidalgo is the Democratic Harris County Judge. You do not have to be a lawyer to run for this position. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


County Criminal Court at Law No. 2 – Judge Ronnisha Bowman is a Democrat Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


County Criminal Court at Law No. 3 – Judge Erica Hughes is a Democrat Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


County Criminal Court at Law No. 4 – Judge Shannon Baldwin is a Democrat Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


County Criminal Court at Law No. 6 – Judge Kelley Andrews is a Democrat Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


County Criminal Court at Law No. 9 – Judge Toria J. Finch is a Democrat Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


County Criminal Court at Law No. 12 – Judge Genesis E. Draper is a Democrat Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


County Criminal Court at Law No. 15 – Judge Tonya Jones is a Democrat Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


County Civil Court at Law No. 3 – Judge LaShawn A. Williams is a Democrat Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


County Civil Court at Law No. 4 – Judge Lesley Briones is a Democrat Judge in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, Place 1 – Judge Jo Ann Delgado is a Democrat Justice of the Peace in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 2 – Judge Lucia Bates is a Democrat Justice of the Peace in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 2 – Judge Laryssa Korduba is a Republican Justice of the Peace in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6, Place 2 – Judge Angela D. Rodriguez is a Democrat Justice of the Peace in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 1 – Judge Wanda Adams is a Democrat Justice of the Peace in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7, Place 2 – Judge Sharon Burney is a Democrat Justice of the Peace in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Harris County.


Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8, Place 1 -- Judge Holly Williamson, is a Republican Justice of the Peace in Harris County, Texas. This bench will be on the ballot in the 2024 Presidential Election in Harris County.


Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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Amendment II

A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

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Amendment III

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

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Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

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Amendment VII

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

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Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

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Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

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Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

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Primary Source by James Madison, George Mason (1791)


Nominating the Wrong Candidates on "SUPER TUESDAY" Could Have Disastrous Consequences in the November 2022 General Election in Harris County

AUBREY R. TAYLOR REPORTS©

Make no mistake about it, who the people of Harris County, Texas choose to give another term to in 2022 must be about substance, job performance, judicial temperament, competence, and whether or not our members of the judiciary are following the law with their rulings. And that being said, in 2022, it is incumbent upon the voters of Harris County to evaluate the job performance of each and every sitting "ELECTED OFFICIAL" on a case-by-case basis and not as a group based on their political party affiliation, ethnicity, or gender. 

THINKING ABOUT RUNNING?

If you are a candidate planning to run for office in 2022, you have to select the right candidate to run against. And the second most important thing to understand is that you have to select your race early, to avoid ending up in a crowded field of candidates on "SUPER TUESDAY" in Harris County, Texas. So, if you need assistance trying to determine which race to enter, please call (281)788-3033, and I will do my very best to answer any questions you may have.
AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
EMAIL: aubreyrtaylor@gmail.com
957 NASA PARKWAY #251
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033


AUBREY R. TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS
EMAIL: aubreyrtaylor@gmail.com
957 NASA PARKWAY #251
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77058-3039
PHONE: (832)212-8735
CELL: (281)788-3033