Mission

George Washington, father of our country

George Washington, father of our country

Our mission is to unite voters across partisan lines in order to counteract the potent engines of the political party machines and to establish the democratic republic for which we are supposed to stand. Onward to another truly American revolution in the spirit best captured here by the first President of our country:

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” 

George Washington
Farewell Address, 1797

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6 Responses to “Mission”

  • Chuck Ranger:

    How can one label someone as a regersted Democrat or registered Republican when in fact thay did not Register anywhere, are they getting this from voter records, and is this fair, I consider myself an Independent.

  • Tony:

    Dear Independent Texans,

    I am happy and proud to come across your website, appalled by the eminent domain violations that are certainly not unique to the Crawford’s or Texans.

    The assaults of corporate power is overwhelming. I have been living with Celiac Disease for nearly four years now; this is a problem that is not solved by eliminating gluten from my intestines. The inflammation rages on every day and not just in my digestive system anymore. The good food that local farms produce is what I need to heal my body. Raw milk, real chickens and potent chicken eggs can help me live a long and pain free life. I hope to someday own a small farm, a subsistence farm at a minimum. Maybe GMO’s are a precursor for this disease or maybe genetic predisposition….

    I’m 34 years old and I’ve never voted in my life. Almost did one time but couldn’t really choose between George Bush and John Kerry. I’ve neglected the primaries as I don’t understand why I can’t vote in democratic and republican primaries. It’s just not clicking and I’m not sure what to do.

    But I have another problem. I’m not a Texan. I wasn’t born here and overwhelmingly do not feel welcome here. JTEKT Automotive of Texas moved me one year and two months ago to Ellis county for a nice shiny new job. I’ve lived in Albuquerque NM, Sonoma CA, Cincinnati OH, Lincoln RI and now I live in Ennis Texas where I walked out on my job one month ago. Its seemed to keep that job harassment and humiliation of other people that management does not like was a requirement.

    I’ve been told directly to leave numerous times and I’ve had more than $1000 in vandalism done to my vehicle both in the parking lot at work and at home. Intended to harass and humiliate me so that I do just that-leave? I don’t know. Who really knows the mind of a petty criminal, or the more serious variety that you’ve written about. Now I was excited when I came across your web site. Until I read the words below written on your website.

    “There are big battles in most every policy arena, but the big ones we’ve been focused are water and land (eminent domain abuse). These are both intimately tied to the unsustainable plans by leaders in both parties to bring more and more people to Texas (500 per day) — without regard for whether there is and even CAN be adequate infrastructure. Growth must pay for itself is an increased battle cry from those already here and are forcing voters to look outside the two party framework.”

    “Call us “populist independents” — and no, we’re not afraid of “progressives”, “tea partiers”, “conservatives” nor “liberals” (and all points in between from all parties). These labels often serve to do nothing more than divide us and leave us vulnerable to manipulation by self-serving politicians who use them to simply get elected.”

    I couldn’t agree more that all the labels you’ve mentioned do nothing but divide us and some have said it’s by design. What about the label of Texan? With merely one year under my belt in this state I don’t self identify as a Texan and I’m certainly not a land owner or a farmer, but I do have a bunch school loans with a seriously jacked up interest rate 6.8% when I started college it was 3.25%. And I’m slowly wasting away from the crooked flora in my intestines. You better believe I’ll get my piece of land and raise a chicken and some spinach, but will it be in Texas?

    Now there is really only one thing left for me to do. Stay or go. Find another job in Texas and maybe deal with another storm of harassment and humiliation because I’m not from here or pack it up and move along on my way to whatever happens next.

    Which would the Independent Texans prefer I do? Stay or go? After all you were already here.

    Tony
    tonone10@gmail.com

  • Carolyn:

    Why does Texas not have registration for “independents”?

  • Linda Curtis:

    Texas has non-partisan registration. In other words, when you register, you don’t register with a party. The only way you are identified as a Democrat or Republican is to vote in the primary. You have the opportunity to do so every two years. You can “switch” parties — at the next primary — otherwise, you’re “stuck” in one party or the other for two years. For so-called minor parties, you’re identified as such if you attend their party convention. In Texas, folks just call themselves whatever party label they wish too. Hope that doesn’t confuse you.

  • Brian:

    I like your website, and I’m on the email list, but I live in Fort Bend County. I wish this had more of a Texas-wide focus, but I’m still thankful for your efforts to protect our water.

  • Linda Curtis:

    Thanks Brian — we need you to help us grow in Fort Bend County. Call us after the election — the independent movement is only set to grow…boy howdy, it better!

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