Vote For Eddie [dot] com
Independent candidate for
US House of Representatives
PO BOX 173937
Hialeah, Fl 33017
"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."
The best minds in science and politics guide my ambitions for this country.
"The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences."
The decisions that this government has made in the past to defer responsibility for our energy polices, debt accumulation and entitlement programs must come to an end. Difficult choices must be made. We need new leaders with the courage to implement new ideas and put this nation back on a sustainable path.
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
I'm not saying it will be easy. This country has some very difficult choices ahead but done correctly we will be on course for energy independence and financial stability.
"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing, after they've tried everything else."
I see the opportunity for America to do the right thing. Energy independence, tax reform and entitlement recalibration must be implemented now to avoid severe austerity later.
"The question of the possible exhaustion of the world's oil supply deserves the gravest consideration. There is every indication that we are face to face with this possibility."
Mr. Edison is correct that oil is a finite resource. If oil reserves dwindle and demand increases, simple economics will dictate that oil prices will head for ever increasing prices. This would hurt any oil dependent nation severely.
"I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
It would be smart economic policy to consider a much more sustainable source of power like the sun, wind or even algae bio fuel. My National Energy Security Act will ensure that we address and remedy this country's oil dependence problem now so that we will avoid oil price spikes and eventual oil depletion in the future.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world."
The National Energy Security Act will solve our oil addiction problems by bringing together the most knowledgeable and imaginative people from the scientific community. Together they will lead this country using new ideas, technology and techniques to free this country from oil.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Every election the same politicians run for office and win 90% of the time. Leaving "stunned" Americans wondering why things never improve.
Every summer gas prices start to head north and everyone complains but no one really does anything about it. These are the two greatest examples of insanity I've ever seen.
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
"It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust, sweat, and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasm, great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows in the end the triumph of achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with the timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
I feel that only a fresh pair of eyes can view the problems of this country without the haze of a party's ideology or owing political favors. I would bring new energy and new ideas that this country so desperately needs and the current powers that be lack.
Every election most voters feel like it's the lesser of two evils and unfortunately they are usually correct. I am daring greatly to represent a 3rd option: an idea instead of the same politicians and parties as usual.
"I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down."
I don't know if I'm a success yet but if I get 150,000 friends to vote for me and a million people to donate a few dollars I will change the political games played in Washington forever.
"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."
Our addiction to oil is economically damming. Our national debt will crush future generations, the tax code is over 72,000 pages & entitlement programs will run dry. Serious ideas and actions are needed to ensure this country's continued superpower status and I just don't think the current politicians have the "guts" to get it done.
"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
Constant brinkmanship and failure to meet in the middle and compromise will be the down fall of this republic.
"My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."
John F. Kennedy
"Because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win."
JFK was talking about the space program, but the same can be said for my National Energy Security Act. If the United States focused its best resources on energy independence there is no reason why we can't beat our oil addiction. A renewed national spirit of accomplishment, unity and "can do" attitude is exactly what this country needs right now.
"I can assure you that every degree of mind and spirit that I possess will be devoted to the long-range interests of the United States."
A nation with cheap energy and a population with more income to spend is a great economic formula for success.
"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."
I am not a politician; I will not be bound by that definition. I am running a campaign based on an idea that I believe most voters can relate too.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."
I think every American that fills up their gas tank will agree that they would be in a much better financial situation if they weren't paying about $4 a gallon. My leadership in Washington will be for the people of America and will be for all of our best interests.
"I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem – and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?"
My National Energy Security Act will free America from its oil dependency and stimulate the economy without raising taxes or adding to the debt. It will be an expense cut for almost every American. That's good for America according to any yardstick
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."
Current "popular parties" have been timid for far too long. Current "leaders" have lost their way and must be replaced with new energy and new ideas that will strengthen this country for the benefit of all Americans.
"I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center."
"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do."
I will have my share of critics. I will gladly entertain those that want to have an open and honest discussion. Others that stand by rigid ideology and falsehoods will find I have no time for fools.
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
I am tired of the price spikes, oil spills and embargos that have hurt this nation time and time again. We must prepare this nation to leave our oil addiction behind.
"Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known."
We now have the opportunity to free this country from an economically abusive oil addiction. Past generations of great Americans have built the foundation of this country: They built the nation's highways that connect us all, built public schools that educate our children, taken us to the moon & even won the Cold War. Imagine what we can accomplish standing on those generation's shoulders.
"If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen."
Too often parties and pundits choose to scapegoat instead of solve. Placing blame on the other party or immigrants, the poor, the rich, minorities, majorities etc… We should not look to place blame for the past but instead work toward this nations collective good rewarding all without penalizing any.
"Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty."
The concentrated powers of the two party system no longer is effective in governing as every vote seems to be along party lines where compromise is punished and brinkmanship rewarded.
The concentrated powers of the oil companies with their lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions must also be addressed as a poison to this great country.
"It is incumbent on every generation to pay down its own debts as it goes."
A recalibration of our tax code, spending budget and entitlement programs is desperately needed with all citizens understanding the responsibilities we must accept for the benefit of all and the betterment of our country.
"It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good."
It will not be easy to gain energy independence or to recalibrate the tax code or entitlement reform. Deep down most Americans know that serious choices must be made to avoid calamitous consequences.
"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."
They already have but it isn't too late to reverse the clock.
"The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves."
VoteForEddie.Com refuses to allow this country's current politicians to make us slaves to oil and debt.
"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."
I find clarity & strength to do what is right through my faith.
"I have no other view than to promote the public good."
The economy is best served by cheap energy and more revenue per household. NESA will provide this.
"It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company."
I am running as an Independent because neither party has earned my trust or vote at this point and I feel most Americans would agree. Washington politicians bicker and play games while Americans suffer with high unemployment, record debts and high energy prices.
William J. Clinton
"For too long we've been told about "us" and "them." Each and every election we see a new slate of arguments and ads telling us that "they" are the problem, not "us." But there can be no "them" in America. There's only us."
Politicians blame "them" for everything instead of thinking how are "we" going to fix this for "all of us". That's the problem with politicians today. I wish to be a statesman that cares about the next generation, not the next election. I care about solving major issues, not scoring political points. If I am elected I can guarantee you that every Democrat and every Republican will be singing a different tune after seeing one of their own go down in flames to a political upstart with a good idea and a lot of popular backing.
"Because primarily of the power of the internet, people of modest means can band together and amass vast sums of money that can change the world for some public good if they all agree."
I'm hoping to prove Bill right here. Please donate and help me change our countries energy status from oil addicted to energy independent.
"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America."
Our ingenuity and manufacturing power can overcome any obstacle; we have proven that time and time again. Washington has lost its way we need new leadership and new ideas if we are to pull ourselves out of this mess.
The Holy Bible
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the father of life." - James 1:17
Let us gather the sun light and winds that the lord has bestowed upon us instead of wallowing in the dirt for oil and coal.
"I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13
I am taking on the powerful oil industry and an incumbent republican. A David vs. Goliath battle if ever there was one. No matter how impossible the odds seem I have faith and strength to preserver.
"Where there is no vision, the people parish." - Proverbs 29:18
There is no vision in Washington and the people suffer. A brighter vision for America is what God intends for us. It is our manifest destiny to break free from the bonds of oil addiction and lead the world once again towards peace and prosperity.
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - Matthew 8:32
The truth is we will need both cuts to spending and raising of revenue through significant tax code reform in order to put our fiscal house back in order. Anyone that tells you otherwise is probably a politician pandering to his base or one of his lobbyists.
The truth is energy independence will not be provided to us by Exxon Mobil or BP. We have to make it happen by not being addicted to a finite resource.
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." - Galatians 5:16
My work and the work of the people will not be easy but if we press forward with the National Energy Security Act we shall reap the benefits of energy independence.
"Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." - Matthew 7:7
I seek a brighter future for my country based on the belief that together we can accomplish anything. If we seek energy independence we will find it.