In futurist Alvin Toffler’s books Powershift and The Third Wave, he proposes that Western Civilization’s technological advances that have ushered in the ability to gather information are our greatest source of power. Just as the Age of Enlightenment brought about the creation of our own nation – the first nation in the history of the world created through reason, not merely warfare, Toffler asserts once again, knowledge can be translated into power.
The internet has heralded in our ability to research and spread information at the speed of light. So, where can the citizens of Texas District 17 go to find out the truth of Chet Edwards’ voting record? An excellent source is Project Vote Smart. Transparency in government is a necessary and vital requirement if we are to preserve liberty. Project Vote Smart lists the voting history of our elected officials according to topics, so it is easy to track and determine those votes and what they indicate regarding political beliefs.
You can also see what interest groups support Edwards, view campaign contributors, and read statements made by Edwards in regards to various legislative votes. In short, you can learn the basic facts as to who Chet Edwards is and what has motivated him in his lengthy political career.
As the ancient Greek and Romans determined, applied knowledge is source of wisdom. Our nation is in a pivotal situation and this coming election will determine whether the United States of America continues as orginally founded or lapses into historical irrelevance.
I encourage everyone to spend some time reviewing the voting record of the man that has represented us for so many years using the transparent tool of Project Vote Smart and then spread that information within your circle of family and friends.
When knowledge is power, rather than a cult of personality, money, and force, freedom will always ring in our land.