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 NOT "Politics as Usual" 

About Darren

My name is Darren Hamilton, and I am running for the Texas House of Representatives in Texas House District 57. I am primarily driven by a sense of service to my family, to my country, and my community, and I am still committed to taking that dedication to Austin. 

What I Mean by "NOT Politics as Usual"

First, I don't want your money. I realize that seems unusual to hear from someone in a political campaign, but it's true. Don't get me wrong; I'll absolutely take it if you want to give it, but I would rather ask for your support for my campaign. What's unfortunate is that our electoral system is a "first-past-the-post" (FPTP) system that virtually assures that the most popular candidate in each race wins, whether they are qualified for the position or not. But here's what they won't tell you: it's not up to THEM to determine if I'm qualified or not, it's up to YOU.  

Stop for a moment and ask yourself what's important to you and your family. Then, go out and vote for THAT! No one can run your life better than you.

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The Quadrennial Circus (Series)

It seems like we have to go through the same futile exercise every four years; complaints about the Electoral College, complaints about third-party interference, complaints ....

The New Medieval Period (Series)

No, this is not about the quirky, fun dinner show, or the multi-week celebration that presents itself to Texas every October/November. This is recurrence of that period of time between the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of the Renaissance.

(Not) Television Reruns

Our political systems are stuck in a loop. Neither of the Old Parties has been able to find newer candidates to lead their presidential tickets. So, it appears that we are going to be forced to endure a 2024 rematch between His Orangeness and His Blandness, both of whom are older than the much-maligned Boomer generation (but definitely NOT wiser).

Government Control

Governments don't really like to govern but they LOVE to control, and personal freedom always seems to take a back seat regardless of the topic. Is it better to let government and its army of Faucis and Morgenthaus decide for you? Personally, I think I'd rather risk the possibility of being wrong. THAT is "personal freedom."

Pushing an Authoritarian Police State

On Wednesday (31-Jan-2024), Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton brought a lawsuit against 5 Texas cities (including Denton) over their common policy of decriminalizing cannabis. How is this NOT about pushing an authoritarian police state?

America's Newest Crime Spree

Obviously, I'm just another feeble-minded old man because I don't understand America's newest crime spree. Even existing laws are being ignored by these desperate criminals. (Hint: it's not about immigration.)

The Appeal of Authoritarianism

What is it about His Orangeness that so many people, not just rank-and-file Republicans, find appealing? This is a question that so many of us who live "in between the bright lights and the far, unlit unknown" have struggled with for the past eight years (and counting).

You Deserve Better

I was recently asked, "So if you already know that there's a very small chance that you will be elected, why are you even running?" Well, that's a reasonable question, and my typical response is, "Because you deserve better."


The Libertarian Quiz

Have the Republicans and Democrats let you down? Maybe you're a Libertarian. Take this quiz to find out.


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