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They're Looking In the Wrong Place

The Democrats fear that third party candidates were going to be "the single biggest threat" to swing the election toward His Orangeness. I have little doubt that Republicans think that third party candidates will swing the election toward His Blandness. But there's something that Old Party strategists seem to be missing: they're looking in the wrong place.

The New Medieval Period

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 this is 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."

2024 Iowa Caucuses

Presenting results in terms of fractions and percentages make large-number metrics more easily understood. But doing this also (often deliberately) tends to hide potentially significant differences in base comparisons.

Freedom Over Fear

Old Party politicians are often complicit in fearmongering; preying on the fears of Americans and turning those fears into outright cowardice in order to retain their power.


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"

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.


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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