It’s funny, Democrats want the lower class of our society to believe they are their only friends, and that without government, they are doomed to wallow in their misery for generations.
Democrats want us to believe that without social programs we will all wilt and die. Now some programs are good, don’t get me wrong, but they are a crutch not a solution. Food stamps have helped many many families get through rough patches in their lives, but it is a short-term solution not a lifestyle as some have made it.
When I see a person who has come from nothing and has become something and someone, I am always curious to hear the story. How did they do it? What did they do differently that others could model?
In most cases it comes down to two things: education and hard work. There are no shortcuts. I tell my 7 year-old daughter this every day: “Do what you have to do first, and then you can do what you want to do.” TCB – Take Care of Business.
This leads me to Damon Dunn, who is running for California’s Secretary of State.
Stanford grad Damon Dunn for California Secretary of State
Damon, who spent part of his childhood living in a trailer and who’s mother is just 16 years his senior, was an outstanding athlete but also a superior student who was accepted to Stanford, arguably the finest university in the world. Yes, he played football, but unlike so many underprivileged athletes that let their scholarship go to waste, he took full advantage of his surroundings.
Damon Dunn suited up for a few games in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets, but was never a star and never made any real money playing ball. He realized he was essentially a fringe player and retired in his mid-20’s to pursue a business career, and it appears to to have been the correct choice.
Just 34 years-old, Damon Dunn appears to be a rising star within the Republican party with good looks, an athletic build, charming smile and a real speaking style – a complete opposite of the lecturing college professor-style that currently resides in Washington D.C.
I look for my politicians to be well rounded, to have held a real job and not be trust fund babies. I want to be able to relate. If you are looking for the future of the Republican party, it might be the guy who has overcome hardship through the virtues that have made America great – self-reliance, perseverance, not quitting, regrouping when something isn’t working and trying something else and most of all, hard work.
For what it’s worth, Damon Dunn has my vote.