A true leader knows how and when to follow.
I am a leader. When given the opportunity to speak, my voice is capable of ringing through valley and mountaintop. When a proper demand informs me that I must work, my actions and integrity combine and produce results that provide tangible proof of my integrity riddled intentions and effort.
I lead for the reason that I lack personal and private ambition. I have no want for fame or rank. I have no need for constant attention. The only resemblance of ambition I may hold is the true love I have for the ambition of our country and her great citizens as a whole. My ambition is to protect and expand the potential that arises from our citizens attaining their own and rightfully earned and protected happiness.
Some, if not many, of our elected public officials and maybe even my political opponent can be considered leaders; especially if they self-label themselves as such. What we must remember is that the word leader is just that, a word. Someone can lead you to glory just as well as lead you to your demise. One could even lead you in circles, if you are not perceptive.
Quality, honor, and glory is not to be found in a person's ability to lead. These qualities are found along the road or path in which this person is commanding you to travel. For if you are not on the right road you will never arrive at the right destination.
It takes many years to do many things, but progress can arise from one mere action. Improvement resides within sincere intent. It takes a second to be good and to impersonate good is a habit reserved for the lowest of our existence.
So let us be prudent with our usage of such a word as leader. Let us commit the word leader to ring with the same small resonance of other timid words such as log or stick. Let us observe and demand to know what the log or stick will be used for and then let us put it or them to work. Also, we must not continue to give these sticks and logs such drastic time-frames to complete these tasks for after all, logs and sticks gradually become weak or rotted. If not capable, we must replace them with vigorous effort, for it is the well-being of our friends and family, if not the good of all mankind that is at stake.
I believe in the benefit of owning fundamental qualities. I know importance that lies within being thorough and having the dedication to follow through. I understand the power of words and I recognize the confusion and cruelty that resides in their misuse.
Though I am campaigning to attain a position of leadership, it is you my fellow citizen and neighbor whose lead I ultimately intend to follow. A vote for Maurice Duhon is a vote for you. Please help me, help you, help us.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
EMERGENCY Rally to Save the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.
THIS SUNDAY 4PM
MLK Community Center
2720 Sampson St, Houston, TX 77004
1.3 miles from the Texas southern University Campus
The Houston MLK Community Center was established in 1968, the night before Dr. King was assassinated.
If you do not attend this event, the MLK Center will be taken from the hands of the Third Ward Community and given to Chase bank for private real estate development.
Help YOUR community show the MLK Center Board of Directors, Third Ward will not enable or tolerate the demolition of one of Houston's oldest and largest private African-American real estate investments. Please give the MLK Center Board your opinion.
The choice is simple:
Show the MLK Center Board of Directors that You (in person and in attendance) believe the MLK Board should preserve this great landmark that community leaders such as Moses Leroy, Barbara Jordan, Mickey Leland, and many others worked hard to support.
Disregard this message and allow private land developers to do with this Third Ward land as THEY see fit.
If you see this building for yourself and learn of all the current resources and possibilities it possesses, you will quickly understand why we must meet at the MLK Center as a COMMUNITY THIS SUNDAY at 4pm.
The MLK Community Center may be standing right now, but without YOU Sunday, that institution and its history, our history, will disappear. The namesake of the honorable Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. deserves or attention and his legacy demands OUR participation in this monumental decision.
Please Join Us THIS Sunday at the MLK Center at 4pm 2720 Sampson St, Houston, TX 77004
1.3 miles from the Texas southern University Campus
Please Be The Person That Shows Up.
Music, Refreshments, and Fellowship will be provided as supplies last.
For MORE INFO, RSVP, or to Discuss how you or your organization may help or volunteer, please contact (713) 539-4027 ASAP
Please call the Board of Directors and tell them you want them to prevent the MLK Center from falling into the hands of non-community inclusive land developers. Please inform them that the MLK Center belongs to the 3rd Ward Community and her children.
Elnora McDonald (281) 798-3879
Ella Nunn (713) 313-7785
Gerald Womack (713) 523-7402
Bill Lawson (281) 989-6053
LaSalle Donnell (713) 313-7785
This story is not receiving much attention in the media.
U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee enacted a federal program this week which will now have Undercover T.S.A. , Dept.
Homeland Security, and Harris County Constables, perform random bag searches on Houston METRO Bus Customers Riding the Bus in Low-Income areas of Houston.
This federal program is paid for by tax dollars paid by the very adults who own the bags that are to be randomly searched, not to mention the parents of the child, pre-teen, and teen bus riders deemed "suspicious" by these nameless uniformed and ununiformed officers while riding METRO in low-income areas. An undercover officer on buses to protect our citizens is understandable, but having random bag searches performed on METRO Riders with no proof of probable cause? Well that just plainly disregards our 4th Amendment rights. Please Lead Us Forward Madam Jackson-Lee, not backwards.
Speaking directly to her fellow citizens, the Congresswoman Jackson-Lee shared these words.
"If you think you're going to be a bad actor on buses, get ready. You are going to have a short-lived time frame,"
short-lived [shawrt-lahyvd, -livd] an adjective meaning: Living or lasting only a little while.
If the congresswoman would like to halt bad acting, she may want to speak with the folks in Hollywood or the geniuses attempting to convince me that random bag searches on Second, Third, and Fifth Ward Houston Residents is going to help stop terrorism.
Friday's operation occurred from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. eight felony arrests were
made in one shift, compared to five last month. (METRO Blog)
Please hear me, a felony is a felony and felonies go to jail, but............... we have a Houston Police, County Sheriffs, Constables, Metro Police, and our Congresswoman, whom I thank for her diligent service but occasionally and respectably disagree with at times, has decided that in the midst of an economic depression Houston should be the pilot city to host a T.S.A. TAX DOLLAR FUNDED Police Force to, as the METRO Blog stated the...
"Law officials performed random bag checks, conducted sweeps with our K-9 drug
and bomb-detecting dogs, and assigned both uniformed and plainclothes officers
at transit centers and rail platforms to detect and prevent criminal activity."
I am a huge supporter of fine, diligent, and honorable police work, but I am an even larger supporter of leaving that work to be done by our local policing entities. To put it plainly, "That's what they're here for" and I thank them and the T.S.A. for the work they do every day because they our fellow citizens and they are trying to do their job and make an honorable living. These citizens are not the directors and architects of their daily activities.
Our nation's T.S.A. is a great resource that can be utilized in many ways to protect our citizens. It is just my humble belief that our inner-city METRO Buses and Rail platforms may not be where those federal dollars need to be utilized if the main focus is placed on preventing terrorism by performing random bag searches on Houston bus riders, especially in a city where bus ridership numbers are so low. Sure you'll get eight marijuana felonies a shift, but you'll also get 8 salaries, 8 full tanks of gas, 8 tazers, and a multitude of other tax burdens to boot and not one "Constitution 101" orientation class.
Honest police work works.
IInfringing and ignoring an American citizen's 4th Amendment rights does not work and is counter-productive.
Undercover officers on buses to, like detectives, prevent crime and protect citizens... I fully and whole heartedly support. I am horrified by the reported sexual assault cases that have occurred concerning women bus riders. I promote officers on buses. I would go as far as to suggesting a METRO Bus rider HELP/EMERGENCY Phone/Text Number that could be used by any Metro rider whom feels threatened. I will not support threating current METRO riders with having their civil liberties stripped from them and having their 4th Amendment rights temporarily taken from them for their choosing to participate in our city's public transportation system.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
If our current Congresswoman would like to deter crime and promote American Civil Rights and the Protection of our U.S. Constitution, she may want to begin communicating or forming a proper dialogue with her constituency rather than searching our pockets and bags.
Will I have to take my belt off and remove my shoes before entering the METRO Bus next year?
Will I have to prove my citizenship before I board the METRO Rail next year?
As a person whom rode a METRO Bus yesterday morning, and a resident of a low-income Houston neighborhood, this is no attempt at humor.
I thank you for patiently and compassionately inspecting this message.
Please accept my sincere apologies for my concerned tone.
READ ARTICLE HERE
S.J.Lee intro's Houston Metro Bus Safe system... TSA does random searches
Dear fellow citizen,
I thank you for taking a moment to inspect our MDfor18 website. I choose the word "our" because, in this very moment, at this present time, it is fitting to do so. This campaign is a testament to public service. This campaign works to better our community and our nation. This MDfor18 campaign strives to achieve answers for the tough and complex questions that challenge our individual prosperity and happiness. Why are we forced to tolerate such an unacceptable rate of unemployment (11.8%), in our great 18th district? With so many of our hard earned tax dollars appropriated for public education; why are we subject to such dismal and disappointing completion and graduation rates in our 18th district schools? This campaign also asks, "Can we create a new modernized tax code for our nation. A tax code that would reward the hard working and dedicated American workforce rather than allowing the backbone of our American society to be burdened by a tax policy that refuses to promote their own financial well being.
There is much more conflict, burden, and struggle to be found within our historic Congressional district that deserves mention, but more than deserving mention, these issues deserve to be resolved. Today is the beginning of a conversation concerning our future. Nothing invested in this patriotic conversation solely belongs to myself, other than my name of course, but as of today my name now belongs to those whom seek tangible political progress, results-based leadership, and a return to distinguished statesmanship. My name now belongs to those amongst us whom demand from their elected officials an unyielding sense of accountability and honesty. My name now belongs to anyone whom recognizes the need for a new voice and a better choice to introduce new innovative ideas and a common-sense comprehension of those plentiful obstacles that now impede our path to American prosperity. Today, and for the year that lay ahead of us, the name Maurice Duhon, is offered to you not as a simple solution, but as a practical choice for the enhancement of our esteemed district's legislative relevance and the rejuvenation of our American economic competitiveness.
The legs of this energetic campaign have hit the ground running. I am humbled by the task before us, but I am energized, motivated, and inspired to embark on this worthy journey. I would be honored if you choose to join us.
All aboard! Full steam ahead!
With warmest regards,
Maurice Duhon, Jr.
IND. U.S. Congress Candidate (TX) 18th District