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  • "About Me" from Faith, Family, and Freedom by Rod Lingsch for Congress. Released: 2024. Track 2. Genre: Politics.

About Me
Rod Lingsch

      Hi, my name is Rod Lingsch.   I am taking on the devout socialist Greg Casar to support you in Texas’ 35th Congressional District.   I believe I will win this district if I can get my ideas out to voters on how we can solve America’s problems and it would be my honor to serve you as your Representative!   We need to start electing people to political office who can actually solve America’s problems instead of those who continue to blame others for the problems they themselves create.   Take a look at my ideas on how you and I can work together to fix America’s problems.   Invite your family and friends to look at these ideas and have a conversation about them.   If you like my solutions, then please consider voting for me.
      I grew up poor, on welfare, with domestic violence.   By any standard, I should not have been successful in life.   While everyone struggles with life’s ups and downs, it’s what we learn and how we respond to those struggles that defines who we are.   When life is hard growing up, education does not seem to be as important as survival, but children still dream of their future.   My dream was to become a pilot.   When my teachers asked me what I was going to do with my life, I told them I was going to be a pilot.   They would snicker and say you do not have the money or aptitude to become a pilot so you would be better off as a laborer.   How do you motivate a teenager?   Tell them what they can’t do!   So, those words became my motivation to prove them wrong.   It is not the lack of money that makes us poor, but the failure to follow through with our dreams and aspirations.   By not dwelling on the past, my eyes were opened to future possibilities, and it was God’s grace that showed me the path to my success.
      I worked hard and became an A student.   Within a few years after high school, I was working as an engineer in radio and TV.   Upon graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, I was selected for pilot training in the U.S. Air Force.   I received my commission as a Second Lieutenant from Officer Training School (OTS) at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas.   While at OTS, I went before a selection board and was awarded a pilot slot for the prestigious Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas.   I met the love of my life there and dragged her around the world with me where she worked as a Registered Nurse, and we raised our three wonderful children.   James, a Pharmacy Technician, and 4th year PharmD candidate; Jonathan, a 7th-grade English teacher and esports coach; and Jennifer, a Master’s of Deaf Education and Hearing Science certified educator for deaf children.
      During my 22 years in the Air Force, I was an aircraft commander of the amazing F-111D & F fighter jets and an Instructor Pilot in the Air Education and Training Command.   I was deployed into combat as a pilot and later on the ground with the Army as an Air Liaison Officer.   I thrived in mentoring junior officers in my leadership positions as a flight commander, operations officer, and Instructor Pilot.   After 22 years in the Air Force, I owned and operated a successful business.   I fulfilled another dream by graduating from the Central Texas College Police Academy and I worked as a Texas police officer.
      From 2010 to 2021, I was employed as a government contractor with a Top Secret Clearance in support of the U.S. Military, State Department, and Homeland Security.   My primary mission was flying overwatch in what is called Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR).   I worked with CBP agents in Texas and Arizona and the military and State Department in Iraq and Afghanistan.   During my last 6 years overseas, I worked at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.   Contractors were ordered out of Afghanistan after a beloved Afghan Mi-17 crew that we trained was shot down on March 16, 2021, by the Taliban with an advanced Chinese laser-guided missile.   We were reluctant to leave our friends but also relieved since Intel lost track of the missiles after they arrived in Kabul.   I left Kabul for the last time on April 17, 2021.
      As a pilot, I have worked with, trained, and met countless people from all across America and all around the world.   My passion for learning has made research my main hobby over the last 55 years.   Since June of 2000, I have discussed my solutions for America’s problems with thousands of people from all walks of life.   Everyone loved my ideas and would tell me I should run for political office.   I told them I don’t know if I could ever be a politician because I would not be able to lie to my constituents.   So, I offered my solutions for America’s problems to hundreds of politicians from both parties across the U.S. and none ever expressed any interest.   I can only speculate that they fear losing power more than they fear the consequences of the problems they created.

Why I’m Running for Congress

      I feel compelled to run for office because America has become so divided, and our elected officials are the reason why.   When politicians fear they are losing power they create narratives with the intent to divide citizens against each other.   They push lies they know their followers want to believe are true but are designed to distract from the problems they created.   This process is well-known to psychologists.   It is studied extensively because it creates mass hysteria in a society that can lead to mass insanity and societal collapse.   We all must resist politician’s lies so that we can work together and fix America’s problems.
      I was raised as a Kennedy Democrat by my mother, and we cherished those values.   As a single parent, she worked two jobs and put herself through nursing school while taking care of her five children.   Throughout her life, I could never convince her that post-Kennedy Democrats were nothing like JFK.   While at College, I got to meet Jimmy Carter and he shook my hand.   He promised all Americans a better life, so I voted for him.   It did not take him long in office to see things go from bad to worse.   Double-digit unemployment, double-digit inflation, empty grocery store shelves, and long lines at gas stations.
      The final straw for me that broke the proverbial donkey’s back was the EPA under President Carter.   The 1977 Clean Air Act shut down every steel mill in Pittsburgh, PA overnight, without any warning or regard.   The entire economy of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities collapsed.   All my relatives lost their jobs.   People were committing suicide every day because they could not handle the stress of losing their jobs, homes, and businesses.   I studied the entire history of the Democratic party, and from what I learned, I vowed to never vote Democrat again.
      I am a Christian Conservative Constitutionalist based on my values, and I have voted that way since President Carter.   Others may conclude that I am closer to a moderate due to my opinions based on my life’s work of research.   I understand all issues from both a conservative and liberal perspective.   I also perceive the conservatives of today are more like the liberals of the JFK and MLK era, and these are the values those virtuous men bestowed upon my generation:
      My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country;   My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1962
      I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:   We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. I have a dream. . .the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.   I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King, August 28, 1963

      While I am fiscally conservative and somewhat socially liberal, I stand true to the American values of faith, family, and freedom.   I understand and support the premise of some liberal complaints; however, their methods are completely the opposite of what must be done to fix the issues.   Liberal politicians make matters worse by wanting change immediately without thinking through the consequences of their actions.   On the other hand, conservative politicians prefer the status quo and only want to make a change after thinking through all the potential problems.   When it comes to change, liberals are too fast, and conservatives are too slow.   History has demonstrated that we humans do our best work and have the most success when we overcome our differences and work together.
      As your representative, I will work for you, and with you, to restore America as the best hope for humanity, but we must fix our problems first.   My programs will ensure that our government works for all of us and not just the wealthy who like to tell us how they think we should live our lives.   The first three laws that I will work tirelessly to have passed by Congress are:
1. Congress can impose no law upon the citizens of America that they themselves are not subject to.
2. Every law that is enforced upon any citizen shall apply equally to every government official and employee.
3. Every government employee and official, in the course of their duties serving the public shall be audio and video recorded at all times, without exception.
      As your Representative, I make you this promise: I will not lie to you.   I will tell you the straightforward truth as I have learned through extensive research.   I do not want your money; I want your vote.   If you believe in me and what I relate to you then spread the word and vote for me.   Tell your family and friends about my reform ideas and ask them to consider voting for me.
May God bless you, and God bless America!
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