Saturday, August 7, 2010

Not A New Concept.

Why is it so hard for people to get that we are a nation of laws and this includes border law. If our Federal government will not enforce the laws of the land, what kind of message does that send? Are you telling me that the United States of America can’t be a sovereign nation, but all other nations can? Are you going to tell me that it is ok that most every other country in the world to have very stringent immigration laws and that is perfectly fine, but if the United States tries to adhere to immigration laws, it is a crime against people? I’m sorry, I am above rhetoric and sick of it!

The United States is a land of dreams and can be for everyone. And that is no clearer than the fact that people from around the globe risk their lives to get here, even when the United States has an administration and a Congress that has a total disregard for Freedom. Yes, I said it, a total disregard for Freedom and Liberty to be exact. But, I digress. Let me be clear, I love my heritage, but as an American, I can see that we must protect the sovereignty of this great country. We can not, just because of our goodness, be so na├»ve as to believe we can just have open borders and encourage the illegal crossing into this country and think that no harm will come of it. We can do better people! We are Americans! We can and must fix the border, fix the visa entry system, and figure out a plan for the illegal’s that are already here. We can do this in a humane way to benefit everyone and without Amnesty. We cannot reward a bad behavior, unless you want more of it.(See History and learn from it!)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Homeless Patriot


EL PASO, Texas -- There is typically an American flag that flies high in front of METI Inc., a federal contractor in East El Paso. But instead, the flag is lying flat inside and the flag pole is on the ground outside after a storm last Sunday.

"The wind and the rain knocked over the flag pole, causing the flag pole to lie on the parking lot overlooking Boeing Drive," said Rebecca Orozco with METI Inc.
But it is the condition in which employees found Old Glory that shocked everyone, until they checked their surveillance video.

"After watching the surveillance videos we noticed that it was a good Samaritan who we suspect was a homeless man that came to the rescue of the flag around 1:40 in the morning," Orozco told KFOX.
In the surveillance video you can see the homeless man in driving rain and wind carefully folding up the American flag military style and then placing the flag pole off to the side.

"It was an amazing experience to see that, it was very heartwarming to see that a homeless man or a good Samaritan who was walking around that area at that time of the day in the rain will come to the rescue of the U.S. flag," said Orozco.

Orozco said she wouldn't expect that kind of act in a late night storm from anyone, especially someone who has so little to give.

"Knowing that so many people have turned their back on him, he never turned his back on this country," she said.
KFOX found the man who didn't turn his back on the flag. His name is Gustus Bozarth.

"It's a small respect, folding the flag like that," said Bozarth.
He lives in the back of a warehouse just feet from the flag he saved. His only comforts are a small television and his two loyal cats named Lynx and Bobcat.

Bozarth said he's roamed all over this country, and while working security in Tampa he learned how to properly fold the flag.

Despite being homeless, he still has so much love for his country and so much respect for his flag.
"For American freedoms, freedom for America, freedom for a lot of Americans," Bozarth told KFOX.

"A homeless man who has nothing at all, he still holds on to his flag, he still holds on to the hope of his country, and that to me says a million words," said Orozco.
METI Inc. officials hope to have the flag back up as soon as possible.

This is a great story! I wanted to use this story in my blog about how this is the kind of patriotism, love of country that is instilled in Americans, or some at least. This kind of patriotism cannot be taught, but is learned through being an American. This man was homeless and maybe completely down on his luck but his respect for the Flag and country is something no government could teach. Americans all over the country are trying to help this guy, which, shows that Americans are the most giving people and will help our “neighbors” without any government intervention. The photo above is not of the man in the story, but I still thought it was riveting.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The final stretch.










We are approaching the final stretch leading up to the primaries. We hope to be victorious in our pursuit of taking back District Four. Our campaign is gaining momentum and the voters believe that I am a no nonsense candidate that will stand for the Constitution. This makes me even more passionate about winning on July 20th. George S. Patton once said, "Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory."
All of the Republican candidates have worked hard and we all hope that you think one of us will represent you well. I am so proud to see so many people fired up about the upcoming elections and the greater number of people that are genuinely interested and concerned about the outcome. I personally want to thank the voters in advance for taking time out of your busy schedule to come and vote in the primaries. They are just as important! So get behind a candidate, preferably me, and vote on July 20th.


Don't forget "V" for Victor equals Victory in November!




Monday, July 5, 2010

July 4th weekend.





This weekend was a great success. I had plenty of friends, family, and supporters to join me in the local parades and fireworks events. We hope that you enjoyed yours as well. God Bless!


Friday, July 2, 2010

Elect The Right Candidate.

Press Release
State of Georgia Tea Party, LLC - (Suwanee)
July 02, 2010


The State of Georgia Tea Party, LLC certifies the rankings for the 4th Congressional District of Georgia race as performed by the independent rating agency Elect the Right Candidate. (http://electtherightcandidate.us/ETRC/GA_4.html) Elect the Right Candidate scores candidates for federal and state office based upon their knowledge of the United States Constitution and the application of that knowledge in performing the job of a United States Congressman, United States Senator, Governor, or Attorney General.

Mr. Victor Armendariz scored a perfect 100 and is ranked the strongest Constitutional Conservative in the race for Congress in the 4th Congressional District of Georgia. We thank Mr. Armendariz for his dedication to the founding principles of this nation and will continue to monitor this ranking during his campaign.

The State of Georgia Tea Party, LLC, certifies the results of Elect the Right Candidate to ensure no political bias by party, race, or sex is considered in the scoring. You can learn more at http://stateofgeorgiateaparty.com

Thursday, July 1, 2010

America the beautiful.



Happy 4th of July people!! We have lots of events going on this weekend to celebrate independence day. We hope that you and your family enjoy time together this weekend. Things are tough in America today, so find pleasure in the small things. Have a great holiday! Eat a hot dog for me.
This amazing photos were taken from a contest on pioneerwoman.com

Friday, June 25, 2010

Podcast!

I am a little behind on the blog posts these days. Here is a podcast with Jason Pye of the Peach Pundit.
http://http://jasonpye.sycks.com/audio/podcasts/Armendariz.mp3

Forum in Tucker.


Most of the candidates gathered together for a forum hosted in Tucker. It was a great event where I was able to meet a lot of potential voters! There was a photographer on the scene taking photos. He got quite a few nice shots of me. Especially the one with Jim Duffy, I am not a football player so I have no idea where that came from. I am a soccer player though-Go Team USA. I thought that would be a nice place to randomly plug that!

Monday, June 14, 2010

R.R.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." Ronald Reagan

Take it Back.

Vote Republican!! Our ultimate goal (as Republicans) is to see a Republican take back the District Four seat. Remember: Bad officials are elected by good citizens that don't vote!!(Andrew Lack) Get out their and vote.
Photo found at : http://media.rd.com/rd/images/rdc/mag0810/super-voter-01-af.jpg

The best moments...


are those shared with friends. People that you can spend time with and "let your hair down". This campaign has been stressful for all the candidates, so it was a nice break from reality to relax at a local pool party. We attended an event in the Hunter Hill community yesterday. You can see me above attempting to keep up with the ladies. I am not very skilled when it comes to dancing, but I was able to laugh while I tried. We enjoyed some food from the grill and some great conversation. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the event!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

We the People..

Need Fair Tax Now!! Tax policies are directly related to job creation. I believe with all my heart that the current tax system needs to be abolished and replaced by the implementation of the Fair Tax. The Fair Tax is the most researched plan in Congress today. It is the only plan that takes power away from the government and gives it back to the people. The Fair Tax plan will eliminate the IRS and all withholdings. This would allow individuals to spend their hard earned paychecks the way that they see fit. And I for one believe that the American people should decide how to spend their money, not a bunch of bureaucrats in Washington.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Breaking the law...


Let's talk about immigration some more. Let’s smack this horse in the hind side a few more times, Why not? I am going to tell you where I stand on this issue and you big hearted folks out there may be appalled. I know some of my Hispanic friends will want to disown me, but I must stay true to myself. You see, I do not make decisions based on emotions. First, a little background info. My father was born and raised in Mexico and moved to this country to pursue the American dream of which he had heard about. He came to America on a student Visa and eventually received citizenship. He is 75 years old and still will stand and declare, “I am a United States citizen, I earned it”. When he received his green card, he was informed that he must carry it with him at all times. This seemed like a small price to pay for the liberties, freedoms, and joys of being an American citizen. The laws existed then, and they still exists now. Contrary to popular belief, Arizona did not create a law out of thin air.

We are a Nation of laws, a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy and abiding by those laws is required of all citizens. Disregarding law leads to chaos and diminishes the American dream. I support Arizona in their efforts to provide a better quality of life for its people. Those who earned their citizenship understand the value of the pursuit and the eventual gain that comes from being a bonafide citizen. And let me state, the Arizona law that was passed is just a replica of the Federal Law. Yes, it is the job of the Federal government to enforce immigration law, but when a state is under siege and one of its cities is the kidnapping capital of the world, action must be taken. Arizona like any state should act in order to force the Federal government to do its job. Let us not forget that the Federal governments #1 job is to secure the sovereignty of the USA and protect its people.

I am not cold hearted. I want the best for my people and the people of this great Nation. I am very proud to be an American and I want the same for anyone who desires to live out their days here in the states. I do not however, agree with unlawful entry into our nation. Additionally, it disappoints me that immigrants would enter illegally and commit crimes against the tax payers. This is a double dose of " you pushed your luck too far."

Truthfully, it saddens me to hear of the treatment of Mexican immigrants by the human traffickers. It is inhumane to live in a basement or a holding house with ten, twenty other people because you're being hidden. That is no way to live for any person! I think the "system" by which immigrants earned citizenship should be less bureaucratic. I am not saying it should be the simplest task, but the current process is mind boggling. If we create a better process, then we would not have to resort to these measures to protect our borders. We could stand behind the Statue of Liberty and welcome immigrants with her inscription that reads "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Earn your citizenship and we welcome you with open arms.

Speak softly


and carry a big stick. No words ever seemed clearer or rang truer than these regarding an incident that occurred on the campaign trail recently. One of the Caucasian Republican candidates for the Georgia District Four race decided to pull the race card in order to push forward their agenda. I was at the event to bare witness to the most under minded and under developed ploys for media attention thus far. Most people would disagree with me, but I don't believe that "bad press" is "good press". I joined this race to achieve a few things: to make a difference in a time when a difference needs to be made, to see these changes make a better future for my family, your family, and the next generation, and of course most know that I believe the first step to achieving those two things is to enact the Fair Tax. I know that being true to myself is always best and only the weak play dirty. Please keep these things in mind when you vote in the primaries on July 20, 2010. Our nation has seen enough of this negativity perpetuated, let's stop it now! Vote Victor Armendariz!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Tribute.




No braver patriots ever fought. No braver deeds were ever wrought.
On a more serious note ladies and gentlemen, please pause for a moment of silence. While you are enjoying your day off, spending time with your loved ones, and manning the grill in the back yard, please remember the reason it is possible to enjoy these luxuries. Since the founding of our great nation the men and women of the armed forces have given the ultimate sacrifice to gain and maintain the freedom we now enjoy as Americans. Today we must show our respects to the fallen. Also, don't forget the brave and courageous that are still fighting today. We pray that you all make it home safely.



The Direct Shooter.

Welcome to the political pistol. My name is Victor Armendariz and I am running for Congress in District Four. I thought for my first entry I would write in the spirit of the old west. So put on your spurs, saddle up, and lets hit the (campaign) trail. I would like to state right out of the gate, that all readers are welcome to open up discussion. Just lock, load, then fire away. I will shoot straight regardless of the issue and there is no issue that I won't entertain. The main issue that is burnin' a hole in my holster is Fair Tax! You may hear me ramblin' on bout it, but I believe in it, so I'm sticking to my guns. I won't waver on that there issue and if you suggest otherwise, I might get all Dirty Harry on you. You got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

I hopped on this political wagon train because the current administration is chapping my hide. I am seeking liberty and freedom for Americans just like those old powdered wig wearin' men intended. I will be sharing more with you folks as the days on this trail carry on. We will have a rootin' tootin' good time and learn as we go. I hope to bring justice to this "town". Everybody in District 4 needs a cowboy they can count on. So at high noon this election season, hop on your horse and go vote. When the dust settles and the smoke clears, I hope to me the last man standing. And don't forget- I'll be your Huckleberry.