You don't do drugs, so you're safe right?

March 30, 2014
I’d like you to examine this chart and see that marijuana has not caused any deaths. Then I want you to ask yourself if you think you are safe from the drug war, because you don’t do drugs. Even if you do drugs, imagine you didn’t – then ask yourself the same question. Now consider the following situations where the drug war has destroyed innocent lives that had nothing to do with drugs.
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Ryan Shields for Freedom

March 10, 2014
Ryan Shields is currently up for nomination in the 21st Congressional District. He is hard working, and understands the value of the dollar. One of his most important issues is to bring a balanced budget to Washington. He understands that it’s not fair for a child to be born, already $30,000 in debt. He understands that tiny cuts in the deficit don’t solve the problem – the deficit has to be gone completely before we can even begin to start paying off the debt.
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Fine officers for illegal searches and seizures.

March 9, 2014
My proposed legislation for police misconduct would impose a fine directly on police officers who violate your fourth amendment rights by illegally searching you. The fine would be imposed personally on the officer – not the police department which is ultimately paid for by the tax payers. The fine would be remitted to the victims. What happens when you park your car and the meter expires? A officer can write you a citation.
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You have good kids, but what happens when they get caught with a bad crowd?

March 9, 2014
This scenario isn’t too farfetched. Imagine your kids get mixed up with the wrong crowd – even just once. They are in high school, they are hanging out with some friends, and one of them happens to have some pot. Now we all know that kids are curious, and that curiosity is a sign of intelligence. If it weren’t for curiosity, we would have any of the great advancements of science that make our lives so comfortable today.
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Cameras in the Courtroom

March 1, 2014
We often see big trials publicized on the news with video recorded from within the courtroom. But do you know how much effort it takes to get the cameras in there? Our court system was developed so that we would have public trials, so that the world could see what went on – not because it’s some amazing spectacle, but to ensure that the judges, officers, jurors, and everyone else were acting within their rights, and not abusing the rights of the accused.
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Taxes in Texas

March 1, 2014
I can guarantee you that I will never vote for a tax increase or a spending increase. If someone wants to spend more, they will have to take it from somewhere else. I have seen the waste that goes on in government, and it’s time to get these departments to do more with less. New state projects that are expected to be funded by the taxpayer, should be funded voluntarily. It doesn’t make any sense to tax people in west Texas to pay for a bridge in east Texas, or to increase a tax without consulting the people who are going to have to pay it.
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Police Accountability

February 28, 2014
In the past year in Texas, I have seen some horrible crimes committed by police officers. Everything from innocent people being cavity searched on the side of the road, people forcefully held down by police to have blood drawn, a women raped by an officer right here in San Antonio, all the way to friendly neighborhood dogs being shot when they were not posing any threat to any sane minded person.
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Marijuana Laws

February 28, 2014
I am a firm believer in legalization of marijuana, especially for medicinal purposed, for the following reasons: Since records have been kept, not a single death has been attributed to marijuana, making it safer than tylenol and nyquil. Our state spends billions of our tax dollars arresting, prosecuting, and incarcerating non-violent marijuana users. If your kids get caught with the wrong crowd in possession of pot, their lives and all future opportunities can be completely destroyed.
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