Jay Miller: My Letter to LNC Vice-Chairman, R. Lee Wrights

Posted on the Lee Wrights for Texas Governor page on August 6, 2013: 

R. Lee Wrights (L): is the current Vice-Chairman of the Libertarian Party National Committee (2004-2006, 2012-Present), President of Foundation for a Free Society, Part-Founder of Liberty For All,  a former 2012 candidate for the Libertarian Party Nomination for President, the former campaign manager of the 2008 Mary Ruwart for President campaign, and the former Vice-Chair of the Libertaran Party of North Carolina (serving 7 years). Mr. Wrights ranked as a sergeant when honorably discharged from the United States Air Force. His occupation is editor, writer, and director of communications. He currently resides in Burnet, Texas. This is my Facebook letter to Mr. Wrights concerning the 2014 Texas Election and his respose:

  • 6/16/2013
  • 7:06pm

    Jay Miller

     Dear Mr. Vice-Chairman,

    My name is Jay Miller and I study Government and History at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. I had the pleasure of attending the Libertarian Party Presidential Debate in Ft. Worth the spring of last year where I met you, Governor Johnson, and others. I was even more excited about the event when I found the person I was sitting next to during the debate was Mary Ruwart. This event played an important part in educating and shaping my views. For the first time, I was being taught a different prospective from the black and white… red and blue views being taught every day in classrooms and lecture halls.

    It was opportunities like this debate and internet resources that introduced me to libertarian party principles. Many students do not have these opportunities or even know they exist. The two-party system is so strong, because at an early age students across america, as you well know, are being taught that a vote for any other party is a wasted vote.

    I understand that you play a greater role now in national politics and you have quite a work load being a party leader and supplying libertarians with an online news letter. However, who better to represent independent Texas then a true independent thinker. Mr. Wrights, I want to encourage you to consider a run for the Office of Texas Governor!

    This office will give you the ability to expand the ideas taught in our school system. I imagine a state that exaggerates the important principles of liberty, the constitution, and inform on government corruption. I vision safer schools where guns protect our children instead of gun free zone signs.

    Sam Houston once said, “The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.”

    Let us not reelect a governor that will serve just one party and carry out a party platform. Let us elect a governor that will serve and represent all Texans from the conservative counties of rural northeast, west, and panhandle to the more liberal counties of the urban cities such as San Antonio, Austin, Houston, El Paso, and Dallas / Ft. Worth. We need to elect a governor that will serve the needs of the minorities such as women, Hispanic, and gays while defending our founding principles of limited constitutional government. I don’t believe that is Rick Perry or anybody the Texas Democrats can nominate. We need an independent thinker for Texas independent ways. Who better fits that description than R. Lee Wrights.

    Your a Libertarian heavy weight that could really pick up some votes for the party; more than the 2.19% by Kathie Glass, respectively. A guy with a grand character like yours would be appealing in Texas. A character that would liven up the debates and ideas that would hold the other state parties feet to the fire.

    I watched the entire 2012 Libertarian Party National Convention on C-span. I witness your loyalty and commitment to limited constitutional government for the people and the protection of our natural rights. There has been few respectable politicians as yourself. You continued supporting the message of liberty by backing Gary Johnson and for that Libertarians such as myself continue to back you.

    Please, Mr. Vice-Chairman, consider a run for Texas. This state is fertile ground for libertarian ideas, for your candidacy, and a great place to create a model for the rest of the country. New Hampshire, wasn’t the place to experience true freedom in our lifetime. That place is Texas. Will you lead us there?

    “If we fight we fight for our rights nothing else.” — Stephen F. Austin

    I looked online for an address that I could write to, but could not find one. So I decided to message you on Facebook in hopes that you will take the time to respond. There has never been a more compelling time and a more compelling election for the Libertarian Party than this. Run for Texas! Run for Liberty! Run for the People! Run for the Future! Run, because you can. Run.

    —- Tracy Jay Miller. Winnsboro, Texas



 R. Lee Wrights – 8:09pm 6/16/2013

 Thanks, Jay.

My e-mail is rleewrights@gmail.com

I am considering the run, if the money comes together to support it.


26 thoughts on “Jay Miller: My Letter to LNC Vice-Chairman, R. Lee Wrights

  1. Mark Axinn

    Lee’s response is missing the address and link for contributions.

    Fundraising 101: Always let them know how to send you money.

  2. Thomas L. Knapp

    CLC @ 3,

    It took about 15 seconds on Google to find Jay Miller mentioned in other contexts related to Trinity Valley Community College.

    If you’re going to be a useless troll, at least WORK at being a useless troll.

  3. wolfefan

    @8 – I don’t know that he’s an embarrassment – I think he’s intelligent and articulate and fair minded. He sometimes says things that indicate that he may not have thought through the effects of his proposals. Saying his first act as President would be an executive order revoking all previous executive orders is a nice applause line, but it means that the design of the US flag might change, the Distinguished Flying Cross would be eliminated, would make presidential records much harder to obtain and would make political assassination legal once again. Whether or not these are good ideas are all up for debate, but I doubt that anyone has actually thought about what it would mean in practical terms to revoke all executive orders. That said, I think Wrights would be a good candidate. I don’t know much about Kathie Glass.

  4. Reality Watch

    Any chance the non-hobo faction of LPTx would draft Kinky Friedman for governor?

  5. Jared King

    Anyone else think that Concerned ‘Libertarian’ Citizen’s/Reality Watch’s (same person?) constant ‘hobo’ insults is kind of like a bratty kid repeating the same joke he made up over and over because he thinks its so clever, even though no one else ever found them to be so?

    In other words, anyone else sick of these assholes?

  6. Reality Watch

    @14 — You seem awfully high-strung.

    “Hobo” isn’t an insult. It is in fact an honorable way of life.

    There is just some disagreement as to whether a hobo makes a good public servant or a good political candidate.

    My take on it is; that members of the hobo caucus should certainly run for legislative seats, but that functional, qualified people should have preference when selcting gubernatorial & Presidential candidates.

    Hope this helps.

  7. Thomas L. Knapp

    RW @ 17,

    It’s true that being a hobo can be an honorable way of life. That’s not at issue here.

    A hobo is “A professional tramp; one who spends his life traveling from place to place, esp. by stealing rides on trains, and begging for a living.”

    I’ve known Lee Wrights for about 13 years.

    To the best of my knowledge and recollection, he has during that time always had a regular residence, with the exception of a brief and eminently understandable period during his divorce.

    To my even more certain knowledge (since I’ve worked with him that entire time), he’s had continuous employment.

    Does he travel quite a bit? Yes. Probably not nearly as much as well-known hoboes like Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Gary Johnson, et. al, but quite a bit. And like those eminent hoboes, yes, he does beg for money for political campaigns.

  8. Jake Porter

    @18 You and I both know damn well that when Lee travelled to the LNC meetings and his campaign events he took the Union Pacific train and carried with him a walkman playing Bob Seger’s Travelin man/beautiful loser.

  9. Jake Porter

    Lee is a great candidate in my opinion. If anyone can find a better candidate to run as a Libertarian for Governor they should recruit them and run against Lee. Any other talk is just unproductive chit chat and one of the real reasons we don’t accomplish more in the LP.

    Now, if we just sit around waiting for millionaires to start running for office as Libertarians we may be waiting for a while.

  10. George Phillies

    @17 has noticed that if we are lucky he may be given a time-out in the corner until he grows up. Perhaps a poll on the needed time, using integers for the required number of decades?

    And, yes, Lee has always in the several decades I have known him had a fixed address.

  11. Reality Watch

    @18: Anarcho-blogging is hobo work. Fine for what it is, but not a particularly credible cv for a gubernatorial candidate.

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