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Mea Culpa, In Which I Get Set Straight

Mea Culpa

When I'm wrong, I'm wrong.

I came out against Derek France in the last Mayoral election. And boy was I ever wrong. Derek France does not support gender transition of children. In fact it turns out he's a conservative.

So how did I get it so wrong? I did what I counsel others not to do: I believed a liberal news report that was deceptively edited. Derek and I are going to work together for Flower Mound. That's what's important, anyway.

When I'm wrong, I admit it. Derek graciously accepted my apology.

Some Things We Can All Learn From My Mistake

  1. Stop fighting each other. We have too many warring factions in this part of Texas. We don't need to hurt each other. If we campaign hard against one another, we can move on and work together.

  2. Stop the purity spirals. We don't need to go personal in our campaigns. Conservatives are prone to descend in weird debates about the purity of each candidate, instead of the policies he will fight for. This has proved to deliver the worst candidates. Fighters always have a past. Anyone who's not got a few black check marks, hasn't tried to do anything. If you enter the area, you're going to fail sometimes. We need to get over that.

  3. It's time to call a truce. Let's come together. My campaign has the support of many people who just haven't been willing to cooperate in the past. I'd like to use my campaign to bring everyone to the table for District 63 and Denton County. I had a great conversation with Andy Eads about this. We can do it.

  4. You don't need to like people to work with them. We do it all the time in business. Let's take the same attitude in politics. If we agree on policy, we can forget the rest and focus on driving that forward. That could be a game-changer for us.

Come To the Table

I'm interested in working with anyone who wants to advance the Texas Republican Legislative Priorities. I don't care what faction you're with. I don't care if you like me or hate me. If you want those priorities passed, I'll help you.

Derek was a stand-up guy for accepting my apology. As he put it, my unkind words "hit him in the feels." I thank him for being a gentleman and allowing me to make amends.

How about we all do that this Christmas. Let's come to the table with our former enemies and make peace on policy issues. Blessed are the peacemakers. Let's bless Denton County.

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