• Schuyler Windham

Campaign Kickoff Speech on Sept 24th, 2021

Good evening. My name is Schuyler Windham, your candidate for the Nebraska State Legislature in Northeast Lincoln.

In February, tragedy struck my family. My husband, Daniel, lost his sister to medical complications, and she left behind her teenage son. We took up the mantle of raising our nephew, blessed that he had been raised already to be a resilient, ambitious, inquisitive young man. Months later, Daniel and I were getting married and celebrating love and new beginnings.

Raising a family gives you a new perspective on the future. It’s no longer about me. It’s about us. It’s about each and every one of our futures. Through the process of loss and celebration, sorrow and joy, I’ve reflected on how important family and community has been in both grieving and starting a new family through marriage and becoming the guardians of a young man.

What is the future we want to see for our children and our children’s children?

Here tonight, I am addressing Nebraskans from all walks of life: grandparents, parents, children; the sons and daughters of farmers, nurses, Rosie the Riveters, construction workers, military personnel, small business owners; people who have hustled to achieve their own version of the American Dream, who live the good life every day in our great state of Nebraska.

I’m promising you tonight: together we will win this campaign. We will promote liberty for all Nebraskans.

What we stand against unites us: government intrusion into our lives and livelihoods. To this I promise I will be a bulwark against tyranny in the Nebraska State Legislature. I will lead with liberty as my guiding light.

What we stand against unites us.

But what we stand for matters even more. Especially in a world that is threatening darkness and demoralization.

What we stand for is something they can never take away from us. Our dignity, our principles, our freedom, and ultimately our future.

We stand for family, community, and freedom for all people. We want to work, make a good living, raise our families, and enjoy life at the end of the day with the people we love.

We value generosity -- we give to those in need with loving-kindness. Helping our neighbors and volunteering in our communities. We believe in personal responsibility -- using critical thinking skills to determine the best way forward, seeking knowledge, rectifying mistakes when we make them, and improving ourselves everyday to be the very best we can be.

We fight to protect these inherent human rights: life, liberty, property, self-determination, the pursuit of happiness.

Every person has the right to speak, worship, and associate freely. The right to keep and bear arms to protect ourselves and our family. The right to equal protection -- for all people are equal under law. We choose not to aggress on other people and can enforce the protection of our own lives with defensive force when necessary.

We have a lot of work ahead to dismantle barriers to economic prosperity, to deregulate the local economy, to reduce families’ tax burdens. We have a long road ahead to cultivate a culture of liberty and responsibility, repealing victimless crimes, and giving people the opportunity at second chances. We have a long road ahead. But, together, we will win.

Together, we will resist tyranny and reverse the demoralization of the masses. We will ensure every Nebraskan has the opportunity to live the good life. We will build the future of opportunities we can only dream of for our children and our children’s children.

Together, we will win.

Regardless of the party politics as usual. Despite the corruption, tyranny, and greed. We are stronger than they can possibly imagine.

Together, we will win.

I will win this election for the Nebraska State Legislature. I will carry our torch of freedom into the hallowed halls of the Unicameral and declare proudly that liberty is worth the fight!

Together, we will win.

With your support, anything is possible. I repeat: anything is possible. Freedom loving people will no longer be relegated to choosing between two options which harm them and their families. We are sick and tired of being sick and tired. We are ready to build a new future together where we are without violence and duress, coercion of others who think they have power over us. Where everyone is free to live their lives and develop their livelihoods without government intrusion, respecting the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Where the light of liberty is a beacon of hope to all people in the world.

We will win! Liberty is worth the fight!

How can you make a difference?

Donate to my campaign.

Volunteer with my campaign.

Get involved with the Libertarian Party and upcoming initiatives.

Volunteer in the community such as the Sunday park clean up.

Have conversations with other people about what freedom means to you.

I am asking you to be bold.

You are sovereign. You are powerful. You are empowered to make a difference.

Intend beauty in the world -- You are beautiful.

Together we will be free.

Thank you for coming out this evening -- enjoy the food, drink, and conversation. Feel free to speak with me about anything.

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