Hot Tip for the conservative blogging community. I found a potential star. In Nashville I was provided with a security escort by the name of John Smith, but everyone calls him "Big John" Smith, and rightfully so at 6'4" and an athletic 290 pounds. Big John Smith is a 22 year veteran Sheriff's Deputy in Nashville who specializes in warrant service - in other words, going out every day and hunting down criminals. I had the opportunity to spend a considerable amount of time visiting with Deputy Smith being that he was charged with my personal security, and it turns out that he is following his conscience and RUNNING FOR CONGRESS in Tennessee's 5th congressional district. As I sat listening to a man who knows EXACTLY what the situation is both on the ground and in the halls of government, and to a man who has read history and could no longer sit by and do nothing, I thought to myself, "This is EXACTLY the kind of person who needs to repopulate Washington D.C." No more lawyers. No more perfumed cocktail party princesses (and those are the men). No, we need citizen servants like John Smith. In order to be a statesman, a man needs profound depth of character. This is precisely why there are no statesmen anymore - because politicians today are all psychopaths devoid of character and integrity.
John Smith is the kind of man who has the POTENTIAL to be a statesman. If for no other reason, he deserves attention for that fact alone.
John Smith knows that his campaign is a longshot at best. TN-5 has been held by democrats since . . . 1875. He knows that the GOP establishment wants nothing to do with him (and the feeling is mutual). He knows that the black nouveau-slave community dismisses him out of hand as an Uncle Tom. BUT, he also knows that we must fight the good fight and run our race, and that all things are possible through Christ.
Click over and check out Big John Smith's website. Especially take the time to read the "About Me" page. John Smith IV is a 22-year veteran Deputy Sheriff. His father, John Smith III, was also a law enforcement officer in Nashville who was killed in the line of duty in 1980. His grandfather, John Smith Jr., was one of the first seven black police officers commissioned in Nashville in 1948. And today, Big John Smith works the streets of Nashville, and in his off hours is running for United States Congress. This man is a walking inspirational documentary.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT www.BigJohnSmithforCongress.com