Yes! You found the Dormant Blog of Presidential Candidate Brian T. Carroll

Thursday, March 07, 2019

I fully intended to resurrect this blog and began posting again when I made my last post, on March 10, 2016.  However, by the end of that month, life had taken one of those unexpected turns, and sent me in a new direction.  By the end of the year I had discovered and joined the American Solidarity Party, been elected to its state leadership team, and become a candidate to cast California's Electoral College votes.  

Throughout 2017, I wrestled with the decision over whether or not to run for Congress.  Then, during the 2018 California Primary, I did.  Running with only the evenings and Saturdays that I could steal from my teaching, and raising and spending only about $3,000, I finished fifth in a six-man race (1.3%).  By November, the top two finishers in that race had raised and spent over $20 million.  They spent almost $100 per vote.  Not counting the filing fees, my per-vote costs ran to about 50 cents.

I also attracted the attention of Party members across the country, who asked me to carry the Solidarity banner in the 2020 elections.  Until June, I am continuing to teach Spanish and U.S. History & Constitution at Farmersville Junior High School.  Then I am taking retirement so that I can campaign full time.  So far, two other candidates are seeking the ASP nomination, which will be decided during a convention this summer.

The American Solidarity Party "believes in the sanctity of human life, the necessity of social justice, our responsibility to care for the environment, and the promotion of a more peaceful world.  We cherish the individual rights and separation of government powers protected by the U.S. Constitution, and recognize the need for social supports and community cohesion.  We seek to bridge the bitter partisan divide with principled and respectful policies and dialog."

Most of the posts on this blog appeared between 2004 and 2012, while I described myself as a compassionate conservative Republican.  As I read through these old posts, I spot places where my opinions have changed.  At the time, I thought highly of Mike Huckabee.  Not anymore.  I want no part of a flack for our current Administration.  I considered deleting a few things, but decided against it.  Voters have a right to know how I think, and where I've come from.  Someday soon, I hope to have a campaign website available.  But for the moment, I invite you to browse through my past.

www.solidarity-party.org