America mourns the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative and Constitutional giant. He will be remembered as a firebrand originalist who never wavered from Constitutional principles.

His death has shaken up both the political Left and Right, with the clear understanding that several key Constitutional decisions hang in the balance. In addition to illegal immigration, abortion, affirmative action and voter I.D., the Second Amendment will be once again up for debate.

Just a few years ago, the Supreme Court heard arguments in District of Columbia v. Heller, which had the potential to essentially gut Second Amendment rights. In the case, the Justices had to determine if the Second Amendment applied to individuals or simply “armed militias.” Thankfully, but by the slimmest 5-4 margin, the Court determined that, indeed, the Founders wrote the Constitution to insure that all law-abiding Americans had the right to keep and bear arms.

Today, that intrinsic, purely American right is in jeopardy. Liberal activist jurists have shown they have no qualms in nullifying Americans’ Second Amendment protections—and today, more than ever, they will seek to effectively quash this fundamental right.

Republicans in Congress have shown, for the last seven years, they will bend over backwards to accommodate the lawless Obama administration for fear of being seen as “racist” if they rightfully and forcefully oppose his dictates. They bend and sway far too easily as America sinks into tyranny. They care more about what the liberal media and their Democrat colleagues say about them than the voters who gave them power.

As conservatives, it’s imperative we elect the most effective, Constitutional fighters possible. Every election counts.

In my race for Congress (TX-7), I face an entrenched Republican Congressman John Culberson, who has an abysmal D-minus rating from Conservative Review, and an Establishment challenger in James Lloyd, whose family is highly connected to several Establishment Republican figures and who very recently was still registered to vote at his parents’ home.

Voters deserve to know who will truly fight for them at all times, and not just during an election.

I am a full-spectrum, Liberty Movement conservative and, when elected, will immediately join the Freedom Caucus in Congress. John Culberson has never taken this action.

I have been on the front-lines against illegal immigration with my national organization The Remembrance Project, which highlights the terrible toll American families face when a loved one is killed by an illegal immigrant. John Culberson voted for the $1.1 trillion omnibus which fully funds not only President Obama’s executive order on illegal alien amnesty, but also sanctuary cities, Planned Parenthood, and Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugee resettlement programs.

Early voting begins today. I urge every constituent of District 7 to do their homework diligently and send Washington a clear message that we’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore.

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