Mr. Chase

I don’t know much about Mr. Chase, but what I do know, I like. He’s not perfect. He’s made mistakes (burglary, I believe as a juvenile), but honestly, who hasn’t messed up? A very wise person once told me, “it’s not the mistakes. It’s the willingness to take responsibility and then correct them.”

So, Mr. Chase made some mistakes. After those mistakes, he picked himself up and dusted himself off and went to law school.  He spent every day going forward advocating for people he knew needed help. He advocates now for every single person that needs help including you. 

He could have joined a law firm. He could have walked away from North Dakota but he stayed. He could have become rich and famous for simply being the epitome of the American success story, but he didn’t. He stayed here to help understanding that sometimes a life story inspires others. Sometimes, doing good work inspires others to do the same. 

Nope. I don’t know much about Chase. But I know he cares about people. He cares about all people–women, men, kids, black, white, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist. He just cares for people. That’s why he stayed in North Dakota and that’s why he’s running for congress. 

He’s running against someone I know/knew well. He’s running to dethrone someone who cares about himself, his radical beliefs, his my-way-or-the-highway beliefs. He’s running against someone Trump himself has already appointed to his board of know-nothing, do-nothing, anti-farmer, anti EPA, anti climate-change, anti-North Dakotan beliefs. 

I don’t work for either. My endorsement doesn’t matter to either. But, I grew up in North Dakota and heard a young minister named Kevin Cramer tell me I’m going to hell because I believe in equal rights for all: gay, straight, black, white, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist.  

Anyone who lives here and works here and contributes to the betterment of our state and our country, has my endorsement. And that, my fellow North Dakotans, is Chase Iron Eyes.