I am the oldest of 6 siblings and father of 4 beautiful children. I came to the U.S. in my mid-teens due to my democratic beliefs and roots being destroyed in my native country, Nicaragua. Here, I became a living example of the American Dream, which professes that with hard work and perseverance anyone can succeed. For the glory and grace of God, while attending school and working full-time, I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and later became a bronze medalist and Olympian in the Olympic Trials for Atlanta, 1996; then, inspired by the near-death experience of my earthly father from several heart attacks in his mid-forties, I saved for 12 years, before embarking in my dream of becoming a doctor, something that I accomplished scoring among the best in the nation in my medical exams and my medical residency. Due to my deep belief that it is in giving that we receive, and this is how we let the light of Christ shine, I created a medical study guide which I shared with all the residents in my program, helping us score among the best Family Medicine programs in the nation (see videos: University of Miami/JMH Family Medicine Graduating Class of 2013; Lifting up the name of Jesus). I am by no means wise or strong, but “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty” (1 Corinthians 1: 27).
I decided to run for political office not because I like politics, but because I know that it is necessary in order to ensure that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are respected, and our constitutional Republican from of government is preserved. What actually prompted me to learn this was an event that made realize that we had lost these rights in our nation. I lost shared custody of my children for no other reason than praying with them a very common Bible passage, Ephesians 6, see details here: http://saynotopas.com/archer/. “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” -Plato. (Those who gain power through intimidation and oppression of other human beings are inferior beings).
As some great men have taught us:
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” -John Adams.
“Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.” -Benjamin Franklin.
“The First Amendment was not created to protect the government from religious values, but to protect those with religious values from government tyranny.” -Ronald Reagan.
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” -Albert Einstein.
“The greatest scourge an angry Heaven ever inflicted upon an ungrateful and a sinning people, was an ignorant, a corrupt, or a dependent Judiciary.” -Chief Justice John Marshall. http://www.votefamily.us/the-american-parents-pledge/