MY FUTURE POLITICAL OPTIONS
By Rev. Ruben Diaz
You should know that rumor has it, because of my conservative philosophy, there are groups and organizations (including some of my closest political colleagues) getting together behind closed doors to prepare candidates to run against me in 2021.
It is important for you to remember that my philosophy and belief has always been based in traditional family values, pro-life choices, moral values and Biblical principles. I have no intentions of changing those values.
There is a saying, “In life you have choices”. Some people have one choice, others have two or even more choices. I, for one, would like to tell you that I have been so blessed in life that I have many choices in regards to my political future. For example:
- I could run for reelection in 2021 and serve for another four years as a City Council Member until I am term limited to run again as per New York City Law.
- I could run for the State Senate seat, trying to become a New York State Senator again. Due to the fact, everywhere I go, people keep calling me “Senator” and refuse to call me “City Council Member”.
- I could run for the New York State Assembly, and like a boxer, try to obtain a title in three different categories. City Council Member, State Senator, and State Assembly Member.
- I could wait until after the 2020 Census, for the redistribution, and see how the Congressional District is mapped and possibly run for Congress.
- I could retire, take my pension, and as a private individual become a political community organizer, searching and preparing candidates with my philosophical point of view to put slates against everybody else. And really be a pain in the neck to some people.
As you see my dear reader, this black guy with kinky hair and broken English from La Cuchilla, Bo. Hato Tejas Bayamon, Puerto Rico has many political choices ahead of him. Unless, My Lord decides to call me and that is something we have no choice on it.
So to those of you out there organizing, I would like for you to remember the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for, you may get it”. Also remember, God hates ugly!
I am New York City Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. and this is what you should know.