By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, Al Mickle spoke at the Rainy Day Patriots Congressional Candidates forum at Hoover Tactical Firearms in Hoover, Alabama about his candidacy for Alabama’s 6th Congressional District.
Al Mickle told the gathering of fellow Tea Party activists: “I am AL Mickle and I am not a politician. I grew up in Shelby County and went to school at UAB. Mickle said that he went to the U.S. Navy and finished his school there. Mr. Mickle said, “I owned my own business and understand that you create jobs when government gets out of the way.” “I learned the value of hard work.” “I grew up with my grandparents.” “Growing up I thought I was middleclass. Looking back on it I am not so sure.” Having served in the military I have seen what real American heroes look like.” Mickle said that out of all those men and women he served with in Saudia Arabia in the First Gulf War and in Somalia, “I have seen not a single one of us who signed up to promote socialism.” “I swore an oath to defend the country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I never dreamed that the domestic enemies would become a greater threat than the foreign ones.” Mickle said that being shot at makes him “uniquely qualified” to serve at the next Sixth District Congressman. Al Mickle said that he is happily married to his wife Karen and that they had six kids.
Mr. Mickle said, “I still believe in second chances. America’s greatest days are ahead of us not behind us. It is incumbent on everyone in this room not to stand on the sidelines.” “The only way we the people are going got to get something different (from the government) is to do something different.” Mickle said that voters have to be prepared to “do something different at the ballot box this time or they may have to pick up the ammunition box next time.”
Mickle said, “The debt we are in right now will keep going generation after generation” if Congress does not do something to change that now. The federal government has $15 trillion in debt, Jefferson County has $4 billion in debt, and the state has $800 million in debt. “What we are doing is not working.”
The Rainy Day Patriots meet at 7:00 pm at Hoover Tactical Firearms on the Third Thursday of each month.
Incumbent 6th District Congressman Spencer Bachus is running for his eleventh term in the Congress. Also running in the March 13th Republican Primary are Alabama State Senator Scott Beason from Gardendale and Blount County Probate Judge David Standridge. The winner of the Republican Primary will face Alabama Democratic Party opposition on the November 6th ballot from either Birmingham attorney William “Bill” Barnes or retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Penny Huggins Bailey from Leeds.
Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District includes all or parts of Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, Chilton, and Coosa Counties.
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