Current Occupation: Retired teacher and firefighter | Birthdate: 01/12/1952
Rick Range is a fourth-generation Texan and a lifelong resident of Dallas County where his family has lived since 1890. He graduated from Irving High School and then attended North Texas State University in Denton and West Texas State University in Canyon where he received his B.M.E. Range taught at the junior high and high school levels before becoming a career firefighter with the Mesquite Fire Department. Here he served for over 31 years as a Driver-Engineer and also as Spanish translator for both the fire and police departments.
For the last dozen years, Range has been heavily involved in research for a book covering all aspects of the Alamo and the Texas War for Independence. He serves as a Board Member of the Alamo Society, an international association of Alamo scholars, researchers, and dedicated enthusiasts. Also a member of the Alamo Battlefield Association, the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy, and an associate member of the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association, he has spent nearly twenty years in Alamo research in both English and Spanish.
A few months ago he founded the Save The Alamo Committee along with its associated website and social media in order to get the word out to the voters of Texas about George P. Bush’s disastrous REIMAGINE THE ALAMO Master Plan. On November 1, Range publicly announced his candidacy for the office of Texas General Land Office Commissioner to replace George P. Bush.
Why are you running for office?
To restore integrity, responsibility, and accountability to the Texas General Land Office. It has been handled shamefully by George P. Bush in almost every aspect—ethically, financially, and productively.
How do you feel about the core principles and mission of the TNM?
|Strongly disagree||Disagree||Neutral||Agree||Strongly agree|
|Texas is a nation with a distinct culture, economy and government.|
|Texas should always be politically, culturally, and economically independent.|
|The basic political building block of Texas is the individual.|
|The basic economic building block of Texas is the entrepreneur.|
|The basic cultural building block of Texas is the family.|
|Texans should have the ability to engage in the full enjoyment of their natural rights.|
|The interests of Texas supersede the interests of all other nations and states.|
|The power to determine Texas's political, cultural, and economic destiny should reside solely in the hands of the Texan people.|
|Texas's unique history serves as the foundation for our current and future greatness.|
|There is no challenge that cannot be overcome by the individual initiative and collective will of Texans.|
|Texas would be better off as an independent nation.|
|Texas should become an independent nation.|
|Texans should be able to vote on becoming an independent nation.|
In your own words, please describe the meaning of Article 1 Section 1 of the Texas Constitution.
Article 1 Section 1 means that government by and within the State takes precedence over US government intervention except as prescribed in the US Constitution.
In your own words, please describe the meaning of Article 1 Section 2 of the Texas Constitution.
The will of the people reigns supreme.
In your own words, please describe the meaning of the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The state and its people retain all rights to self-govern unless specifically assigned to the U.S. Government or limited by the U.S. Constitution.
Why should supporters of the Texas Nationalist Movement support your candidacy?
In short, I support and am in total agreement with all of the principles and beliefs of the Texas Nationalist Movement. Because of those underlying beliefs, it will influence my behavior in decision-making in this office.