I live in the great state of Texas and I have lived here ever since I was born. We have a culture like no other part of the country and I have seen a lot of other states. People come here and they tell me that they they can not believe the amount of love that we have for our neighbors, and as a community how we pull together to want to help each other during time of need. I love Texas but I could not believe that we only had one choice of power until the power to choose became part of us as a state. We had a lot of people go to the state and complain that it was expensive to live here due to only having one power company for each area. We thought that was not part of the capitalist society that our country was founded on and we wanted to be able to show that we a part of democracy, having the ability to choose our power company was very important to us.
I was one of the people that told my friends and family and every body else that would listen about the fact that we were going to have a lot of rate hikes in the future and there was nothing that we were going to be able to do about it if we did not stick together and talk to the governor. We also talked to the people at the state level that represented us and they said that they did not realize that we were upset about it. We had stayed quiet for so long that they did not know what to think. I was happy when they changed the law that allowed us the ability to choose who we wanted.