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Nichole Williams aims to protect freedoms in Congress

By Brittnee Nave
Star Correspondent
Nichole Williams describes herself as a regular person running for Congress.
“I’m just a regular person when it comes down to it,” she said. “I think that’s what our Founding Fathers liked is that it’s we the people, for the people, by the people,” she said. 
The Kingsport native became a mother at a young age and attributes her religious upbringing to helping guide her down the path of motherhood. 
Once her daughter was older, Williams decided to continue her education. She went to Northeast State where she studied communications. There she received honors and was part of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. From 2012-2013 she interned with the incumbent, Congressman Phil Roe. 
Following her education, Williams went into sales with a variety of roles. 
“I think that lawyers, politicians and used car salesmen are lumped into the same category,” she said. “It takes a certain skill-set. You have to be able to talk to people.”
On her decision to run for Congress, Williams noted a law passing full-term abortions in the state of New York and how it affected her. 
“I felt like something changed in my spirit that day, I was physically sick,” she said. “I couldn’t eat, I had nightmares, all I did was cry for these babies. It was really just unbelievable to me.”
Williams said she wondered if she was crazy for wanting to run with little experience or funding behind her. After pushing back a bit of time and researching dates, she decided to run. On her work, she is proud of her campaign efforts, which has included meeting many individuals and extensive travel.
“I think that’s what campaigns are for, to prove how hard you’re willing to work so that people will know how hard you will work in Washington,” she said. “I have out-worked every single candidate in this race combined.”
Williams said she is interested to see what will happen on election day. 
In outlining her campaign, she broke it down into three areas of focus: the Constitution, the Second Amendment, and being pro-life. 
Williams discussed the Constitution and a desire to restore it.  
“Our Founding Fathers were very intelligent in the way they designed the Constitution. It makes it very hard to change anything in our country, and so we have had these very small incremental changes over about 130 years that have really dissolved all of our freedoms and now we just have an illusion of freedom,” she said.
Williams said this stripping of freedom dates back to 1938 with President Wilson and the creation of the Federal Reserve, and the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments in regards to income taxes and Senator elections. Williams said she would support repealing both amendments and dissolving the Federal Reserve. She went on to explain that President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal was the beginning of socialism in the country. She would want a great portion of this undone as well. Funding she believes should be increased in areas like the Department of Veterans Affairs and the military.
Under her second point with the Second Amendment, Williams said she wholeheartedly supports it. 
“I am so strong on the Second Amendment that I scare some Republicans away,” she said. “I think that all gun laws are illegal and unconstitutional. I think the entire point of the Second Amendment is to be able to overthrow an unjust government. I think citizens should be able to have tanks and battleships and anything else we can afford. If we don’t have the same access to weapons our military does, how could we ever overthrow an unjust government?”
The third point Williams stands for is being pro-life. She explained that it is not just proven by faith but also by science that life begins at conception, noting that genealogy changes to biology when this occurs. 
On why people should vote for her, Williams stressed the importance of vetting your candidates, and also spoke on the job of Congress. She noted that the actual job of Congress is to protect freedoms and uphold the Constitution. 
“As far as I’m concerned, I’m the only one that even talks about the Constitution,” she said. 
Williams said she is looking forward to the results of the elections, noting that many of those unpolled are the silent majority, those who had not regularly voted in past years. She also called into question the authenticity of polls showing who is leading, noting the small number of those poles and that they were targeted for extensive voting history. 
For more information on Williams, you can go to www.nicholewilliamsforcongress.com and also check out her Facebook page.