REPORT: NFL Legend Burgess Owens Running For Congress As A Republican

Burgess Owens is well known to football fans but now he is entering a new arena.

Owens is running for Congress in Utah as a Republican. He was in the spotlight over the summer when he appeared before Congress to voice his opposition to slavery reparations.

It’ll be fascinating to watch his campaign.

The Daily Wire recently interviewed him:

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INTERVIEW: NFL Legend Burgess Owens Announces Run For Congress

DW: Why are you running?

OWENS: That’s a great place to start because I’m one of those guys who’s always said, all my life, that I’d never, ever be a politician, never thought this would be a way to get any solutions.

What I’ve been doing for the last several years, what my mission in life has been, is I believe in working with at-risk kids. I felt that way when I left the NFL back in 1983, and I realize now it’s more than just black kids; it’s all our kids who are really at risk. So, I founded a non-profit called “Second Chance 4 Youth” to help juvenile kids come out of the system and not go back in.

I recognized about four months ago when I was thinking about what we’re doing here in Utah that if we don’t get the power back in the hands of those who believe in education and opportunity and family, if we don’t get it back to the Republican Party, then our kids don’t have a chance – and that’s not just black kids, it’s all kids.

As I look at studies right now saying two thirds of millennials believe that socialism is okay, it means there’s something going on with our youth, and they’re not going to be able to carry on this great American culture if they’re believing that socialism is better than the free market, or if they believe our country is a place of racism versus a place of opportunity.

We’re at a point now where we’re truly fighting for the heart and soul of our nation.

You can follow his progress on Twitter:

Congress could use a good man like Owens.

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