Like millions of Americans, Faith Bussey was a “Rush Limbaugh baby” who grew up listening to talk radio and enjoyed politics as a topic of conversation during family dinner discussions. As an adult, the fight for liberty became more than just “talk”; it became very real and hit closer to home.
“President Obama’s re-election was a wake-up call for me. I soon began attending my local city council meetings. The more I learned about my own city, the more I saw how local politicians had so much in common with Obama…whether it be their callous attitude towards taxpayer waste or their desire to control peoples’ lives and property.”
Bussey says becoming a mother made the darkness of the world more obvious and inspired her to be a beacon of light and hope for her children. She isn’t waiting for the national landscape to change either—she’s rolling up her sleeves in her own city.
“The only difference I saw between the national and local level was that hardly anyone was paying attention locally…this gives politicians the impression they can get away with anything. And if ignored, they can, and they will!”
Bussey is a devoted volunteer. She’s a Republican Precinct Chair, a member of the Arlington Republican Club, the Arlington Tea Party, Fort Worth 912, Arlington ISD’s bond oversight committee, and a founder of both Citizens for a Better Arlington and Rhythms of Grace Homeschooling Group.
“I want to help inform anyone willing to listen about the Obama-esque ruling elites here in Texas,” Bussey reiterated. With the help of other citizen-leaders, she organized a successful petition drive to allow residents a vote to ban red-light cameras in Arlington. She became concerned after the data she researched showed they did not improve public safety and are fraught with transparency, legal, and other glaring issues.
“I want Texans to understand that they can make an impact right where they are,” she said. Bussey truly believes in changing things from the bottom up, not the top down.
“I want more principled people to run for local office (and win) so they can roll back the size and scope of our state and local governments…to see more citizens holding their elected officials accountable by doing what it takes to become a threat to the status quo. People can affect greater change right where they live, and the trickle-up effect of liberty-minded statesmen coming from lower levels will eventually do more to right the wrongs in Washington than focusing on the seemingly impossible task of fixing our Federal Government.”
Aside from a variety of civic volunteer projects and raising her young family, Bussey also enjoys helping others in the homeschool community. Her hobbies include writing, crocheting, and watching action movies, especially Westerns.
Originally an Austin native, Bussey moved to the City of Arlington as a young teenager and has lived there for over seventeen years. Today, she’s married with three young children ages nine, seven, and four. All are homeschooled. Her husband, Patrick, is a graphic designer and illustrator.