Henry B. Gonzalez was born in San Antonio in 1916 to Mexican immigrant parents
and rose from poverty to become the last true democratic representative in the United States Congress. Henry died in November, 2000, and it is to our benefit to celebrate his life and work.
In a Representative Democracy (Republic) -- as the United States is supposed to be -- people elect their representatives who then work for the interests of ALL THE PEOPLE.
In a Plutocracy -- which the United States actually is -- people elect their
representatives who then make deals ONLY FOR THE RICH PEOPLE WHO BUY THEM.
During his 37 years as a United States Congressman, Henry B. Gonzalez, actually represented both the interests of all his constituents in Texas, but also represented the interests of the American people in general through such initiatives as: