WWII Bomber pilots used to say that “you know you’re over the target when you start taking flack!” It’s an excellent metaphor that is guiding me as I work to end the corrupt power and influence that the former political elite has held for so long.
Last night, one of the former regime’s vocal supporters took aim and fired, ignoring the substance of my assertions to cast vitriolic ad homonym aspersions against me while ignoring the mountain of irrefutable lies employed by those he was trying to defend. After expressing his displeasure at me he pointedly noted that the election is over and I need to move on, which was an obvious and feeble attempt to revitalize the credibility of those whose words and deeds make them untrustworthy and establish them as bankrupt of integrity.
The fact is, the May 7 election established conclusively that the former political ruling class in MC is nothing more than a vocal minority. By attending and speaking out at the city council meetings they are trying to create the illusion of a majority opinion, despite the fact that the people have rejected practically all of their rhetoric.
As a representative of the overwhelming majority of MC voters, I fight on behalf of that majority. I serve so that citizens can attend their children’s extracurricular practice and game activities or make family time a priority rather than waste time sitting through hours of excruciatingly dull government meetings. They elected me to represent their interests, which is centered on limiting the size and scope of the city government, protecting their liberty, and preserving the wide-open spaces and more rural environment.
Though I can be persuaded, especially where facts demonstrate that I am wrong about something, I stand on the conviction to never compromise.
The day I stop taking flack from the vocal minority is the day that I must re-evaluate my actions. Should that day ever come, it will mean that either I have changed the minds of those who now stand opposed to me or I have succumbed to their point of view. I pray for the former and ask you to pray for me that the latter of those two options never come.