Posted: June 08, 20091:00 am Eastern http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=100442 Â© 2009
People are always asking me to run for some form of government office. In fact, there are some fans right now on the Internet proposing I run for president in 2012, and they are trying to accumulate 1 million signatures to get the ball rolling.
Of course, I really appreciate their confidence in me, but I have no desire to run for any office. I can get more accomplished for the greater good now than I ever could as an elected official.
I am concerned about the future of our country, and I wrote about it in my cultural manifesto, "Black Belt Patriotism. " I also address my concerns weekly in my syndicated column, available at WND and in various publications across the country. Over the past couple years, we've mobilized in some cases hundreds of thousands for different causes around the nation and world.
Part of my mission has been to encourage us all to put pressure on our public representatives, because without civic involvement nothing in government will change. Nothing would improve. If we expect our governments to get back on track and truly represent us, then we've got to see every day as just as important as election times â€“ to voice our opinions and resurrect our founders' platforms.
One of our most important civic duties is to keep your representative accountable to and aligned with the Constitution. We must also often remind our present politicians that they work for us â€“ we don't work for them. And if he or she forgets or doesn't get it, vote them out. That's the system our founders established: a government "by the people and for the people."
Unfortunately, too many of our public representatives have been corrupted by power, greed or pleasing the masses instead of upholding the Constitution or our founders' vision for America. That is why Gore Vidal once quipped, "Politics is made up of two words: 'poli' which is Greek for 'many,' and 'tics,' which are bloodsucking insects."
Nevertheless, some politicians have commendably dodged and escaped the perversions that permeate civic offices. As I've mentioned many times before, Texas Rep. Ron Paul stands as a shining example of one who stands for truth, justice and the American way. His patriot blood is the type we must continue to encourage, elect and infuse back into the system to revive the America our founders knew.
Three more amigos who fight for America and have proven their commitment to the red, white and blue are John Kasich, Bob Vander Plaats and Judge Roy Moore, all of whom are presently running for governors of different states.
John Kasich is running for governor of Ohio. As his website conveys, Kasich is the son of a mailman, who grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in Pennsylvania. His values are rooted in faith, family, community and common sense. John was elected to the Ohio State Senate at the age of 26 and to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 at the age of 30. As a nine-term congressman, John led the way in a variety of groundbreaking achievements, including constructing and implementing plans to balance the federal budget, create new jobs, reduce taxes, minimize the roles of government and other critical issues important to America's founders. John is also well known as the host of a national weekly news show called "Heartland with John Kasich. Newsweek magazine named him one of its "100 people for the 21st century."
Bob Vander Plaats is running for governor of Iowa. As Bob's website notes, he grew up in Iowa learning the value of freedom, faith and hard work as one of eight children of a homemaker and World War II veteran who owned their own business. Bob married his high school sweetheart and pursued a life as an educator and sports instructor. In 1993, their third son, Lucas, was born with a serious and rare brain disorder, which he writes about in his inspiring book, "Light from Lucas," a 2007 staff pick by Focus on the Family. In 1996, Bob became the president and chief executive officer of Opportunities Unlimited, a health and human services organization that provides rehabilitation services for young adults with brain or spinal cord injuries or other life-altering disabilities. In 1998, then-Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad appointed Bob to the Governor's Council. In 2007, Bob became a candidate for lieutenant governor. Then he served as state chairman for Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign. Bob is currently president and CEO of MVP Leadership Inc., which specializes in strategic vision and executive leadership for business and industry, economic development, education, health care, human services and private foundations.
Judge Roy Moore is running for governor of Alabama. Undoubtedly, readers recollect his name because a few years back he gained national recognition as the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama who was ousted for refusing to remove a copy of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama state courthouse. Also raised in the house of a traditional homemaker and World War II vet, Roy was the eldest of five children. Moore served in the Army during the Vietnam era and left an admired captain. Moore's passionate and rugged Americanism could be easily seen on the battlefield, but also was found in arenas from kickboxing to being a cowboy on a 42,000 acre cattle ranch. Roy's resume reads like a "Who's Who" of American life and justice: from private practice to District Attorney then circuit judge and chief justice. Roy Moore's awesome autobiographical manifesto "So Help Me God!" is a must read for any patriot.
I encourage you to spread the word about these gentlemen and patriots, learn about their platforms, support their campaigns and see to it that they are elected as governors. Theirs is leadership we can trust. I'm convinced that, if we are to win back America, it's going to start in the heartland and spread out from there because of the influence of leaders like them.
Don't like what you see in government? Tired of incumbent lethargy or inactiveness? Does a political issue grind on you like fingernails on a chalkboard? It comes down to this: Either you will change our country or your opponents will â€“ but, if you let them, you might not like the outcome.
Elect John Kasich, Bob Vander Plaats and Judge Roy Moore as governors!