What kind of government do you deserve?

I so enjoy my Saturday morning run along Juno-Jupiter beach as a time of reflection and sharing with others who are dedicated to personal fitness. Today was no exception, and as an added treat, I was joined this morning by local congressional candidate Ellen Andel, a superior runner, and someone I personally support.

As we ran, Ms. Andel took the time to chat with me about her race and some of the struggles she is encountering. As I was trying to keep up with her pace, I asked that she stop talking and allow me to get some oxygen.

However, as I was panting along the 6.5 mile run I thought about her aforementioned struggles to gain support as a local town council member, a wife, mother of two, and just a simple person seeking to make a better America for her daughters. It was Benjamin Franklin who mused, “sometimes you get the government you want, other times you get the government you deserve.”

We the people so often talk about the dysfunction of government — especially at the federal level — and the corruption of our elected officials. But are we the ones to blame? So often I hear the question posed, “why would anyone want to be involved in politics or run for office?”

Well, it comes back to a simple maxim put forth by Plato, “those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors.”

It’s hard for good people to run for office because we continue to reward the most abhorrent behavior. Why is it that former President Bill Clinton is lauded as some esteemed American statesman, when we consider the despicable act he committed in the Oval office, and his subsequent lie to that effect?

Why is it that President Obama can say something over 30 times, that it appears he was fully aware was not true, yet we are told he “misspoke” — rather than he lied?

How can it be that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can have a US Ambassador murdered on her watch, give an emotional rant before a Senate hearing dismissing the cause of death as not making any difference, and there are bumper stickers made up for her to be the next president?

We the people get the government we deserve because we have so lowered the standards of character that the most disgusting behavior — which we would not accept from our own children (or maybe some do) — is now acceptable.

Just this past week Florida Republican Congressman Trey Radel was arrested on cocaine possession charges. In a late night press conference, Rep. Radel stated he would be taking a leave of absence in order to get treatment for a substance abuse problem. My question is, “are you seeking the treatment assistance because you got caught, because you really want help, or because want to keep your elected position”?

As a Christian I do believe in redemption because we are human and not perfect. I also strongly believe in a sense of morality of character and standards of leadership, which comes from my years of service in the military. Let us not forget the part that a complicit media plays, one that is not objective whatsoever and viciously attacks the character of individuals — often the good ones.

We the people have allowed these individuals who hide behind their perceived “power of the pen” to destroy the lives of honorable men and women, just because they have decided who they like or dislike.

We the people have allowed a system of political elitism to take hold in our America. It is an elitism that says laws we create apply to you, but not to us.

As a Member of Congress I chose not to play the political game of hiring a lobbyist to advocate my position during the redistricting process in Florida back in 2012. For me, it was about serving the people and not about establishing my own selfish service, and yes, a super majority in the Florida House and Senate redistricted me.

There were maps submitted by citizens that would have met all established legal standards but were not considered — funny how others had their districts strengthened, Republican and Democrat.

That is the way the game is played and I get it, but that is why we get the government we deserve — and why I do believe in term limits. You see, our Founding Fathers never wanted a career-oriented political class of elites. It was George Mason in June 1788 at the Virginia ratifying convention who stated, “nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents than the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people from whence he came where he must participate in their burdens.”

So ask yourself this day, and every day forward, not just what kind of government you want, but what kind do you deserve? If you properly answer that question, then perhaps you’ll elect those who will serve We the People, and not those who will lie, tell you what you want to hear, and manipulate in order to have you serve them.

It’s perplexing why a goodhearted person like an Ellen Andel struggles for support while we flock to those who seek only their own self-gratification. Look about you America and find your own version of Ellen Andel. Just be advised, don’t go on a fast paced 6.5 mile run with them — got my arse handed to me this morning.

13 COMMENTS

  1. When was the last time Government was for the people? “this nation, under God, shall
    have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people,
    for the people, shall not perish from the earth” They are taking God out of everything. I’m so ashamed of my country that I’m ready to get on a boat and leave forever. Do a reality check and see how many people love their country but fear their government.

  2. I am wondering when all the Leaders in the public eye with eyes wide open will band together and become united for this country? You, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Rand and Ron Paul, the list goes on and on. When will you Leaders up there get out of the way and come together with candidates We the People can support? It can’t be about each one of you. It has to be about the We the People and they must work together. That is power. Splitting the vote is what Survivor does and in real time, that hurts the American people….

  3. I agree with LTC West. Thankfully, he hasn’t changed since the time he first ran for Congress and he’s still voicing our Conservative Message. I still watch old you tube videos of him and he’s just as loyal/inspiring now as he was then. One old video in particular, is still my favorite..
    Here’s an old video of the “LTC West” and his battle cry to the nation

    http://youtu.be/VP2p91dvm6M

  4. UNTIL AMERICANS REPENT of their complicity in the founders’ sedition against Yahweh, they deserve exactly the humanistic government of, by, and for a finite people based upon man’s fickle traditions that the framers provided them.

    Everything wrong in America can be traced back 1789 and its ratification:

    “…3. Every problem America faces today can be traced back to the fact that the framers failed to expressly establish a government upon Yahweh’s immutable morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. (Would infanticide and sodomy be tolerated, let alone financed by the government, if Yahweh’s perfect law and altogether righteous judgments were the law of the land? Would Islam be a looming threat to our peace and security if the First Amendment had been replaced with the First Commandment? Would Americans be in nearly as
    much debt if usury had been outlawed as a form of theft? Would crime be as rampant if “cruel and unusual punishment” had not been outlawed and criminals were instead punished with Yahweh’s altogether righteous judgments? Would we be on the fiscal cliff if we were taxed with a flat increase tax rather than a graduated income tax?)….”

    For more, see our featured blog article “5 Reasons the Constitution is Our Cutting-Edge Issue” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/.

  5. The Ranks will not repent as long as they feed off of Ceasar’s largess. I pray that we are not merely voices crying in the wilderness.

  6. It starts with the politicians, but the occupiers of government bureaucracies can do a good deal of damage to our economy with excessive regulation and hostility towards American business regardless of which politicians are in office. They are usually around a
    lot longer too. I wish I could do my part and get in there and change a
    few things but I realize the beast is just too large. We need leaders
    willing to shake these bureaucracies up, not beat the government workers
    up. We’ve seen how Obama used government workers to help win elections
    by portraying the Republicans as haters of government workers, and of
    course the more fascist application of government power via the IRS
    persecutions. We need leaders in these bureaucracies with guts to raise
    the bar, so the performers can feel welcome and the slackers not. I
    believe there are probably many dormant performers there now who need a
    little inspiration and culture change, and many like me who want to
    pitch in, but it’s a beast which seems to crush the life out of ambition
    or innovators.

  7. It is far time that the Constitution needs a new amendment and a repeal of another. We need an amendment that states that Congress can pass no laws that is not applicable to them. Wait a minute! There is one. It’s the 28th Amendment

    “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/search/web?fcoid=417&fcop=topnav&fpid=2&q=the+28th+Amendment&ql=&timestamp=1385402385245

    We also need to repeal the 16th Amendment that just had it’s 100th anniversary of robbing the American people of their hard earned money through fraudulent taxation and replace it with a method of generating federal revenue that is truthful, just, and FAIR. Wait a minute! There’s one for that one too. It’s HR 25/S 12 and it is the FairTax. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUNoDyV14oE

  8. Allen West is a man who appears to embody the character traits of a noble man of virtue, wisdom and courage and everything he writes here is a very fair indictment of every american, myself included. Nevertheless, he does not go far enough, because it is deemed by our wicked society to be “too politically incorrect” to reveal and openly discuss in allegedly polite and civilized society.

    What I am referring to, of course, is the obvious elephant in the room: the reality of the worldwide Jewish globalist conspiracy and Satanic cult which has succeeded in hijacking our world and forcing most of us to play by a set of make-believe rules that have no basis in the truth. Endless psychological warfare is waged against the few of us with the knowledge and the courage to speak out and reveal the truth of this hideous leviathan which has taken America and our entire political process and system hostage. Revelations of the truth are dismissed as “conspiracy theories,” advanced by right wing wing-nuts or extremists, terrorists, or worse yet, the mentally unstable. Yet the truth is precisely the opposite: those who own and control our media, schools, universes and government are advancing endless lies to deceive and confuse the public into believing that evil is good and good is evil and that lies don’t matter. To embrace such a world vie is to deny reality and we have a word for this condition: we call it insanity. Welcome to America and the world in 2013. We, collectively, are living in an insane asylum of our own making.

    The truth is that the Jewish global elites of the CFR and other globalist organizations own and control all the reigns of power in our nation today. They choose what social misfit and deviant will occupy the White House every four years, and we the voting public do not. Our votes are a fraud. He who gets the most votes matters not one whit. what matters, according to Joseph Stalin, former head of the USSR, is who gets to count the votes and declare the winner. Welcome to the USA in 2013. No, America is far more sick, wicked and corrupt than any politician dares to disclose out of fear for his own life and that of his family members. That’s the bad news.

    The good news is that Jesus is coming back by the end of 2016 and we are already 8 months into the 1,290 day long great tribulation foretold in Daniel 12 and Matthew 24 of the Bible for thousands of years. It started on March 22, 2013. Four separate and distinct clues point to this highly probable fact. Daniel 12:10 explains that the wicked shall continue to do wickedly and shall not understand this; but the wise shall understand.

    The message and take away is quite simple: mankind the world over has largely rejected the truths of God, Jesus and the Bible and gone its own way. God remains fully in control and is permitting all of man’s wickedness and depravity to come out into the open and become visible to all. Jesus in Matthew 10:26 tells us that at the end, nothing that is covered shall not be revealed; and hid that shall not be made known. The revelation of the global conspiracy and the integral role that the teachings of the Jewish Talmud and the rabbis of Judaism play in all of this is what Jesus was referring to in this passage. The public sanctioning of same sex marriage in 2013 was the “abomination that causes desolation,” foretold in Daniel 11:31, which Jesus referred to in Matthew 24:15. On March 22, 2013, homosexual Barack Obama stood in the grotto under the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, purported to be the birthplace of Jesus. This is the holy place Jesus and Daniel referred to in Bible prophecy. Barack Obama embodies the lying spirit of the antichrist. That much is certain. He further is a symbol of homosexual same-sex marriage, the “abomination that causes desolation.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 explains that ruing the tribulation period, God will send a strong delusion on those who rejected the truth, so they will believe a lie, and so be condemned (to hell) for taking pleasure in unrighteousness. this prophecy too has now been fulfilled. Moreover, the falling away of organized religion, predicted in 2 Thessalonians 2:3A has also now occurred. Virtually all forms of organized religion are hideously corrupt and teach a false “feel good” doctrine that is so far removed from the teachings of the entirety of the Bible that they make a complete mockery out of anything purporting to resemble what it looks like to be an authentic follower of Christ.

    The message is simple: fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man (see Ecclesiastes 12:13). Want to know what His commandments are: pick up a Bible and start reading and obeying it – all of it!

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