Saturday night my family and I attended the volunteer appreciation party for Gregg Imus. In attendance were many of the grassroots volunteers who helped on Gregg’s campaign. Some were people we got to know through the campaign season – manager and co-ordinator and their families, some others were volunteers, like ourselves, who planted signs, passed out handbills in our communities, made phone calls, or donated financially or in other ways. All are now our friends and part of our extended family. Gregg’s values and integrity coalesced a diverse and wide spread group of individuals, who all share the same love of country and liberty, as he and our founders. Sadly, it is rare in this day and age, that a person of his virtue and morals chooses to run for public office, and as we have seen made apparent, even more rare for one to win. Gregg ran a truly grassroots campaign running on principle and merit, without the influence of special interests or slanderous attacks. To the winner goes the spoils, it is said, so that would have to mean that the constituents of the 8th district were the real losers in this contest, having lost our only real opportunity of representation. For the next two years we will be misrepresented by a traitorous, self serving, small, despicable, piece of excrement, who will undoubtedly side with the liberal agenda policy of his task masters, at a time when this country needed unapologetic, conservative representatives, upholding the Constitution. Instead, we’ve been given a bottom feeding, spineless, ball-less, toothless, mouth breathing compromiser.
Whatever course Gregg may take from here, he will have the continued support of his loving family and his many friends old and new. I feel privileged to have gotten to know those of you who have taken a stand against the corruption and cronyism that is so rampant in our political process. This battle is over, but the war rages on. I know we will all continue in this struggle against the tyrany of the collective that has so entrenched itself at all the levels of government. As there were some victories on our side as well, we must persevere, not for ourselves, but for our posterity. I don’t recall who said this (maybe, Lord Acton) “ the generation who looses their freedom, never tastes its sweet fruit again.” I refuse to leave that legacy for my children.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” Calvin Coolidge