Monday, October 3, 2011

Answering the Call....

Editor's comments: 

 This blog has always been open to the opposition.  I don't filter anonymous writers out because if you live in this town, it's pretty easy to figure out who is writing.  The authors here welcome comments, good or bad, for or against, liberal or conservative.  Knowing who you're up against and not being afraid of who you are and what you stand for is the basis of "Fresh Brewed Conservatism". It should be the basis of all human beings.  But somewhere along the way, society has thrown out deep rooted moral values and replace it with a "whatever"attitude.  This has been known to destroy civilization.  It will again if not stopped. 

Anyway, one of our frequent and favorite commentors, Mr.Randall Yow, asked a question recently to two of us here on our intentions to run for office.  While I will not commit to yes or no at this point, Mr. Kirk Smith has.  Below is Randall's comment/question and then Kirk's reply:

Randall Lee Yow said...

You know the rumor going around the mean streets of Carolina Trace is that the Republican Ticket for the BOC in 2012 is going to be Shelia Barber, Kirk Smith, and Cameron Sharpe. Would anybody like to confirm or deny anything right now???
-Randall Lee Yow
September 24, 2011 9:25 PM

Kirk's reply:

Dear Randall Yow,

Sorry you missed the Lee County Republican meeting a few weeks ago, when I formally announced my intentions to run for County Commissioner in 2012. So let me put your mind at ease, there is no rumor.

My philosophy is simple. Government should exist to protect Life, Liberty, and Property.

Government provides law enforcement, fire departments, health departments, and emergency medical personnel primarily to protect Life. We need to maintain these critical services to the citizens of Lee County. Criminals never rest, natural and man made disasters will come like “a thief in the night,” and all of us benefit from the good health and well being of all our citizens.

Liberty is the fundamental Freedoms outlined in the Bill of Rights. The five freedoms of the First Amendment come to mind and shamefully our own government as well our young citizens have neither a clue to what they are nor their importance to each and everyone. It is the responsibility of the citizen to be ever vigilant to the threats to each or our freedoms and government needs to temper its desire to diminish those very freedoms.

Property is of course the physical things you own, land, home, vehicles, and of course your labor. That income you earn for your labor, that is your property, you know your money? It is not government’s money to take on a whim and redistribute it to someone else they deem more equal than you. That is why I support less taxes, fiscal responsibility, and accountability. I know it is your hard earned money and the less of it government takes, in taxes, is the less it has for fraud, waste, and abuse!

If you think government should demean life, disparage liberty and show disdain for your property by frittering away your money. . . then please vote for the other person.

As always, I shall remain. . . In search of Our GOD Given Liberties!

Kirk D. Smith

1 comment:

Randall Lee Yow said...

Mr Smith,

Glad you stepped out into the sunshine with your intentions. I can really tell you are running for office, your tone was almost dare I say cordial. I see by your "philosophy" you lean more to Locke than Jefferson.

-Randall Lee Yow

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