Sitting with friends at Brixx Pizza in Cool Springs tonight, I was thrilled to hear of the victory of school board candidates Dr. Beth Burgos, Candy Emerson, Susan Curlee, Dan Cash, and Rep. Glen Casada! I fought for their win. They are against Common Core! Yay! I felt for my first time the feeling of being involved, boots on the ground, for a good cause and seeing political efforts rewarded! How wonderful it will be to attend school board meetings now and see a majority of the school board smiling, listening and anxious to save freedom, America and parental rights! Huge victory.
On a personal note, my campaign, the office of “County Commissioner of Williamson County District 2″ was pushed aside as unimportant. The TV coverage seemed to ignore that office. But, my friends and I were very curious. Did our efforts mean anything? Was anyone listening? The doors I knocked. The sweat that poured from my pores as I walked the street next to rush hour traffic on Columbia Pike, holding my sign, pushing my “push cards,” the videos, articles, enduring the barbs from the liberally biased media… All for naught?
After we celebrated the win of ‘conservative values,’ and hugged our amazing candidate friends, my friends Chris and Brenda started watching the Brixx TV looking for my thing. Finally, the TV reported that Betsy and Judy, my opponents, got 1,000 something votes each and I got 600 something. 2 commissioners of 3 are chosen. I lost!
(Thompson Station paper said this was the score as of 10:45 p.m. on Aug. 7: Judy Herbert 541, Betsy Hester 599, Victoria Jackson 244)
My first reaction? Hmmm. Well, I don’t really like numbers, and Commissioners mostly talk about numbers, the budget.
Second thought. This was my first foray into actual “running.” I’ve spent 6 years researching and blogging, as a new political activist and thought “running” was the next step. In owning my defeat…there’s always the fact that my opponents are “incumbents” and if voters like their lives, they don’t want to change anything. I do portray a “ditz” extremely well and have been paid well for that…gift. My persona could be a stumbling block. My voice. The bow. I’ve only actually lived here 17 months, and my opponents are long-time residents. I was told that Judy owns much of College Grove and her father was the Commissioner for 40 years. So, you’ve got that! Betsy has been commissioner for a long time, 10 years I think. Her adorable husband told me today, as we stood in front of Oak View Elementary, that Betsy inherited her position initially, when the commissioner quit and recommended her as the replacement. So, she got a head start on the position without even campaigning.
My concern for Judy and Betsy is that they are not informed about Agenda 21 and Common Core and its ramifications on local government. The big picture. I think they’ve been living in the Williamson County bubble and are not aware that the Obama Administration and the fast-moving lunge toward socialism in our country has begun to erase our freedoms, even here. As their annoying constituent, I will try to share my knowledge and research with them, so they can make wise choices.
In conclusion, I congratulate Betsy and Judy. I respect them. It’s hard work to be in politics.
My concession speech is this;
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for your abundant blessings and your mercy. Please forgive our country and me for not honoring and obeying you. We seek your face. Help us turn from our wicked ways. Please heal our country. Please give us a revival. Please awaken your church. We are losing America. Our children are attacked by immorality in culture, TV, and our bad example. We are lost and blind. We need you. You alone, great and only God, Jehovah can save us. Please hear our plea. Our enemies are on every side. Our leaders are corrupt. Please expose their evil schemes and confuse them. Please replace our corrupt leaders with men who love and obey you. Please protect Israel. Please protect our military. Please give us wisdom. In my small part of the world, please give our elected and appointed officials wisdom to keep us from harm. Please protect us from our enemies within and without. Thank you for dying on the cross for our sins. That is a concept so amazing we can hardly comprehend it.
In Jesus name,