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Have the elected decided to rule us rather than carry out our voice? What has become of the open door for the citizens? Are we no longer represented by those we have chosen? Why are the concepts that our fore-fathers set up being so blatantly ignored? Does the Constitution I fought so hard to defend still exist? Are our service men fighting for our freedom doing so for nothing? Did we lose our voice in the November 2008 election for the Levy County District One Commission Seat. Robert Anthony “Tony” Parker received 51% of the votes cast while Abraham Joseph Blitch received 49% of the votes cast. Both candidates had met the qualifications to be placed on the ballot. However, Parker should not have been allowed to run as there were Federal indictments issued and sealed on Oct. 20, 2008, against him making him ineligible to hold the commission seat. Had the indictments came out the day before the election instead of the day after, Blitch would already be seated on the Levy County Commission.
After Parker received the Federal indictments Governor Crist ran the position as someone were to apply for a job and not as a voter elected position. The applicants did not have to meet the required qualifications needed to be placed on a ballot for the Levy County Commission seat. It is my opinion that this sidestepped “We The People”, the voting public’s wish to have our voices favorably heard. Everyone I have talked with, seems to think that he was done an injustice by not receiving the appointment.
Word in the voting public is that Chad “Cracker” Johnson a registered Democrat voter was asked by the Governor to change his party affiliation to Republican before he would appoint him to the position. Chad “Cracker” Johnson later resigned the Levy County District 1 Commissioner Seat and ran for the District 2 Seat leaving the District 1 Seat open. Timing again left the voters out of their right to fill the seat.
It is my belief that the voters of Levy County still have the desire for Abraham Blitch to represent them on local matters concerning Levy County citizens. Abraham, a hard working moral man, runs two companies, yet still finds time to do volunteer work. He helps a lot with different youth groups. He is also very active in our local government attending as many of the meetings as possible. He has sound wisdom with a great understanding of the Constitution knowing how to meet the citizen’s desires and needs. His desire is to serve the people not rule them, “People not politics”. I believe that God in His overall plan opened this door for Abraham and that it will not be shut.
If you believe with me that, “We The People”, the voting public still have the right to have our voices favorably heard then please contact our new governor with your opinions. Here is the contact information:
Governor's Appointments Office
The Capitol Building, 7th Floor, Suite 705
Tallahassee FL 32399-0001
(fax)850 / 921-0733