Qualifications for Public Office
Posted in the Blairsville Forum
#1 Oct 13, 2013
I have been reading this forum for some time and I have arrived at a conclusion as to the Officials in your govt. It would seem that to be an elected official in the City of Blairsville and the County of Union you need to be a drunk, a Liar, a thief and an outright low down dog. Now if I am wrong please tell me but from what I have read it would appear that the unfortunate people of that county need help.
#2 Oct 13, 2013
Boy, Did you ever hit the nail on the head!!!!!
#3 Oct 14, 2013
Over many years I have been personally involved in multitudes of political campaigns mostly at state and local levels; Both winning and loosing to varying degrees, depending upon how you define a win or loss.
In all sincerity I can tell you there are some very good and honorable people who run and desire to run for public office, nevertheless, many are opting not to run, in that, the political arena has now become more despoiled than ever.
Needless to say, I have witness good people elected, who afterward succumbed to the pressures and temptations who went bad and were huge disappointments. Nevertheless, it is always a blessing when you support a good honorable candidate who more than lives up to his/her character, and exceeds the expectations of wisdom, fairness, and being responsive to the needs and desires of those who elected him/her.
Unfortunately, more and more people of character, honor, and wisdom are finding a basic conflict with their basic ideals, standards, and core beliefs to subject themselves to what appears to be stepping down into the abyss of chaos and malevolence of our current political process.
That of course is a shame: for if this continues we are left with only a choice of the lesser of two evils.
Fortunately, it hasnt come to that yet. There still are good, and well meaning people offering for public office. However, it is up to us, the electorate, to do our duty as citizens; and with all due diligence seek those people out, know them the best we can, encourage them to run for office, support them and elect them.
Sometimes we are going to make a mistake. But its insanity to just accept the lot we have just because we think we have no choice, or may be too lethargic to make one.
#4 Oct 14, 2013
How about we start doing background checks and research on folks from Florida who have become so involved in Union county, whether by being hired or in politics, or to fulfill their own personal agendas? You think that would be helpful on filtering out drunks, liars and thieves in, around or about Union County government? I do.......some people run from their past and manipulate to make sure they don't do the time when they have done the crime.....people here are far from stupid and just because it isn't on topix does not mean the voting population is not aware...keep that in mind before you trash the quality and intelligence of local Union County people. Any suggestions on who we start with for background checks?
#6 Oct 14, 2013
. Don't you think the sheriff' does back ground checks dummy.Is this you scott
#7 Oct 14, 2013
No it's not Scott it's one of those dumb ass gals that work in the courthouse
#8 Oct 14, 2013
Obviously, a good start might be YOU.
Your bias is unequivocal and transparent, and your inferences are blatant, but not necessarily valid.
Of course, anyone in whom we are going to bestow our trust should be fully vetted (i.e. Obama comes to mind). But, as in that example, we know such thorough vetting isn't always reliable.
And you indeed are correct: I find most people, that I encounter daily, throughout Union County intelligent, particularly, the voters who made some positive changes during the last election.
Nevertheless, our job isnt finished. Again I agree, the voting population isnt stupid, but they are certainly becoming more and more aware of the inconsistencies, fallacies, and malfeasances of the past monopolies and the personal agendas of the powers brokers and their self-serving political pawns.
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