KEVINN BEEMER: Why I’m voting the way I do

To the editor,

Morality, it seems, has been retired today by our society and replaced with some twisted, hallucinating new kid we call ethics. I’ve meditated upon and observed my assertion for several years now. The origin of how our Republic is supposed to be governed is fantastically stated in Exodus 18:21, “Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.” With a handful of candidates running for Michigan’s 97th District State Representative seat, I ran across something disturbing concerning one of them. Disturbing enough that I felt these overtures shoud be known. If you’re sick and tired of the same ol’ Lansing song and dance - “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” - here’s some reasons why you might not want to vote for Jason Wentworth. 1. Campaign Finance disclosures show Jason Wentworth’s campaign was well funded by the DeVos family. Who are they? They’re the modern day Tower-of-Babel owners of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 2. I found it dubious in the 2014 primary that through the DeVos family funded Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP), Christian and conservative values were attacked when they went after Gary Glenn (R) of Midland, and Lee Chatfield (R) of Levering. This isn’t all they’ve insulted either, but based upon how the DeVos family is so often portrayed, they epitomize what I call, The “Rich” Timing of Moral Convenience! 3. From what I’ve read on the GLEP website about, “The Great Lakes Education Project--(GLEP) is a bi-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization supporting quality choices in public education for all Michigan students. GLEP strongly supports efforts to improve academic achievement, increase accountability and empower parental choice in our public schools.” That sounds good, but you must understand how they use the word “advocacy” in the sentence above. Quick research seems to show the DeVos family funded GLEP organization operates more like a Political Action Committee than what’s understood by their claims “empower parental choice in our public schools.” If that’s true, why did they attack Christian Conservatives in 2014 like Chatfield, and then Glenn who chaired the American Family Association? Do they suffer from ethical hallucinations? 4. They’re the same family of puppeteers that either inspires or fosters things behind the scenes among “Establishment” oriented line towers within Michigan’s Republican Party. What’s wrong with representatives who can morally think positively about what’s in the best interest of all, and not just the wealthy few? Do you really want them telling you what to think, or that your kids should espouse their confused philosophical values, rooted in situational ethics, that demonstrate expedience? 5. Finally, you may remember Dick DeVos, the richest man to ever run for public office in Michigan’s history--who spent nearly $35 million dollars of his own money to run for Governor in 2006, ultimately losing to Jennifer Granholm-who turned out to be the most pathetic governor Michigan ever elected. How’d he lose to her? No sensible voter who’d experienced Dick DeVos behind the scenes in their various family endeavors would have anything to do with him, or any other thing receiving his Midas touch. Most voters simply realized this as an opportunity to tell him “No” and decided to take a beating, and went against this self-seeking “Establishment Republican.” However, here we are, and they’re at it again it appears, laboring this time to puppeteer their selected candidate named Jason Wentworth from within our 97th District. Folks, I have a few questions. What’s in it for them this time? What do they really want from us now? Are they seeking some new form of corporate welfare at our expense, like our kids? They could win, but not without this former United States Marine making a bunch of noise. Not on my watch. I’m doing my best to warn you up front. Any candidate this fresh that’s bought and paid for this early in his attempt at public office like Wentworth is, will never get my vote. We need representation that exemplifies the moral courage to lead us in making tough decisions. I just don’t see that with this candidate. The taste of regret is insanely bitter! We have to put aside the philosophically based wishes of man called situational “ethics” this group has espoused for decades that is killing us. I hope you could agree, but if not, prepare for more of the same... no solutions, no backbone sitting in your 97th State District seat. I’m betting the payoff for the DeVos family will revolve around Wentworth’s compulsion to vote or make decisions only good for them and their organizations, at our expense, leaving us hung out to dry again. What are the rewards of buying representation? Folks, we need representatives in Lansing that don’t feel compelled to bow down to old crony “Establishment Republicans” who, through pure cowardice, have helped destroy our state by failing to exercise true leadership that reigns in bureaucratic agencies, who run rough-shod over your liberties and freedoms every single day. Enough is enough! We need a hard working type of individual, a common sense old Joe. I’m voting for Jacob Link - common sense, hard working, down to earth, loyal and honest. Not bought and paid for, but one of us, and who possesses the best NRA score (AQ highest of all) compared to Wentworth’s B- rating. I love freedom with common sense laws, but if we fail to reign-in agency bureaucrats (government employees) squashing us, we’ll continue to be sheep awaiting more slaughter. I’m voting for Jacob Link on August 2, 2016, and I hope you’ll consider him as well.  Kevinn Beemer Evart