To the editor:
What does commitment mean to you? Commitment shows who you are and what you believe in as a person. Today, many fail to commit to an ideal or greater group. They lack commitment and move from thought to thought, idea to idea, and conviction to conviction when it serves their needs and comforts. When it gets tough, they simply switch sides to claim the win. In politics, most U.S. citizens identify as being either a Republican or Democrat, but some don’t. Those who don’t commit are often unpredictable. Simply said, you never know where they stand.
Today, our political parties see things very differently. Democrats are pro-abortion. Republicans are against abortion. Democrats seem to favor an open southern border. Republicans believe in legalized immigration, protecting the rights of citizens first. Democrats embrace radical groups promoting divisiveness via critical race theory and defunding the police. Republicans believe in democracy and freedom to all who abide by our laws and contribute to society. Democrats have shown they will pay people money to stay home vs. working. Republicans believe in opportunity for all with equal access to resources, jobs and education. There is more, but I think you get the idea.
So, why am I writing a letter to the editor? I am writing about commitment. In our fall election, Louisa has two candidates running who have not committed as being Republican or Democrat. They seem to be Democrat in action but claim to be independent, making it hard to truly understand what they support. One of them has a history of abstaining when asked to vote on key issues. As noted earlier, they have proven to be unpredictable as important decisions are being contemplated. Gladly we have another choice.
Rachel Jones and William Woody are two candidates on the ballot for the Louisa County Board of Supervisors. They are longtime residents of Louisa. They have declared themselves as committed Republicans. They both support free enterprise as a means to individual prosperity and support for a community. They believe all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunity. They will demonstrate and promote fiscally responsible actions and legislation, allowing Louisa to remain a financially independent county. They are both Constitutional conservatives. They support the people defending us in our military and the dedicated police we rely upon. They believe in God and support the moral fiber of the United States of America.
Rachel and William’s challengers don’t openly claim to affiliate with either party. They may believe in the same things Rachel and William support, but, without a commitment, who knows. We need people in all levels of government who are firm in their beliefs. We need people who can be counted on to act with integrity. We need people who love their nation, state, and the county of Louisa. Join me in voting for Rachel Jones and William Woody as they seek seats on the Louisa County Board of Supervisors. They are committed to YOU, the citizens of Louisa.
Jackie G. Beers