The bottom line in leadership isn’t how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others. John C. Maxwell
Today’s blog was one I could not resist. It was written from the heart of a good man I worked alongside as a deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office. His name is Dwight Young. We had many friendly and great conversations, both political and on other subjects. He is an intelligent and interesting man. He is my Brother. He was always willing to debate in a friendly manner, never demeaning or insulting your beliefs, but open to listening and understanding.
In or around 2018 he left the Sheriffs Office, a ‘safe’ and secure job, well paid with benefits, to run for political public office as a Republican at a time when real patriots were not standing up. Many of his prior associates turned their backs on his change in politics. That in my eyes makes him a selfless American, putting country before self. Risking all for the country he loved.
He was not and is not a radical right winger. Nor is he left of center or a radical leftist. Interestingly he now declares as a Libertarian. He is what made America into the greatest country in the World. A man who was like about 85% of Americans, centrist, and voted his heart after critical thinking and using common sense to try put the right person in office for America and not for his personal gain.
If only people had done that in 2020 we would not be where we are today. Anyway. Please enjoy. If you like it please hit the like button, comment and share using this blog. Enjoy!
To those of you who are finding my posts and words as being hard to believe, I don’t blame you. As a matter of fact, it may seem as though I have watched one too many fiction movies. In fact, this is a movie playing out in real time. I know that if I did not have any knowledge regarding the history of this nation and the principles on which it was built, I would have a hard time believing it too.
Remember, I was once a staunch Democrat and voted 2x for Obama. Unfortunately, under Obama, I observed a gradual degradation of this country that led me to start asking questions. After researching, reading and watching the news across the media spectrum, I came to realize that something was wrong. I later came to understand that I was not a Democrat or Republican. I was a true Libertarian. Still, my values were much more aligned with the Republican party.
I often questioned God on my purpose in such a time as this. To be completely honest, I find these times to be depressing due to the real time collapse of a great nation. In my heart, I understand that everyone has an appointed time to exist and we exist now because it was pre-destined. We, who follow our call, will help to make changes to society. Those of us who do not rise to the occasion, is like the man who buried his talent in the sand. Just complaining isn’t enough.
If I have offended anyone with my posts, I am sorry for hurting your feelings. What I am not sorry for is trying to give you the truth. We must begin to open our eyes. Divided, we are weak. United, we are strong.
The enemy is trying to divide us to defeat us. The enemy divides us by race, color, political affiliation, vaccination status, religion, income status, education, body shape and sexuality. Yes, we have different views and visions of how we see the world and the future of this country. One thing we must hold fast to is the Constitution, the rule of law and the principles of our union; fairness, integrity and individual rights.
I know this is a bit lengthy but it must be said. We, as Americans are about to embark on a journey only experienced once in our great nation’s history since the Revolutionary war. We must be prepared to suffer many trials and tribulations before tasting the sweet nectar of joy. I know that what I am saying may seem far-fetched, but believe me, these are the experiences we have to go through to prepare us for the future.
Don’t run away from these obstacles and challenges for it will make us better and well prepared. Many will suffer in different ways such as losing a job due to vaccine mandates, increases in the price of food and gas and supply chain issues. This is all being done to transition our nation into the Great Reset, the Green New Deal and the Climate change agenda. Take heart that your sacrifice will not be in vain. Victory is not measured in the here and now. Victory is measured through death.
The Fascist agenda presently being experienced in our nation will eventually die. We will then experience better days ahead. That is my hope. Don’t put your trust and faith in politicians for they will also have to give an account for themselves and the suffering they have put you through. Give yourself permission to follow your instincts.
In the name of Jesus, I pray for you and our nation. You may not believe but I will believe and have faith for you. Keep the faith my friends. We will overcome.
Fred Brownbill at the Save America Foundation.
© Fred Brownbill 2021