I recently heard that a member of the old school Vegas political circle accused me of demeaning myself and the office I seek by engaging in Facebook conversations, accepting criticism and having discussions with people who are, according to him, just trying to make me look ordinary or back me into a “gotcha Facebook” moment.
It was pointed out that my opponent, the incumbent Sheriff, would never lower himself to engage on social media. “Joe has staff for that,” he said. “Bedwell looks small” chatting with people on Facebook or Social Media, accepting criticism, and admitting he’s sometimes wrong.
This reminds me of the phrase, “Government of the People, by the People, and for the People.” It seems some of our elected officials forget they are “of the people” and they have been selected “by the people” to work “for the people.”
So I immediately researched those words. Of course we all remember the phrase from the Gettysburg address, but it goes back much farther in time. President Lincoln borrowed it. Do you know where it first appeared? I didn’t.
I know, silly question we all have Google. Not really though. If you look it up, you’ll have learned something about our country and the man who saved the Republic.
So, don’t expect me to stop answering questions during this campaign or as your elected Sheriff. We the people must work together if we are going to save our community from the morass we are in.
“Government of the People, by the People, and for the People.”