-By Warner Todd Huston
Ron Hewitt ran for the Lee County School Board back in 2002. He ran as a progressive liberal but claimed fiscally conservative ideas. He won but quit not long after to pursue his own business interests outside the state of North Carolina. The assessment of his tenure was that he offered promise and delivered on nothing.
Now he’s back claiming to be an “independent” and running for a spot on the Lee County Board of Commissioners. He also appears to fear bloggers.
In the Sunday Herald on October 14, Hewett published the following ad…
Now the blogger that Mr. Hewett is so afraid of is Sheila Barber of Fresh Brewed Conservatism.
Sheila points out that Mr. Hewett isn’t even in office yet and he’s attempting to intimidate, discount, and ridicule a private citizen.
Can you trust someone who basically is trying to shut up the voice of a citizen before he’s even elected? What exactly will he do IF HE IS ELECTED? Don’t we get enough of trampling on our free speech from the Obama Administration?
She goes on to note that, “The last thing Lee County needs is someone who thinks the citizen’s voice is a blight to society! We are tired of being treated like 2nd class citizens. Mr. Hewett just did this.”
Not a good way to make a political comeback, is it, Mr. Hewett?
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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