One of the big arguments by those opposed to RON that has come out recently is that the effort is completely driven by outsiders and is not in the best interest of Ohioans. You know, the boogeyman rhubarb meant to strike fear of the unknown or the outsider. Sound familiar? Quick…which side in the political spectrum uses such tactics? Ding Ding Ding! Correctamundo.

Seems as though carpetbaggers are everywhere. Today on the state lawn saw a gathering of “Reformation Ohio“, a group whose goal it is to spread evangelism, voter registration, and compassionate projects. Nice little mix there, dontcha think? I wonder where they might end up on the RON thing? Well, let’s just say it would not be in the best interest for them to push for leveling a right-leaning playing field by any means.

Most interesting were the guests. Rod Parsley brought in Senator Sam Brownback (of Kansas), and Representative Walter Jones (of North Carolina).

Their goal is to motivate “values voters” in Ohio (god where have I heard THAT before – pardon the pun). What values would those be? What compassion projects are we working on? Giving a voice to the poor and less fortunate? Ensuring people who want a voice don’t have to wait in line for 6, 12, or 18 hours in order to exercise this voice? Would that be the one? How about getting more big money out of politics so the politicians might just listen to these little people once in a while? Is that the value project we are working on?

What do North Carolina and Kansas have to do with Ohio? Pushing an agenda is what. Hypocrites.

I challenge Reformation Ohio, The Center for Moral Clarity, and the Patriot Pastors to make amends. I’m willing to forgive. Get on your knees and ask for forgiveness in not supporting the removal of political corruption in the state. Ask Jesus, he’ll tell you. The people of Ohio deserve a system that allows their voice to be heard by better voter access to the process; they deserve the limiting of big dollar influencers upon the process; they deserve to live in districts that fairly represent the thoughts and wishes of the electorate; they deserve to have an Election Board that is not capable of such horrendous conflicts of interest as we have seen and will see; they deserve to Reform Ohio Now!

Carpetbaggers my ass. Focus People!

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  • Peter Lytle

    As many of you know, the Reform Ohio Now amendments are critically important voting reforms that are going to be in front of Ohio voters on November 8th.

    We need your help to pass these measures.  Even if you don’t live in Ohio, you can help us make phone calls to Ohio voters.  All you need is a connection to the internet and a phone to call with.  This would be a great way to use up your free weekend minutes and help a worthy cause at the same time.

    To join the fight against corruption in Ohio, please become a virtual phonebanker.  After we have collected a group together, you will get an email explaining what/how/when the process will work.  Thank you for your help in this important effort!

  • Scott

    Last year hundreds of volunteers descended on Ohio, mostly from NY and CA. 5 buses of east coasters came to Cleveland alone for Election Day. These people had aspirations of changing the country coupled with frustrations from not being able to make a meaningful impact in their own state.

    They saw first hand the problems in the way elections are run in Ohio. Today, those same people are eager to come back and promote reform. And so what? Good for them! Like it or not, Ohio will continue to be a lynchpin in the national political matrix. Things are bad here and pssst…even people outside the state know this. Duh.

    They also know that by promoting good government ideals here – like fair play and equal access – we can not only fix our state, but get this country turned around as well, and THAT is something that impacts them whether they live in Ohio or not. Why is it so hard to believe that residents in other states might not agree with the concept of self-insulated power broker politicos who leave the rules for everyone else to follow while they plan their next golf outing?

    That’s what is happening in Ohio and so goes Ohio, so goes the country. Let’s hear it for all eyes on Ohio.

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