Linda and Joe King have decided to end Citizens for Blount County’s Future after 13 years of dedicated service to the taxpayers of Blount County. Richard Hutchen’s email to them is below.
Joe and Linda,
First let me say that I consider it a true honor to have known you and worked side by side with you these past 6 six years. Both of you have my deepest respect for your example and commitment to lead the way for fellow Blount County Patriots to join with your leadership in trying to bring accountability to our local government. I am convinced that God called both of you 13 years ago to this work and now the time has come for Him to release you from this calling.
I truly believe the words of Paul have application to your Divine release. “I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
I am convinced that no one else in Blount County could have done what you have done these past 13 years. Thomas Jefferson perhaps said it best, “The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.” You should feel good about finishing your calling on a high note. With your help along with 50 other active patriots, the “taxpaying citizens” elected 6 county commissioners to represent the taxpayer.
Your work is finished. Their work is starting.
God will now hold them accountable for their stewardship.
Unfortunately, the “Fallible Nature of Man” is a very hard temptation to resist, and we have already seen early evidences that some among these new commissioners are already weakening on their campaign promises to protect the taxpayers from government excesses, waste and abuse.
I close this e-mail with a charge and two quotes to the six new County Commissioners who were elected by the Taxpayers. It is a lot easier to be a “small minded, big ego” politician than it is to be a “large minded, small ego” statesman.
When you decided to run for County Commissioner, “in your heart”, which did you want to be for the citizen taxpayer. Are your votes reflecting that aspiration?
A quote I heard last month in church and a quote from Thomas Jefferson. “Going with the flow is what makes rivers and men crooked.” “Power is not alluring to pure minds.”
Ponder and pray about these ideals so that when you are released, you can face God at the day of judgment with Paul, Joe and Linda and be able to say, “I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”