Unfortunately, too many of our public representatives have been corrupted by power and greed or have been pleasing the masses instead of upholding the Constitution and our Founders' vision for America. That is why Gore Vidal once quipped, "Politics is made up of two words: 'poli,' which is Greek for 'many,' and 'tics,' which are bloodsucking insects."
Nevertheless, some politicians have commendably dodged and escaped the perversions that permeate civic offices. As I've mentioned many times before, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas stands as a shining example of one who stands for truth, justice and the American way. His patriot blood is the type we must continue to encourage, elect and infuse back into the system to revive the America our Founders knew.
Three more amigos who fight for America and have proved their commitment to the red, white and blue are John Kasich, Bob Vander Plaats and Judge Roy Moore, all of whom presently are running in gubernatorial races in different states.
John Kasich is running for governor of Ohio. As his Web site conveys, Kasich is the son of a mailman and grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in Pennsylvania. His values are rooted in faith, family, community and common sense. John was elected to the Ohio Senate at the age of 26 and to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, at the age of 30. As a nine-term congressman, John led the way in a variety of groundbreaking achievements, including constructing and implementing plans to balance the federal budget, create new jobs, reduce taxes, minimize the roles of government and other critical issues important to America's Founders. John is also well-known as the host of a national weekly news show, called "Heartland with John Kasich." Newsweek magazine named him one of its "100 people for the 21st century."