Letter: The Banana Republic Of Lox Groves

Once again, the nation and our small town head to the polls.

We go to exercise our hard-won right to vote and to express our feelings as proud citizens of the greatest democracy and finest republic on the planet.

God bless America and all who’ve given their lives so that we can vote freely and without fear of reprisal or retribution, and knowing our election system is fair, honest and protected.

But wait… This is Loxahatchee Groves. Home of broken America. Home of no term limits. Home of election fraud.

Home of councilmen so entrenched in their own microworld self-importance they think little of squandering town funds, buying enough votes to ensure their snouts stay deeply submerged in the town trough — and even less of the law supposed to prevent election fraud.

Three of the five council members we have right now are sitting in seats they have no right to.

Councilmen Ryan Liang, Ron Jarriel and Jim Rockett all benefited from election fraud, which is still being tardily investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

While the judicial process takes its time, these dreadful men who stamp on the flag and laugh in the face of the law are not only making decisions on behalf of an electorate who did not vote for them, but also right now, as you read this, are actively conspiring to defraud the electorate this coming Tuesday.

All this is common knowledge to the residents of Loxahatchee Groves, who, once again, trudge wearily to the polls to cast their votes for right and proper government in the full knowledge it may well not matter.

So why write about it again?

You know the answer. All that is needed for evil to thrive is for men of good character to do nothing.

The country may be great, but politically, Loxahatchee Groves is a disgrace.

Bottom line: if a country cannot protect its election system, it cannot protect its people. Loxahatchee Groves is no better than North Korea, China or any one of a number of other banana republics run by evil despots who openly deny the will of the electorate and act criminally to ensure the same old crooks stay in office.

Does this really matter? Is it of any real significance that a few weak-willed cheats thieve, lie and steal elections in a backwoods town most Americans have never heard of?

You bet it does. This is America, home of the brave, land of the free. Cancer starts somewhere. Then spreads. Eventually it causes huge damage. It can kill.

If you’re reading this and can vote in Loxahatchee Groves, vote for a change in town, get rid of our cancer. If you’re reading this and you’re any kind of American, take an interest and help us get the treatment we need. Stop election fraud. Vote for Todd McLendon before it’s too late.

Tim Hart-Woods, Loxahatchee Groves