Loyalty: It is undoubtedly one of the most admirable traits any individual can have, especially in the face of adversity. However, as I am sure you can attest to, it’s also something that should be earned, similar to trust. When you are loyal to someone or even an idea, it’s usually because that person has done right by you in the past. They’ve proven to be worthy of your support and steadfastness.
But that also means that trust and loyalty can be lost. When someone begins to treat us with disgust or negligence, those reasons that made us loyal to them suddenly aren’t enough anymore, and we begin to question supporting them, through thick or thin.
After all, who wants to stand by someone who constantly ignores them, or does what goes against everything they are supposed to or at least promised to stand for?
It’s a question newly-welcomed Republican and former Georgia state Representative Vernon Jones has had to recently ask himself, again.
As you well know, Jones concluded last year that the Democratic Party he had long been a part of and stood behind was no longer serving the needs of the people. In fact, they were only hurting those they were elected to protect and give a voice to.
As a result, Jones denied his loyalty to the party and become not only a Republican but an avid Donald Trump supporter, as he saw something in the man and the party worthy of his support.
But switching sides doesn’t mean that he has to be loyal to all those in the party.
Enter Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.
Now, as a Republican, Jones and other party members might be more inclined to agree with Kemp on a great many issues. They might even feel some sense of obligation to support him because of his party status.
However, as Jones has recently made known, when someone like Kemp no longer stands by the people, they no longer deserve any such loyalty.
And so Jones has decided to stand against Governor Kemp, even announcing that he will be campaigning against the man in the state’s 2022 gubernatorial election.
So what has Kemp done that has turned those like Jones against him?
Well, near the end of 2020, after one the most controversial and still highly debated general elections this nation had ever seen, Kemp agreed to certify state election results that many, including Jones, believed to be fraudulent.
And after news this week that election fraud most certainly occurred in the state, Jones is not exactly happy with the governor who ignored those fraud claims and gave the win to then-presidential candidate Joe Biden.
In fact, Jones is mad enough to demand Kemp’s resignation, as well as a probe into new-found election results that suggest somewhere between 200 and 4,000 ballots were counted more than once.
He tweeted on Wednesday, “Today, in addition to (Kemp’s) resignation, I am calling for an IMMEDIATE (Georgia Bureau of Investigations) investigation into reports of duplicate ballot counts and thousands of missing chain of custody documents. Our Governor had a DUTY to do his due diligence before certifying our election. He FAILED.”
Like most people calling for election audits and investigations into 2020’s results, Jones isn’t really after an overturn in those results. Instead, he simply wants to find out what really happened and make sure that the people’s actual voice is heard.
Therefore, because Kemp agreed to give credence to results that couldn’t be verified and wouldn’t even look into those results further, Jones doesn’t think he deserves the seat he currently holds in the state.
And I have to say that I agree.
I mean, as Tucker Carlson recently quoted from an audit of Fulton County’s votes, Georgia’s election results were anything but fair.
“The seven batches of ballot images with 554 votes for Joe Biden, 140 votes for Donald Trump and 11 votes for Jorgensen had tally sheets in the audit falsified to show 850 votes for Biden, zero votes for Trump, and zero votes for Jorgensen.”
And that’s just one example of what has recently been found. As Carlson asks, “How is that not flat-out criminal fraud?”
And yet, Kemp went along with it, saying no further audit was needed.
No wonder Jones is upset. Kemp should have fought for truth and voter integrity; Georgians and America deserve at least that much.