Sunday, March 02, 2014

Lynda Bell and Florida Right to Life. By Geniusofdespair

I am not so troubled that District 8 County Commissioner Lynda Bell has been an officer in the Florida Right to Life for many years - now their National Delegate. You believe what you believe, as long as it does not interfere with your public service. Only 3 things trouble me about her affiliation with this kind of group -- she can't keep it out of her commitment to the public.

1. After she lost an election in Homestead and had extra money, rather than give it to a needy group in the city where she collected the money, she gave money from her campaign account to this Almonte Springs group. Most politicians give locally - there is so much need locally. The money to that group should have come from her own pocket not her campaign account. It shows her unwillingness to think of the community - instead it is always herself first.

2. Lynda Bell is regularly endorsed by the Christian Family Coalition (a Gay hate group). Here is one of her speeches there. Her Antics with this group caused Save Dade to say: "Time and again Commissioner Bell has taken the side of bigotry and discrimination," SAVE Dade Deputy Director Maria Barth said in a news release after commission co-sponsors dropped a proposed addition to the county’s gay-rights ordinance. "Lynda Bell’s outdated and anti-family views are completely out of step with her district. Her bigoted positions have no place in our county government."

3. Most disturbing of all, I found this on the Florida Right to Life website when she was president of the group:
Any candidate who says abortion should be kept legal disqualifies his/herself from public service.
 If this is true, then I believe that any candidate that believes abortion shouldn't be legal (especially since it is the law that it is legal)  disqualifies his/herself from public service. Which, of course, would disqualify her from public service. You can't have it only ONE way.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think Anita Bryant was her mentor, or could have been! LOL

Anonymous said...

I am suddenly thirsty for orange juice.

Anonymous said...

Your 3 points make a lot of sense. She is unfit for office.

Someone you know said...

The sun is setting on Lynda's political career. She'd fit in well on the west coast or in the area around Orlando. But her views are out of touch with the feelings of District 8 voters. If Daniella Levine Cava can keep up her fundraising pace, then she'll have enough of a war chest to fight Lynda head-to-head. Come November, I expect her to be looking for a new place to hang out.

Anonymous said...

Maybe her and her clan can move in with DuBois. The election is in August by the way.

Anonymous said...

Word of caution to those trying to unseat Commissioner Linda Bell. Keep your eye on Jose Luis Castillo, her campaign manager. Castillo employs a cadre of absentee ballot collectors for all of his clients. He employed them in Gimenez's campaign and later in Linda's husband mayoral race. Follow Castillo the day the ballots drop and you will be able to identify lots of election law violators.

Anonymous said...

Castillo overrated lynda road in on David Rivera's coat tails and his machine which jlc had very little to do with . He couldn't save his former employer the vile ans nasty Natacha thank God.

Anonymous said...

Or get mark bell elected

Anonymous said...

What you see is what you get... The only surprise left is who they are going to try to plant as the spoiler.

Ted Baker said...

SADLY, WE IN MIAMI-DADE ARE TOO OFTEN SADDLED WITH THE DISHEARTENING IGNORANCE AND INTOLERANCE MANIFEST IN THE WORDS AND ACTIONS OF SOME OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS: CERTAINLY BELL'S GENERAL DEMEANOR IS A REFLECTION OF THIS, AS IS THE RECENT, UN-FACTUAL, RACIALLY OFFENSIVE AND INTOLERANT COMMENTS MADE BY COMMISSIONER SUOTO.