By Jan Bergemann

Published June 16, 2017


One thing everybody should have learned in life: The candidate you like doesn’t always win. There may be lots of different reasons that a candidate lost, but the campaign should always look first for their own mistakes – not trying to blame everybody else. Or maybe you should take a look at your own prior actions – or e-mails (hacked or not you wrote them) – or the politics of your predecessor many voters obviously disliked. Ever figured that many folks don’t like politicians handing out free rides at the expense of the tax-payers or neighbors? Blaming everybody else for the loss makes you a sore loser – nothing else.


You think the election wasn’t fair – not done according to laws and rules?

Go to court – or go to arbitration – especially if you have a whole staff of lawyers at your disposal. Otherwise shut up!


I personally wasn’t happy with the candidate that was elected 9 years ago. Does it mean that I burned and trashed other peoples’ property – or threatened the elected candidate with punching him in the face? It never even crossed my mind!


That’s DEMOCRACY – and we should be willing to accept the election results – be it in a community association or in Washington.


But do I really blame these morons that hold violent demonstrations and think they are doing this country a favor? Or insult the elected candidate and his family?


Actually, I blame our liberal media who makes “heroes” out of the folks who are in my opinion not much better than terrorists, especially when they take their little kids with them to create havoc, calling it a demonstration?


Our media – especially the so-called cable news-channels, cheer these folks on and encourage them to create even more havoc.


FREEDOM OF SPEECH is a good thing, if used correctly. Hiding insults and false statements behind the cover-up of FREE SPEECH is wrong – and sure isn’t helpful to create the peace in our country we hopefully all want.


A good start to make much needed changes in the pattern of behavior towards an elected candidate would be if the big-mouthed “celebrities” would really keep their promise of moving out of our country if a certain candidate got elected. Good riddance – most of them are pretty useless anyway.


Our society has to learn again to be nice to each other and accept the decisions they can’t change in the first place – especially not with violence and insults!


Or is violence a way we should accept – and just live with it?


I really don’t think so! Let’s just be again: “.. one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all" and go on with our lives – peacefully!


No matter if we are talking about the board president of our community association or the President of the United States of America. Please – let’s just live in peace!

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Jan Bergemann Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice, Florida 's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group. CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in community  

associations. He moved to Florida in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues for his own purposes. End of retirement!


CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in Tallahassee - finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.


The organization has two websites to inform interested Florida homeowners and condo owners:

News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.

Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.

We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all service providers surely have a different interest! We are trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking in Florida !

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