Chris Fluharty isn't happy. The man who would be legislator -- he's running as a third-party candidate for a north Springfield seat in the Missouri General Assembly -- was profiled in a recent Brian Lewis column, and it's the lede that torqued him off:
Chris Fluharty thinks Republican voters made a big mistake. What does he know? Fair question. Fluharty isn't a Republican. He's a member of the Constitution Party. And perhaps a little crazy.
I need to thank Brian Lewis for the lesson in politics and the press. I never imagined from our interviews that he would railroad the story that way. Here, I thought it was a story on a person who, in spite of cancer, a full-time job and finishing a master's degree, still is running to give the people of the 137th District a conservative choice. Instead, I found my faith and my party in the middle of an inquisition and was found to be "crazy."
That's OK. I bet those brave American patriots were considered crazy when they declared independence from the king. I guarantee those great Southern secessionists were seen as crazy when they stood up to a tyrannical and unconstitutional president. Thank you for putting me in such great company. If loving God and state are crazy, then I am certifiable.