When I started this blog I said that there needed to be a call to action. And I hope as I talk about the issues of the day that you are as outraged by the overreach, arrogance, corruption and general disregard for what you think as I am. If you’re not I at least hope I've got you thinking about it. Well let me tell what your job is.
The founding fathers set it up so that “We the People” are the Sovereign. In plain language that means that we are the boss. Now as the boss we need to manage our employee’s because any good business needs good management and we have coasted on that part for too long. The American people tend to trust that everything will be OK and the fat cats in Washington count on that. So let’s surprise them.
Let’s start with the upcoming elections. We need to vet the candidates ourselves and not count on the RNC or DNC or Congress or anyone else to do that. Now we all know or least felt that recent past elections have been off balance. There has been talk of voter fraud in Florida and Ohio although many say that’s a fabrication; Republican voter intimidation in Florida was very real with Black Panthers at the door of voting places. And the fact that this Administrations fights with all its might to stop Voter ID laws across this country saying they are unconstitutional as if they don’t want fair elections.
And let’s not get started yet on Mayor Bill Di Blasio in NY proposing that illegal aliens should be allowed to vote. Next he’ll setup a committee to make sure the dead democrats have “one more …vote… for the road”.
But with the executive orders regarding amnesty and licenses being issued to the Dream Act kids (also an executive order) this government that has been duly voted in stomps on the Constitution every day. But more importantly it tips the balance of power in their favor by tainting the voting pool.
So here’s our job, listen to the news (I know it’s a pain) it’s important to hear what’s going on. And don’t just listen to local news, listen to Fox, CNN and anything else you can get. If you don’t get cable listen to it on the radio. Listen to both sides because it’s just as important to hear what the opposite side believes in. It makes it easier to fight the message if we know what it is.
Listen to what these candidates have to say then do your homework. If they are already elected officials look up their voting record. They all have one… Obama was infamous for only voting “Present” so you couldn’t see what he was for or against. Pretty slick if it works…and it did.
So what do you look for? Look for the ones who believe in smaller government, flat taxation or lower taxes, constitutionally sound and believes in the “Bill of Rights” like freedom of religion and speech and the right to bear arms. And remember don’t just listen to the words follow their actions.
AND VOTE in the primaries. Did you know that the primaries can be hijacked by opposite parties? For example in 2012 the Democrats only had Obama on the ballot so they didn’t need to worry about their primary as he had no opposition. SO they went to their voters and got them to vote in the Republican primary to help chose who Obama’s opponent would be. Shocked? Don’t be as politicians have been doing that forever and the republican voters let them.
You see traditionally Republicans don’t have a good turnout for primaries. It harks back to that “my vote doesn’t matter” or “it’s all fixed anyway” or “I’m too busy to vote”… BUT if you don’t vote in the primaries you don’t pick your candidate… the other side does. Is that who you want? The candidate that can’t win, that doesn’t believe in what you do, the one who is more moderate? …More beatable? …More Progressive? Of course not!
You’re great about voting in the general election but that’s just putting your seal of approval on the last person standing, the one the other side picked. So let’s get ready and start being the boss. Its review time and we need to look at what our employees have been up. Do they get a promotion or do they get fired? It’s really up to you. And don’t forget the more you educate your friends and family members the more your voice and your vote count. So talk it up and I’ll chat more about what to look for, who’s on first and what your next steps are. Let’s remember we created this Federal Government and gave them very limited powers but while we weren’t paying attention they took so much more.
It’s time to take it back.