We can’t vote our way out of this situation.
Common sentiment; this time left in comments by Militialaw, one that I vehemently disagree with.
Oh, I’m saying that I’m 100% certain we can elect enough people to turn the country in the direction it so desperately needs. But we definitely need to keep voting – because in reality that is the only solution.
Okay….let’s just say we can’t elect enough people to turn the country around; so we should stop voting people we trust and believe into office?
So then what?
People who have no need to answer to a large segment of the population are making the laws; approving appoints for judiciary and bureaucratic positions, right.
I would rather keep voting people like Ted Cruz into office. He might not be able to change things completely but slowing down the decline is helpful. Pointing out the failures of the government officials as he has done is needed.
And who knows, maybe the horse will learn to sing and we’ll have enough people to make a positive difference.
Either way; voting matters.
Let’s compare Wyoming & Arizona against New York and Massachusetts, shall we?
Think there is no difference in electing people at the state level; just look the pro-gun laws versus ‘gun control’ laws enacted in those states. Some are restricting liberties and other states are increasing it.
How is it done?
By the people elected to office of course. Do those representatives truly reflect the political make up of the people? I think so but if we don’t go to the polls we no longer can say that.
We need to keep electing people that will resist the intrusion of the state government into our lives.
Because the states still have some influence; voting matters.
All politics are local; a trite but ultimately true cliche. Don’t like Red Light cameras; where do you stand a better chance of making a change; local, state or federal level?
Want another gun range in your town; who controls the local planning and zoning board?
We stand a greater chance of electing people who truly can make a difference in our daily lives at the local level than any other level. Let’s not forget the school board, the water commission, etc.
And let’s not forget the big picture. Where do the leaders of tomorrow come from?
Of course, the local level.
People usually don’t start their political careers at the county, state or federal level. They gain experience and notice at the local level. Isn’t it in our best interest to create areas were the politicians have learned what liberty and freedom mean to people, learn to vote not for nanny-state laws, etc?
Every day laws and our future leaders; yeah, voting matters.
If Worst Comes to Worst
Let’s just say that history repeats itself again; more a case of Revolutionary War instead of Civil war hopefully but either way, what happens?
Ever think about the process? Ever read about how the Continental Congress created the current Constitution?
How about before that; who were the people sending letters to the Parliament and the King?
Just exactly what happened that lead the Colonies to declare their Independence.
Yep, you guessed it. Most of it was done by ‘elected representatives’ at the time. The people themselves either voted who to send to the Continental Congress or the elected representatives were sent.
How would it work if we had to do it again? I don’t know for sure but I can tell you; I better get a say in the matter if it comes to that. Don’t you want a voice in the matter?
How about the new form of government after the big break up? Who do you think will have the edge in gaining office; political neophytes who have never held office (possibly given ‘voter’ sentiments) but mostly likely experience politicians or at least people familiar with getting things done, right?
And let’s keep running down the rabbit hole and ask who will be running the militias?
Ever think of how that leadership is going to be decided if not by votes?
What will the laws be like, how will they be decided, heck even if you part of the world is going to stay or go is all going to be voted on.
So, let’s not be hasty when throwing that phrase around, eh.
That’s all I’m trying to say. I think it sends the wrong message or at least not the full message we need to be sending.
We will have the country we want only if we keep voting.
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