For the First Time

Posted: October 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

For the first time in my adult life I have been concerned for my republic.

Oh, like many, I’ve opposed our actions, positions, policies, decisions, and directions many times before. I have been repulsed by over sized amounts of arrogance, small-mindedness, and a willingness to clearly harm others for personal gain. Those moments have been frequent.

But I have never trembled for our democracy quite so much as when I first became aware that concerted efforts were afoot to reduce the accessibility of voting. That is scary. And all under the rubric of avoiding voter fraud, of which little is actually documented. It is a ruse, this talk, to cover the real intent: Keep some people away from the polls.

That frightens me. It smacks of totalitarian dictatorships in which the public is intimidated to either stay away from voting or coerced into voting for one candidate.

I pray this is resisted.

  1. vmrtx says:

    Amen and amen!!!!!!!!
    We put up with a lot worse things than a fraud vote and say it’s in the name preserving freedom of speech or whatever!
    Why should anyone fall for this scheming?

  2. Audie says:

    Frightened is exactly my response to supression of voters that the media is reporting! That is outrageous and we must respond!

  3. jennifer frank says:

    I don’t mean to be rude or argumentative but you cannot be a republic and a democracy at the same time. We live in a republic. A republic means that we have the liberty to live as we see fit according to our OWN beliefs, wishes, desires, etc. A democracy is a “majority rules” way of life. The only way to combat this issue is to get EVERYONE involved at the local level. Start running for precinct chair in your county ( I did and lost by 10 stinking votes but it was an experience that was both interesting and educational) and getting involved in your local GOP (or democrat) office. If you don’t like the RINOs and the establishment that’s been running the show for the last 25 years, the time to get involved is NOW! Start reading up on your constitution. Look at all of the ways the incumbents have violated it. DO NOT offer your support for them, not one more time. Find people to recruit to run for office that are like minded with you and want to make a difference, not a paycheck. There are so many things that you can do to get involved that really work and the first thing to do is hold the incumbents accountable for their records. This election has been bought and paid for and not by the candidates who are merely puppets for a bigger underlying problem so we need to focus on 2014 and 2016. I know everyone is scared of the word “libertarian” but when you think about it, it’s all about liberty and staying free. The Libertarian party is not what the media has led people to believe, but rather the party we used to be back when Reagan was president. Even Reagan said being a republican and being a libertarian are the same thing. We need to take our party BACK to those principles and take our country BACK to being the very republic we’re afraid we’ve lost and what our Founding Fathers created for us. They warned us of a two party system and they were right. Time to start looking at the others that are running and demand that they also get TV time, face time and debate time. Did you know that there were 16 presidential candidates this time around? Well, there were.

    Sorry for taking up so much space with my rant. 🙂

  4. jennifer frank says:

    And if I may correct myself a republic is one that the representatives stick to the rule of law afforded by the constitution in relation to personal rights and blahblahblah, you know the rest, lol. It all goes back to liberty.

  5. Pat Altenburg says:

    I pray, that unlike Sodom and Gomorrah, God will find enough righteous people here in the USA to save us from a similar destruction. Let’s all pray, PRAY, P R A Y !!!

  6. las artes says:

    Why is it so hard for a minority to get an ID? If you were born here or have proper immigration paperwork it’s cake. This process should have started at 15 when you are first allowed to get a learners permit in most states. Waiting untill the last day before voting registeration closes to register and then get turned away for not having proper documentation is not an excuse. And if you always live like this, you are going to have much more fun in life. Schools should be harping on this when the kids turn 15. There is no excuse why somone can’t get a $5 ID.

    • Audie says:

      Las Artes….What you say makes sense. It is logical. It is hard to understand why some people don’t get an ID. However….Three months ago I volunteered to work for a political candidate….and walked a neighborhood getting people registered to vote. Sadly, i can tell you that the playing field is not level. There are a zillion reasons why low income folks don’t get registered. Getting an ID would be even more difficult for them. The need to vote and that their vote counts is not at the top of their minds. They have their hands full with a host of issues related to fulfilling their daily needs. Perhaps it could be likened to skydiving without a parachute…their first thought would not be about voting or getting an ID.

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