I’ve heard over and over again (and often use it, too) that people need to ‘get out of the problem, and into the solution’. You’ve heard it, too.
The common core (excuse the term) that all blog sites have is that we primarily talk about the problems that ail this country. We don’t talk too much about the solutions.
Why is that? Is it because we know (think) that there is nothing anyone can do, or is it that we are all just waiting for things to break loose before we can really do anything?
OK, let’s begin discussing solutions. But in the meanwhile, don’t give up (never give up) your right to vote. We can all agree, with recent decisions in Colorado, and elsewhere, that Judges and Politicians are arbitrarily just voiding the results of elections. No doubt. I’ve seen it in a school bond election on a local level. You probably have too. This is not new, and it is getting worse. If the past is any indication, it will only continue to get much worse. Our only hope in this respect is that the economy does tank. That is sad to say, but it appears to be the truth.
OK, so here we are. Either just waiting or putting pen to paper. Some are gathering support groups, organizing, planning, garnering supplies, training, prepping. That’s fine. A few of us even have new amendments laid out. Well researched and thought out. That is good. No doubt we will need everyone’s input.
However, the only way we can effect change (at this time) is to get involved. Voting is involvement.
Like rights and taxes, once the government levies one or removes one, it never gives it back. Have you ever seen a tollway eliminated? Given back to the people once it was paid for? (Well, actually I have. In my case it was the old Dallas/Ft. Worth turnpike, which is now I-30) But how long ago was that? 40 years ago? I was a kid. We won’t ever see that happening again.
Like payroll, social security, or hundreds of other taxes. We will never see this government giving one cent of it back. Try overpaying your property tax, by mistake. Good luck even getting that back! Government is force. Government is criminal. It doesn’t make mistakes. You pay for yours, and you pay for theirs (yours).
Well, voting is like that. Only the decision to not vote is self-imposed. It is not something that the government even has to do. We do it to ourselves. OK, so you don’t want to sacrifice. You don’t want to put your name on a ballot. To run for the Zoning Committee or School Board. You don’t want to be a County Commissioner or other public servant. Why?
It’s either because you’re honestly not in a position to, or you are simply too lazy. Like all of the other Americans we are so quick to criticize, many of us are simply unwilling to put our time and efforts where our mouths are. Unwilling to find solutions. Unwilling to try. In reality, we don’t want solutions. We may want or expect others to provide the solutions (but only the ones we agree with) for us, but we are not willing to do it for ourselves. Besides, it is so much better to remain in the problem. Where we are comfortable.
That is the truth.
But what about voting? Why would you voluntarily give up your right to vote? Because it takes two hours of your time? Are you that lazy? I think not.
We give up our right to vote voluntarily only because we don’t believe we make a difference. Well, just ask that Attorney General in Virginia if voting counts. Where the initial margin of less than 200 votes out of more than 2.2 million votes cast on Nov. 5. That equates to .00009. The tightest race in Virginia’s history. Of course, the Democrats went on to manufacture a couple of hundred more votes. That is their corrupt nature and all Americans know, by now, that they have to outvote the criminals substantially or else they never concede. They can always gin up a few more votes. That said, it is our only weapon to fight back with at this time. To just give it up, is to surrender. If you are that type of man or woman, I don’t want you in my AO. You are a loser, and I don’t want you to take me with you when you go.
After ‘results’, the main reason we vote is so that when this thing does collapse, and it will, we can (with honor and self-esteem) hold our heads up and honestly say to people that we tried. Then nobody, including our children, can ever say that we just GAVE UP. That is why I vote. And that, for me, is a Solution.