Isn't it frustrating to sit in front of the television these days? First one candidate, and then the other, telling us that he or she, not their opponent, is the right person for the job. When they are done, we get to see the propaganda for all the ballot initiatives, in their commercials. No matter where you turn, you get bombarded with, first one side of an issue, and then the other side comes on with their take on things. It is easy to see why so many people tune out, just waiting for this whole election mess to be over.
I think that the people who are in charge of these things actually count on a certain portion of the citizenry to give up, to give in to the impulse that it's just a big mess. People have said to me, "Hey, it doesn't even matter what I think or do anymore." Voter apathy is becoming more and more of a problem. Here we are, at the crossroads of our future, and I keep running into people who just don't care anymore. "It makes my head hurt", someone else said to me. My wife is so sick of hearing about all this stuff that she just wants to fast forward to November 4th, so she can go to the poll and cast her ballot and be done with it. I wish it were that easy.
Twelve days from now, we will have the opportunity to finish this mess, at least for the next two years. Twelve days people! We have a lot to do! Every one of us can do more than we have done up to now. Every one of us needs to be more bold, to be more vocal, to put ourselves out there in the crosshairs of the oppositon. We need to stand up for our candidates, get a clear understanding of the ballot initiatives in our state, and speak to our friends, neighbors and co-workers about these things. Yes it is tough to do, but the alternative will be harder to live with.
Put a bumper sticker on your car, wear a pin on your shirt, anything that you can do to start a dialogue with those whom you come in contact with. Don't be afraid! Do not shrink from this responsibility! Yes people, it is our responsibility to use our voices to affect the various outcomes of this election.
Right now, there are forces who have gathered, who are not afraid to do these things, even with people they don't know. They are mobilized for their cause. They work hard, harder than we do, to assure their victory. "They" are but a small portion of our population, perhaps less than ten percent, but they are working day and night to force their will upon us all. They have money, they have the support of the media, of Hollywood, and they are coming to your town to make you live the way they live. To have the morals that they have. To teach your children what they believe.
We cannot allow this to go on any longer. The time has come for the moral majority to take back our country. The only reason that this tiny faction has had success is because they have used our minor differences to separate us into smaller groups. To bicker amongst ourselves. There are more Christians in this country than there are of them. We outnumber them more than 10 to 1. By allowing them to factionalize us, we have become weak. Christianity is not a religion, it is all religions who's foundation is Jesus Christ. Because we each have our own distinct beliefs, does not mean that we are not brothers and sisters under the umbrella of the Gospel of Christ.
Together, we can defend our Constitution. United, we can make decisions in legislation for our country that mirror our beliefs, our morals. Together, we can elect the people who will best serve our needs and concerns and pass legislation that supports our point of view.
Join me in getting out the vote. Let's get our kind of people mobilized and out to the polls. Not everyone can get the time off work, but those that can, need to join the McCain/Palin ticket, from now until election day, to get our conservative, Christian brothers and sisters involved in our fight. Go to the website. Volunteer. Work in your community, or travel to a state where you are needed. Our voice must be heard. It must be loud. We must take back our country.
If we lose this election, we have only ourselves to blame. That's reality from my backyard.
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