Just my opinion, but I am tired of contacting my reps and senators that just ignore me. Time and time again. It has become obvious that the oligarchy is against us. Representatives, senators, federal and state, judges at all levels, agencies and their bureaucrats, all are giving us the finger, while they are making back room deals to set themselves up to survive a coming civil war and socio-economic collapse.People keep talking about this as if is were some disease we have no control over. If right-thinking people would just get involved in the political process, or at least just VOTE, this would not be a problem. Only about 61% of eligible voters voted in 2016 and only about 54% in 2018. We still have the numbers to win, we just aren't using them.
If everyone who wanted to put this right were contacting their representatives all the time, helping with campaigns they support and getting to the polls without fail. I'm tired of all the excuses:
If you want to keep your rights, get involved. It is not too late to avoid both tyranny and bloodshed. I see a lot more moaning about the political situation here than calls to action. I think some gun owners like the idea of a shooting civil war more than the idea of getting off their backsides.
- "My reps are already to the left, so it won't make any difference." Wrong. Even if they still vote the same way, reps who are getting pressure from the other side tend not fight as hard for stuff significant numbers of their constituents are against.
- "My vote won't make a difference." Wrong. Elections nowadays are swayed by smaller and smaller margins and politicians know it.
- "My conservative rep 'betrayed' me by a couple of statements they made or a vote or two I didn't like, so I'm just not voting, or voting for some third party spoiler who has no chance of winning." Wrong. That just hands the power to the other side. I attended a speech by the late, great conservative thinker William F. Buckley, Jr. He said, "The only intelligent vote for a thinking conservative is for the most conservative candidate who has a chance of winning."
- "I vote my wallet." That's BS. Elected officials actually have much less to do with the economy than we citizens at large do. It's our rights are we should be worried about. Without the Constitution, we will have an economy like Venezuela. How will your wallet feel about that?
^^^THIS. They all have been if you listen to the political parties....Just out of curiosity, can anyone tell me the last presidential election that wasn't the most important election of our lives?
Perhaps more to the point, can anyone describe a presidential election in which we have been able to fully support one candidate (or party), rather than just voting against the worst of the choices?Just out of curiosity, can anyone tell me the last presidential election that wasn't the most important election of our lives?