The Problem With Elections

002The whole problem with elections, at least according to the ruling elite, is not the lies, half-truths, distortions, quotes taken out of context, or character assassinations.  

It’s not the fact that there’s no such thing as fair, unbiased, and honest political reporting by the lap-dog media, or that illegal aliens, felons and dead people can and have voted, or that voters have simply lost faith in our government and both major political parties.  Nope, it’s none of that.

And it’s also not the fact that our elected representatives pass legislation without reading it, sell their votes to lobbyist, reward their families and donors with government jobs and/or taxpayer money, or that they exempt themselves from the laws they impose on us, or accept that lying is their sole responsibility once elected to office.   Nope, that’s not it either!

The actual problem with elections, according to the Washington Post, is Republicans. The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics; ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.  In other words, they absolutely refuse to go along with the left’s insanity.

Given the dishonesty and lack of moral principles many of our elected and some of the wannabe elected leaders exhibit, it’s not that difficult to make a case that protecting the integrity of government may be something of a lost cause, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. 

So, as the days trickle down to the November election, we are faced once again with the prospects of holding our noses as we head to the polls to reelect those we know to stink [leftist Democrats] or ones who may end up stinking just as bad in the future. But refusing to vote is not the answer nor has it ever been.   

It is a privilege to vote, a privilege that some have died to protect. Along with that privilege comes the responsibility to educate yourself on the issues, vote for the kind of country you want to leave your children and grandchildren.  

Every Christian has an opportunity to either cast a vote for righteousness or for an unrighteous policy, said Dr. Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas.  I blame the condition of our country right now on wimpy Christians who refuse to stand for the truth.  Remember Jesus said to be salt, to push back against evil.  Our only hope for changing America’s direction ultimately is changing the hearts of Americans.

Surely the majority of Americans believe that we are headed in the wrong direction – that we deserve better than what we currently have in office.  If we refuse to vote, the country will continue its downward spiral. It will become in reality Biden’s vision of America, a reflection of his distorted principles and values, an unexceptional nation hopelessly divided and void of national pride, personal responsibility, and ethical leadership. 

Voting is the first step to turn America around. And voting for a candidate who loves America, who believes in our Constitutional form of government, who is willing to stand up to the left is a must.  

But most importantly, it is time the voters began to hold our political leaders accountable.

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting. Charles Bukowski

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