- Sunday, 14 October 2012 15:47
- Written by Mark Kreslins
That’s right, we’re calling you out! If you believe you’ve done your civic duty by simply going to the voting booth and getting your little “I voted” sticker…you're sadly mistaken.
“Let us contemplate our forefathers, and posterity, and resolve to maintain the rights bequeathed to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude and perseverance. Let us remember that "if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom," it is a very serious consideration ... that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the event." Samuel Adams
The Founders of this Union hoped then and now beg today to “maintain the rights bequeathed to us…” Have we done a good job? If the government we have, the so-called federal government, is this government really what they envisioned when they wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Do these words written in the Declaration describe the government we have today? -"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” Is the so-called federal government securing rights? If you’re true to liberty, the answer must be no, the government is NOT securing liberty. Using the power of immoral laws, they are robbing and usurping…and we seem to think that voting alone will somehow stop them.
It’s been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over expecting different results. Could We the People be accused of being insane because we continue to believe our voting is the answer to the problem? I believe so.
So, yes, vote. But please don’t believe your civic duty is accomplished by taking an hour out of your day every two and four years to go vote…it’s not.
To be a good citizen requires you to “maintain the rights bequeathed to us…” and you can only do this by:
- Learning the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
- Acting when someone violates their oath of office by organizing in your community to compel them to get their act together or vote them out.
- RESISTING BECOMING CHEERLEADERS FOR A PARTY! It’s very unbecoming and inhibits your ability to hold them accountable when they violate their oath…which now-a-days is just about 100% likely.
So, please don’t buy into the idea that liberty s protected somehow by simply voting…nothing could be farther from the truth. Voting is the least important part of protecting liberty.
Voting only leads to this Jefferson quote – “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.”
Please concentrate on stopping government from gaining ground.