Saturday, September 13, 2014

Voting – The American Voice

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”
Samuel Adams, in the Boston Gazette, April 16, 1781

Privilege is often the blinding barrier to realizing life’s greatest treasures. The world is jealous of the American’s right to say who speaks for us and we don’t even notice. We can easily squander that right, to not use it or worse, elect those who work to strip us of that freedom. Voting is not just a right but something that deserves our greatest attentions to detail. Ronald Reagan wisely said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction”, and voting is one of the roads that leads’ us to either the American dream, or a deceased America. The choice is always ours … until we give it away or ignore it.

All voters are important but the informed voter is the republics’ asset. Samuel Adams and the other founding fathers knew this and warned often not to disregard this right. We need to heed the advice and always elect others who respect all the foundations this country was found on. It is the greatest reason why I respect and promote Dr. Ben Carson for president.

“I would love it if party labels were not allowed on ballots and people were forced to actually know who they were voting for. Blind loyalty to a party platform is tantamount to relinquishing the important duties of intelligent voting.” Ben Carson with Candy Carson, One Nation

Each one of us needs to decide that we are responsible for our country’s condition and use the vote we have to voice who we believe speaks for us. The temptation is to think, “It’s only one vote so what good does it do?” Mine alone does little but without it there is not "ours" that, collectively, is a booming sound that cannot be disregarded. And when we agree on someone who leaves no doubt that America is great because of our Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other founding documents, it becomes a wave that washes over and heals our land.

Let us voice real change; change that returns us to the America that made us great, and tell people like Ben Carson he has our vote and then use it.

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Ben Carson petition to draft him for president

Rick Coller’s Ben Carson for President

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." 
John Quincy Adams