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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Some Things To Consider Before You Vote

Election Day is just around the corner and believe it or not, some people have yet to decide which candidate they will support. Those of us who have long been focused on this election find it hard to believe that anyone could still be on the fence, but we tend to forget that many people go through life doing their best to ignore the political wrangling that goes on every day.

Quite often when I speak to people such as this, they tell me that they “vote for the man, not for the party”. While I can understand the appeal of this, I also recognize the folly. Certainly one candidate might well be more personable than another, but the fact cannot you ignored that when you elect the man, you get the party as well.

This will be one of the most significant elections since the days preceding the Civil War, and it is the responsibility of every American to not only take part In the electoral process, but also to make the necessary effort to make an informed decision. Obviously, at this stage in the game it would be difficult for the American Idol crowd to change channels and suddenly become well informed, but it is not too late to become better informed.

All of us need to be aware that this election isn’t just about a choice between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney; it is about the direction this country will take in the next four years. Neither Obama nor Romney will be able to accomplish anything on his own; it will take the co-operation and teamwork those few in Washington who still believe in doing what is right for America.

Currently we are living with the results of the divisions that have existed in Washington for much too long. It is not enough however, to simply get enough people in Washington to agree, they must agree to do the right things. During Obama’s first two years in office, the Democrat Party had majorities in both the House and the Senate, but during that time they failed to accomplish anything that could be described as good for America. In fact, the one significant accomplishment they had during that time will probably go down in history as the single most unpopular piece of legislation in modern history.

When we go to the polls on Tuesday, we will elect a new President, and we will have the opportunity to vote for our U.S. Representatives and many of our Senators. Although the Presidential election has monopolized the spotlight this election season, these Congressional elections are just as important. Obviously we need to maintain a Republican majority in the House of Representatives, but the Senate races are critical if we are going to be able to repeal Obamacare. If the Democrats are able to retain control of the Senate, we will have four more years of Harry Reid and a Senate that is absolutely unwilling and unable to do anything of value for the American people. If we are going to demand results from our elected officials, we must do our part and put people in place who are committed to doing the things America needs so desperately.

When you go into that voting booth, remember that voting for the man gets you the party. Are you going to “vote for the man” who chooses to align himself with those who have worked so hard to destroy our economy? Will you “vote for the man” who stands in support of our Coward-In-Chief, and who refuse to voice outrage at the disgraceful abandonment of our embassy staff in Benghazi? Will you pull the lever for the man who has remained silent as the Obama administration attacked the religious freedoms of millions of Americans?

Barack Obama does not exist in a vacuum. Everything he does is done with the assistance and approval of every member of the Democrat Party, as well as every citizen who continues to support those who have chosen to associate themselves with these people.

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