By: Gary J Verdes
Since I have been able to vote I have been asking the question does anyone care? Through out the years it seems that year after year I would see less and less people come out to vote. How can our Republic stand if the people stand by and do nothing? The least our Founding Father expected was for We The People to get out and vote, not to much to ask to keep our Republic alive and We The People in control of our Republic.
So where do our elective officials stand on this issue. Well it’s just my opinion, but I think they like it just fine as it stands now.
Sure our Representatives say that they would like to see more people vote, but do they really? If they really wanted change why then do they fight so hard against election funding reform and term limits? They fight against them so they can get the advantage against anyone who would dare challenge them. Anyone who would like to run these days need to raise more money than most of us will see in a lifetime or two. So anyone who runs today must either be a millionaire or be backed by the lobbyist of some big business interest. So where does that leave We The People? It leaves We The People with little or no influence on our Representatives. We the People must remember that we have the right to challenge our leaders, and should hold them accountable because it’s not only our right it’s our duty to do so. Now is the time for us to stand up and take back our government.
Easier said than done, sure it is, but better done than not. Voting can make a difference, but We The People MUST stay Informed and MUST get out and vote to make that difference.
So what were our Founding Fathers thoughts on We The Peoples responsibly to this republic they left to us?
“The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.”
– Thomas Paine English author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
“Should things go wrong at any time, the people will set them to rights by the peaceable exercise of their elective rights.” – Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of Independence & Third President of the United States 1801-1809
In this time of great unrest in our country, it is the responsibly of We The People to get involved in the future course our country, our Founding Fathers gave us the right to VOTE so in these times We The People can Take Back Our Country. It’s time to wake up America and VOTE, or be prepared to lose the Liberty Freedom our Founding Fathers left in our care.
“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.” -Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of Independence & Third President of the United States 1801-1809