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AMAC Action Weekly Advocacy Update: Election Integrity

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
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Election Integrity

Election integrity is an issue that so many Americans agree with, despite what is said throughout mainstream media. A recent poll conducted by the Honest Elections Project Action clearly showed Americans support many common sense election integrity measures.

Election integrity is popular with The People.

Jason Snead, Executive Director for Honest Elections Project Action, says “an overwhelming bipartisan majority of Americans embrace commonsense voting laws that make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

A few key takeaways from the poll:

  • 88% of Americans support voter ID.
  • 89% think that only American citizens should vote in American elections.
  • 86% want election offices to have regular performance reviews and audits.
  • 78% of Americans want foreign money out of elections.

Chapter Meetings

AMAC members in GA-06 discussed the recent presidential debate and liberal earmarks. In FL-13, the chapter leader led a tribute to 9/11.

All-State Meetings

Arizona and Texas had their first All-State Chapter Meetings! In Arizona, Arizona State Representative (District 29) Austin Smith provided an Arizona 2023 legislative session update and reviewed ballot initiatives. Jason Snead, Executive Director of Honest Elections Project, discussed ranked choice voting. In Texas, Congressman Keith Self (TX-03) gave a Congressional update. Rosemary Jenks and Grant Newsman from Numbers USA spoke on immigration and border issues.

American Conservatism: Concise Guide to Conservatism by Russell Kirk

Chapter 9 – Conservatives and Power

Lord Acton famously once said, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The intelligent conservative does what he can to remind those around him the truth of this statement and to restore and preserve, in the American system, the checks and balances built into the government.

The two opposing ends of the political power spectrum are anarchy and tyranny. In between, the conservative works to limit and balance political power so that neither can occur. An important point that most people never realize is that power cannot be abolished. Russell Kirk rightly states, “It always finds its way into someone’s control.”

To some degree, nearly every person desires some level of power. For many people content to live out their lives merely ruling their own little corner of the world, the overwhelming desire for power others might have is incomprehensible. However, we live in a post pandemic world that with eyes wide open, the conservative recognizes this heightened thirst is present in a myriad of individuals: the mask shamers, the school board that ignores the wishes of parents, governors with draconian lockdown orders and vaccine mandates to name a few.

But power itself is not moral nor immoral. It all depends on the motives behind the use of power.

“Power, properly guarded and limited and channeled, is the means by which all improvement is undertaken,” states Kirk. He continues, “Constitutional restrictions, states’ rights, local self-government, limitation upon executive authority, strict interpretation of the laws: all these devices to hedge and balance power often seem annoyingly old-fangled… But human nature is annoyingly old-fangled; and when the usages and the constitutional provisions that have sheltered order and justice and freedom among us these three centuries are disregarded, all sorts of disagreeable problems, scarcely anticipated by the liberal doctrinaire, spring up among us.”

Next week: Chapter 10 – Conservatives and Education

Quote of the Week

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”

–   Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States in a Special Message to the Congress: The President’s First Economic Report, 1947

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Rich
Rich
10 months ago

I agree with RIK. The democrats are already working on putting the fix in on the 2024 election. It doesn’t look to me like the Republicans in congress are doing anything except talking. The left is going to cheat on this next election because it worked on the last one.

Rik
Rik
10 months ago

All fine and dandy, but I don’t see where the Republican Party Leadership has CORRECTED Election Integrity! What GUARANTEE do We the People have that our NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WON’T BE STOLEN also?

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