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Was Going to – No, I Did Vote!

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
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by AMAC, Robert B. Charles
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Hard to believe that one vote could make a difference, but it has in cycle after cycle. One vote – plus a handful – has made all the difference in hundreds of races over hundreds of years. That is why, when all is said and done, you should want to say, “I voted!” – not “I was going to vote, but…”

Does it matter this cycle that you get up, make it JOB ONE to VOTE on (or before) election day? Why not just say “maybe,” “if time allows,” “no one will know,” or “I am busy”? Because – IT DOES MATTER.

“Oh, come on,” you say, “really?” You really think my one vote turns the dial and will elect someone who cares about the country, restores what is fading, can make things better, and is worth the effort and hassle?

Um, well, let us see – what would Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Reagan, or GHW Bush say? Or the 16 million WWII veterans, six million Korean War, 2.7 million Vietnam, 650,000 Gulf I, three million Iraq, and 775,000 Afghanistan veterans? Or all those men who watch silently from Arlington – and thousands of veteran cemeteries? “Do not bother?”

I doubt it. Rather, I know they would not. They would all give anything within their power to cast the vote that is yours right now, is in your power to cast, that could save this nation – the one they gave dearly to protect, for you.  They would also speak to you and say “Vote!”

“What does it matter?” you may think. Do not think that. How about this … Your vote is possibly within that handful that assures the next generation has a chance to live free and prosper with real liberties, equal opportunities, free markets, and a non-communist, non-socialist, non-oppressive government?

Your vote could be the difference between a win or loss, a touchdown, or “almost” the chance of future generations to understand, act, and protect freedom, or study what it was like if books are not banned. Yes, that decision – in microcosm – is yours.

Not enough for you? How about this … Your vote could decide whether little boys and girls get to be themselves, have a real childhood, enjoy innocence, learn at the right rate, and not get coerced or confused about who they are, indoctrinated into sexual depravity, uncertainty, sex change operations.

Your vote could assure that peace between races is not disrupted, undone, destroyed, or deliberately broken by racist and Marxist teachings, like Critical Race Theory (or CRT). Your vote could prevent intentional miseducation that skin color decides your chances in America, that the American Dream is dead, and that resentment and hostility should replace hope and hard work.

Your vote could stop federal power consolidation, recklessness with money, energy policy, free markets, culture, and the all-important electoral process. Your vote could preserve what has made this nation unique, stopping those who want to un-write history, un-empower hard work, and redistribute wealth.

Your vote could preserve the value of dollars you and millions have earned, saved, and count on for retirement, asset purchases, medical care, and personal security. Your vote could reduce a federal debt of 31 trillion, deficits growing, and unsustainable spending. Your vote could end inflation and high interest.

On the side of honor, your vote could make serving in the military what it was always meant to be – a high calling centered on sacrifice for others, not wokeness – a commitment to be the best, not dragged down by social experimentation, political distraction, and reduced funding …to up-fund craziness.

Your vote could – in short – make the difference between an America fulfilling Her promise, our promise to the future, past, and each other, and staying true to sacrifices, risks, and commitments that got us here. 

There is a last point. When you vote, you stay true to yourself, you sleep better knowing – come what may – you did your part, you stood for something, and did not miss the chance. Hard to believe that one vote could make a difference, but it has in cycle after cycle. One vote – plus a handful – can make all the difference. So, just a nudge. Feel better, don’t miss the chance. Vote, and take solace in doing so.   

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Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 year ago

I was one of the first voters at my precinct this morning- straight Republican. I wouldn’t vote DIMM for dog catcher or anything else! People who can’t (won’t) tell the difference between a man and a woman and can’t (won’t) admit when human life begins are too dangerous to put in ANY office!

J. Farley
J. Farley
1 year ago

If you are a Republican and you don’t vote and the Republicans, come up short, guess what? ——– IT’S YOUR FAULT!
Vote like your freedom depends on it —- Because it does!

Art
Art
1 year ago

RBC- Well Done article. My vote added to other votes for a single person or persons who will have our authorization to vote on our behalf is the foundation of our representative democracy as long as the elections are clean. When you don’t vote, you surrender a valuable right. You may have won or you may have lost but you got into the game. KAGA !!!!!

Ronnie
Ronnie
1 year ago

Move? Voted early this morning it was crowded..I think the people were happy because they were smiling. Today we get to speak with our vote. My prayers are that they are heard and answered..thank you Amac for your open forum, and I hope it is never used against us, we the people. God bless America.

Ron St. Martin
Ron St. Martin
1 year ago

As a Veteran, l swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, against all enemies Foreign and Domestic. Voting in this Election is the 1st step in fulfilling that oath!

Michael J
Michael J
1 year ago

Election integrity should be foremost on everyone who holds voting a sacred duty. The fact that this system isn’t the best there is leaves me to wonder, why not?
Currently credit card encryption is the best example of what our election safeguards should use. Each swipe identifies who, what where and time. There is fraud in all things, however if our voting system used government real id’s, welfare debit, social security or any govt subsistence card each individual who attempted to cheat the system would be rejected and any outside interference would also be challanged. This of course requires infrastructure which our nation is sorely inept. A paper ballot works, if honest oversight is in place and now we’re back to where we started.

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

You don’t Vote. You have nobody to blame except yourself and no whining.

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

Thanks for this article, maybe the election deniers will decide to vote instead of just saying that elections are corrupt & I will not accept results. America has worked for 200-years so why give up at this time. Go vote or do not complain about results on this board.

mark
mark
1 year ago

Im more than proud to say that i voted a straight Republican ballot in GA. I love our REPUBLIC and will fight anyway i can to keep it FREE

Howard
Howard
1 year ago

Several years ago, in a local election, I somehow procrastinated and failed to vote. Believe it or not, one of the local school board elections ended in a tie. My vote would have made a difference in a complicated situation that finally resulted in one candidate conceding to the other.

Roger
Roger
1 year ago

I am proud to say I voted and have voted in every election since I was eligible.

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