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.