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Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023
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by Dr. Sebastian Gorka
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How would you react if your wife walks into the bedroom at 10 at night and says: “Err, I have a BIG favor to ask you!”? 

The wise man says, “Whatever you need, darling!” You don’t have to be Aristotle to know: Happy Wife, Happy Life.

Was I needed to clear a bunged gutter before bedtime? Was a hornet’s nest in need of urgent neutralization? Hardly. 

My wife is the Chief Election Officer for our district in the Commonwealth of Virginia. At the same time, she recently volunteered for the local GOP to mobilize as many voters as possible in the off-cycle election by organizing door-knockers targeting hundreds of homes in our county. 

As such, she had a very prosaic request: “We don’t have enough volunteers for tomorrow morning’s election and while I’m inside the polling station running things, we need someone to greet voters outside and hand out sample ballots. Will you do it?” Answering that request was not hard. “That’s it? Sure!” 

Look, I’ll openly admit, I am not a morning person. I’m a night owl. I’m usually awake till the wee hours, long after my bride is deep asleep. Then she’s up before the sun and I see her at a more reasonable hour over my morning cup of industrial-strength British Typhoo Tea and her second cup of Java Joe. Nevertheless, this was an easy call. Well, kind of. 

You see, I’m a bit of a misanthrope. Or at least I like to think I am! One of my favorite slogans is: “Most people are overrated,” and I’m so grateful that whilst I’ve had jobs as a furniture remover and security guard, I never really worked in the service industry. Because I know I probably would have socked someone after an idiot patron just pushed my patience too far. But I survived my morning working the polls. And after my hours outside the school greeting total strangers, I can now say: “Good morning! Do you need a sample ballot!” and even do it with a smile. And it was quite the experience. 

From the lovely older woman you parked at the main entrance for her handicapped husband to vote curbside, who suddenly saw me, jumped out of her minivan and ran to say hi because she recognized me from television and insisted on giving me a big hug. (Thank you Betty!) 

To observing the drone-like Democrat voters troop in to vote in clusters. The worst of them? The family who brought their young daughter, maybe 8 years old, who they’d dressed in a T-Shirt portraying Ruth Bader Ginsberg. I think Antonin Scalia was one of our greatest jurists – and patriot – but to parade my young son or daughter in a T-shirt with his visage? They really are a cult. And that mindless groupthink is why I did what I did this morning. And it’s why Katie does what she does. Because it’s OUR Republic. 

How did the radicals steal our country? Those who believe 900,000 abortions a year are not enough? Those who think borders are “bad,” or that men should be allowed to compete athletically against women and use their changing rooms? How did such radicals win? Because they took Tip O’Neil’s slogan “All politics is LOCAL” seriously. And we did nothing.

Yes it’s cool to work in the White House, trust me, or to be a Senator or Congressman, but America is really built upon our local communities. Just read the greatest book on the USA, de Tocqueville’s On Democracy. The real power is in the hands of the local District Attorney or the local schoolboards. The radicals took those from us and we just lurched for the snooze button. 

We have a year until the next election. This time it truly will be the most important one in your lifetime. And in the life of our Republic. If you think just voting and making a donation will save America, you just don’t understand. 

If you love America and want to save it, run for local office, volunteer, become an election official, a poll worker. 

Just do SOMETHING. 

Before they’ll be nothing left to save 

Sebastian Gorka, Ph.D. is host of SALEM Radio’s AMERICA First and The Gorka Reality Check on NEWSMAX TV. A former Strategist to President Donald Trump, he is a member of the National Security Education Board of the Pentagon. His latest book is The War for America’s Soul. Follow him on his SubStack page and website.

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Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
8 months ago

Good article Dr.Gorka, all the incentive that should be needed to get involved politically is for people to realize this Nation has been invaded by a criminal gang element that are despicable,dishonorable enemies of freedom, who are involved with illegal drug trafficking, and human trafficking and are putting the National security system in jeopardy. I am referring to the war on the United States – Mexico border that is a very strange situation in many ways , could require sheets of paper describing all the history of the situation, the causes, the reasons for it ,that would stretch from the U.S. – Mexico border to the Moon – and maybe back ! So, enough said about it and if people want to ignore having a criminal element loose in this society , then they need to think about principles like Honor, Honesty,Integrity, Courage, Loyalty and they need to value the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution ,especially the Bill of Rights, and develop knowledge about what led to the American Revolution in the 1700’s , and have an appreciation of the value of Liberty. In other words a high level of intelligence should be developed , along with courage and being resourceful – those things will help to keep the Country a place where the ideals of Faith, Family and Freedom will flourish and bring an Honorable sense of purpose to being an American citizen. With respect for Truth and Liberty.

Lieutenant Beale
Lieutenant Beale
8 months ago

Wise words señor.
The Leftisits are already getting ticked off as more common sense conservative folks are running and getting elected to local school boards.
I just hope it’s not too little too late.

Linda
Linda
8 months ago

Thanks very much..Fellow PATRIOTS CALL your SENATORS and get them on board to pass SENATE BILL S.24(S.25) It’s a pathway to finally building the wall to protect America, for free..SENATOR TED CRUZ introduced the bill and needs our help to get our SENATORS to pass it..Now that EL CHAPO is serving life in a US PRISON..LET’S PASS The EL CHAPO ACT..$14 Billion to secure border..Many Thanks PATRIOTS..????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Rik
Rik
8 months ago

You can always identify the Democrats, they’re the ones still STILL wearing those cloth face masks! No Common Sense! Because it you can breathe air through it it’s just Common Sense that you can also breathe in ANY flu-like particles also. I guess it just could be living out a fantasy of being a “crook” because crooks ALWAYS wore masks to hide their identities!

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO!

Tony
Tony
8 months ago

It was great spending time with you yesterday working the polls. I may need to change from my android, that picture is significantly better than ones I usually take.

Rik
Rik
8 months ago

No Jackass, it’s you displaying your stupidity again! AARP is calling you!

Helena, Montana / November 3, 2020: Woman election official directing voter where to park and vote, man in vehicle holding ballot, voting from car outside polling station, poll worker
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