We are in a culture war - a soft war that will determine our country’s future. Our forefathers fought and died for precious freedoms that we take for granted. Those freedoms are under attack, as are values we have long cherished. It seems like every four years someone says this is the most important election of our lifetimes. I am beginning to think that is true every four years, because the country as we know it is at risk every four years from those would turn America into a socialist nation. I learned a new term the other day - the ‘ratchet effect’ - meaning government never loosens any restrictions, but just tightens them further.
If you have not yet requested an absentee ballot, stop everything, right now, and do so. Go here now. As of now we are satisfied that (in North Carolina at least) absentee ballots can be counted fairly. If you later decide to vote in person, you do not have to vote your absentee ballot, but now you must have a backup plan. Ballots will start to be mailed on September 4.
- If you believe not being offended is more important than Freedom of Speech, then don’t vote.
- If you don’t like guns and therefore believe no one else should have them, then don’t vote.
- If you want your taxes to go up, then don’t vote.
- If you want more activist judges who ignore the Constitution, then don’t vote.
- If you want to see China gain increased power in the world, then don’t vote.
- If you want to defund the police and see more violence in our cities, then don’t vote.
- If you believe ‘fairness’ is more important than freedom, then don’t vote.
- If you believe ‘equal outcome’ is more important than ‘equal opportunity’, then don’t vote.
- If you want your children and grandchildren to grow up in a socialist nation, then don’t vote.
If you want to save our country - then VOTE. If you are not registered to vote, stop everything, right now, and do so. Go here and register. If you have not yet requested an absentee ballot, stop everything, right now, and do so. Go here and request an absentee ballot. If you later decide to vote in person, you do not have to vote absentee, but now you have a backup plan. Ballots will start to be mailed on September 4.
In just 100 days we will elect a President, Congress, Governor, Council of State, Supreme Court justices, legislators, county commissioners, and school board members.
If you are not registered to vote, stop everything, right now, and do so. Go here and register.
If you have not yet requested an absentee ballot, stop everything, right now, and do so. Go here now. If you later decide to vote in person, you do not have to vote absentee, but now you have a backup plan. Ballots will start to be mailed on September 4.
Here is a video that explains the importance of re-electing President Trump, and says it much more eloquently thank I can in an email.
Do you think that the left is not planning an entirely different country should they win? Read this; it lists the demands of leftist organizations: release all criminals, defund the police, pay everyone for doing nothing, raise taxes, support radical social agendas. And then look at the list, towards the bottom of this document, of those organizations supporting this agenda. You may belong to some of those organizations. Do you want to reconsider your support for them?
If you have not yet decided that the socialists are coming for you, now is the time to educate yourself on the left's agenda, and to educate yourself on the conservative candidates. Here is a link to all the candidates, with photos, backgrounds, and their websites.
If you want to save our country - VOTE. If you have time or the means, consider contributing to a candidate, writing a letter to the editor, posting on Facebook, talking to your neighbors. Donate money to candidates or to the Republican Party if you can. Chatham County Republicans, all volunteers ourselves, can use your help in making phone calls, knocking on doors, handing out literature, staffing the polling places, working in the headquarters, and many more activities. You can sign up here.
If not you, then who? If not now, then when. We need to be brave in the face of an existential threat to the nation our founders envisioned.
And finally, for some encouraging words, watch this video from President Trump.
Happy Independence Day 2020!
I recently drove from North Carolina to Kansas on family business. Along the drive there were a lot of signs about the upcoming presidential election - and, except for one Biden bumper sticker beneath a Hillary bumper sticker on an old Volvo, the enthusiasm was all for re-electing President Trump. I guess that shows the national news networks may have it wrong on who is leading in the hearts of the electorate. It was also great to see all the American flags along Highway 64 (unfortunately only once you get out of Chatham County).
We observed some people wearing masks, but a lot more not wearing masks. In the Kansas county we visited almost no one was scared of the coronavirus, AND there have been zero cases of COVID-19.
Businesses are hurting because of shutdowns. My favorite Steak-n-Shake along the highway in St. Louis is closed permanently, and grass is growing in the sidewalk. Stores may never reopen. Hotels along the way seemed to be staying open but with much less business. Take-out fast food seems to be the rule, although the only restaurant in the town we visited was doing a booming sit-down business.
I think if you are concerned about the coronavirus for whatever reason, then stay home and try to stay safe. There is no absolute safety in life, though. Otherwise, take prudent precautions and lets get the country back in business.
Opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the Chatham County Republican Party official position.