I believe we are living in a very unique time in history. Yes, I believe every point in history has its unique purpose, but I believe that there are certain times that stand out more than others.
A great example of a time in our history that stands out more than other times is the years leading up to the Civil War and the actual war itself. Events happened in those years that truly define much of who we are as a nation. Many lives were lost, much blood was shed and many tears were cried, but the painfulness of the events of the time is not without a reason.
While it is completely different circumstances, I believe current times are going to be just as defining. While many have predicted that we very well may end up in another Civil War, it is my fervent prayer that this does not happen. I hope and pray we are able to get our country back on the road to recovery without a war between our fellow citizens.
Our nation is a unique situation among other countries in the way our government is established. The idea is that if we are not happy with the way things are going in our government we simply vote out those that are not listening to the voice of We The People. Unfortunately, there are several contributing factors that are threatening this process.
We have heard countless situations of what I consider “questionable” results. Whether it is reports of electronic voting booth fraud or dead people voting it is obvious that we must be vigilant to ensure the voting process is not corrupted. Unfortunately, I believe it may be too late in some cases.
Then there is the issue of the political parties. The Democrats and Republicans have become nothing more than opposite sides of the same coin. Its politics as usual, no matter what party is in control. This beautiful nation has been sold out from under us- the citizens of America- at the hands of the Democrat and Republican leaders who have been elected to office to represent We The People- not the special interest of the month!
Because of the same ole politics as usual game, many people are challenging the typical two-party system of Republican and Democrats. Hence, the Tea Party.
I believe the upcoming 2012 election is going to be one of the most defining moments in the history of America. If the Republicans and Independent/Tea Party leaders who were elected to office in this past elected start compromising the values of Conservative Americans they are going to find that there is a force to be reckoned with in the Tea Party. We The People have had enough of being told one thing during campaign speeches and then seeing a completely different scene play out before us when these candidates are elected to represent us!
There was a time in recent history that many people would not have voted for a third party candidate because they felt their vote would be wasted, thus splitting the votes for the Republican or Democrat they would have voted for as an alternative.
I believe we are living in much different times, now. I believe we have reached a point in time that requires we forget about strategy. We must vote our convictions and let the vote’s fall where they may. Voting by strategy instead of convictions of our heart and principles is the reason we are at the point we are at. We have to stand up for what we believe in. Even if we do not win, we have to face ourselves in the mirror.
I do not like being in the position to have to vote for “the lesser of two evils”. I am absolutely done with that! In the 2008 Presidential election I was very seriously considering not voting. This goes against absolutely everything I stand for and believe in! However, God had begun to deal with me on compromising my beliefs and principles.
When John McCain announced that Sarah Palin was his Vice-Presidential candidate I got excited! Though she was in politics, she was not the typical politician. She went up against her own party to get rid of the unethical things going on. So, yes, I did vote in the 2008 election. I had to pull the lever for John McCain, but I was not voting for him. In reality, I was voting for Sarah Palin. She was the only reason I could votes with peace in my heart and not feel like I had compromised my values and principles.
Of course they lost, and we have President Barack Obama.
My prayer is that the Republican Party will wise up. But they have sold out the American people that they supposedly represent. I had high hopes when several Tea Party candidates were elected in the 2010 elections. I am still hopeful that they will prove strong and solid in their values and principles, but unfortunately, history has not given me much to hope in.
In reality, I am more disgusted with the Republican Party than I am with the Democratic Party. With the Democratic Party, they do not claim to be Conservative. They are up-front with who they are and what they stand for, on some level (don’t get me wrong, I am not at all saying that I trust them!). But the Republican Party claims to stand for Conservative Values, but they vote and live their lives in a totally different way. This is hypocritical!
And then there is the Tea Party movement. While the main stream media and the White House and other Democrats downplay the movement, there is a fire storm brewing in this nation. We are tired of corrupt politicians- on both sides of the fence. We The People are tired of having to vote for “the lesser of two evils”!
Each day that passes We The People are growing more and more weary. Some who were elected say they have heard our voice. Others have discounted us. And yet, others mock us.
Make no mistake- we WILL NOT be silenced!
Caught ya! You’re up late writing, too! Great article! Great graphic!
I’m with you on the 2008 election because that’s what I did was voted for the lesser of two evils. Hopefully, this time around we will have someone decent running. We desperately need card checks too. It’s a proven fact that these elections are corrupt. If you don’t have a drivers liscense they could issue you another type of card.