Decisions have consequences – whether good or bad. Some consequences occur instantly, while others take years to come to full fruition. Regardless of the final outcome, it would seem essential that every decision come with a pre-conceived notion of how it will ultimately affect us, our loved ones and the world as a whole. Not every choice made has earth-shattering implications, but shouldn’t we be able to comprehend when a decision carries immense importance for the rest of our lives, our families, our money, our food, our jobs, our health, our freedoms? Is it possible that one of the most significant decisions of our lives could so often come with such little preparation, inquiry and understanding?
Elections have consequences – whether good or bad. They decide all the aforementioned fragments of our lives, with countless others affected as well. There is no way around it – a vote is not just a vote. Your vote says “I am for this, this, this and this.” Your vote says “I am NOT for this, this, this and this.” Your vote says “this is what I want the future to look like for me and my family.” Who you vote for represents your present, your impending future and determines what it will look like five, ten, twenty years down the road. These are significant chunks of our lives. Wouldn’t it make sense that we know WHAT and WHO we are actually voting for before the fact?
As customary as it is to believe the American dynasty is exempt from collapse, one need only look to the history books, where every shining example of global power has come crashing down as quickly as it was constructed. The Ottoman, Persian, Byzantine and British empires were monumental powers at their peaks, spanning centuries of control, where ideas and cultures spread like wildfire throughout their lands. The Roman Empire, considered by many to be the greatest of all history, lasted over 2,000 years due to its mighty military and an economic and administrative stability never seen before. All came and went. As they declined, everything that made them powerful and successful began to wane. Their defenses weakened, their economies deteriorated and their leaders failed. The moral of the story is: no empire is guaranteed immortality.
With that theme comes another. In all powerful nations, there comes a time where leadership is given, or taken by force, to individuals whose ambitions and ideas run contrary to those of the nation. Many times those aspirations are hidden from sight until that power is granted, surprising those who somehow thought things would turn out differently. America is not exempt from these events.
To fully understand what is truly going on in our nation requires that you accept the following premise:
In America, it is possible for an individual(s) with intentions that run contrary to our nation’s morals, ideals and founding principles to come into power and enact those intentions against the will of the people.
DECISIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.
A VOTE IS NOT JUST A VOTE.
We are now 57 days away from the most important election of our lifetimes. This is not a decision based on who we like as a person or on minor details that barely scratch the surface of our everyday lives. This is about which America you want. This is about your future. Not just the next four years, but through the end of your life and the lives of your children and grandchildren. Do we still want to be that “Shining City on a Hill”, a beacon of freedom and prosperity for the world? The American Dream is only 236 years old. Is that enough time?
The time is now to become educated on all the issues. Take pride in your vote, knowing that you are fully-prepared for November 6. Over the coming days and weeks, we will explore all the essential topics you need to know for the coming election and beyond. There will be no personal attacks, no frivolous accusations and no emotionally-driven conclusions. This will be about facts, striving to uncover as much untapped information as possible which, in turn, will lead to preparedness at the ballot box. This will be a journey to explore if what you think you know and believe is truly in reality or just a figment of your imagination.