It’s now official – fall is here. We continue to creep closer and closer to election day, which also means our time to educate and sway friends, family members and anyone we can get our hands on is quickly waning. I challenge each one of you to reach out to at least one person who may lack the information and help get them to the polls. Know someone who believes Obama has been a failure as President, but is unsure whether to even vote at all? Show them why their vote is essential. Show them what is at stake if we continue at this rate for another four years. A vote against the incumbent is a vote to get us off this failing path. We have the facts to back it up. Spread the word!
Take some time this weekend to ponder the quotes below. All of them can be linked to the state of our nation today. Our Founding Fathers, and many other individuals since, have seen the possibility for the decay of democracy. That decay has begun in this nation. Many of them had the “advantage” of experiencing firsthand what oppressive government really is. Do we have to experience oppression before we truly appreciate the America we’ve known for so long?
Let’s not wait to find out.
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Author Unknown
“That government is best which governs least.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Every step we take towards making the State the Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson
“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” – Patrick Henry
“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” – John Adams
“I place the economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers.” – Thomas Jefferson
“The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.” – Thomas Jefferson
“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” – Abraham Lincoln
“The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.” – George Washington
“How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.” – Adolf Hitler