NOT A TYPICAL TUESDAY
In addition to being election day, it’s the day after the day of the announcement of the announcement. Huh? In typical Donald Trump fashion standing in front of tens of thousands in Ohio, we all received not exactly what we expected but precisely what we needed. The leader of the Republican party taking center stage while simultaneously recognizing the importance of the moment. It’s the presumption of pretty much everyone that he will run for president for a third time.
When Donald Trump burst onto the political scene in 2015 it was simply inconceivable that could be considered anything other than a joke, a complete joke. There was simply no way the American people were going to buy into the concept that a reality show host was going to lead the free world. Had even his most ardent supporters known just how big of a visionary he was going to be, his impact on the fabric of society would be even greater. What people seem to have never understood about President Trump is that it was never his intention to lead the free world. His intent was to show the world they are enslaved and then lead that world back to freedom. A task reserved for only a few qualified individuals throughout history. Dare I say individuals that when they walk into a room force the very elite to fade into the background. Let us not mistake Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, or Donald Trump, the producer, or Donald Trump, the TV star of a reality show…with Donald Trump the leader.
Community organizers don’t save the Constitutional Republic…legends do.
Do you remember how excited we all were to watch Glenn Youngkin beat Terry McAuliffe for Governor of Virginia? Terry McAuliffe was obviously a child of the demonic system, so watching him being shown the door was an obvious sign of things to come. With the exit of Ralph Northam, the bar was set pretty low because let us not forget this is the guy that, in his extreme compassion, said on a radio show that he thought it was critical that we keep a baby, fresh from the mother’s womb, comfortable just prior to killing it. So short of Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer running for office, Virginia was pretty much guaranteed an upgrade. So, with Northam gone, the choices were either the literal spawn of Mr. and Mrs. Beelzebub or the sweater vest guy that may or may not end up being a RINO but who is at least saying you should make your own choices about your kids’ education and health. Wast that really a hard choice?
Having said all that, I certainly hope and pray that none of us are buying into the flat-out lie that says somehow Glenn Youngkin showed us all the blueprint on how we’re going to win in the midterms without fully embracing Trump. Because that is the narrative being pushed by the media. And when I say the media, I don’t mean MSNBC, CNN, CBS, and the other usual suspects. I mean ALL the media. It was quite obvious to me that the likes of FoxNews was spouting the same narrative just with a different messaging approach that caters to the simpleton. When I say simpleton, I mean it in this sense:
- The conservative simpleton says to him or herself “We need to embrace the good parts of Trump and ignore the bad parts of Trump just like Youngkin did. That’s how we win in 2022.”
- The progressive simpleton says to him or herself “Youngkin distanced himself from Trump, which is why he was so effective in his message. That’s an effective recipe for Republicans, but scary for Democrats.”
Do you see how that is pretty much the exact same message delivered in two distinct ways? A message that has republicans saying hopefully they can win without embracing Trump and Democrats frightened the Republicans can win if they decide to do it without Trump. Holy crap is that ever a trap.
First of all, this idea of a political stage even partially without Trump is catastrophically misplaced. Do we really need to be reminded that without Donald Trump there is no Glenn Youngkin because without Donald Trump we’d be in the 2nd year of the 2nd term of one Hillary Clinton. And what does that mean? It means instead of getting things like CRT, BLM, and Transgender shoved at us by the truckloads we’d be experiencing something very different. We’d be experiencing a much savvier politician (love her or hate her) capable of governing the simpletons in a way that produces a slow boil instead of a pressure cooker produced by a Biden administration. Biden is too stupid to understand the rate at which Americans can consume trash. Hillary was a horrible campaigner, but you’d be a fool to think she’s not an effective politician.
Donald Trump saved us from Hillary Clinton, and we can never forget it.
Second, literally everything Donald Trump has stated ended up being true and the more people that can tie their horses to that wagon the better because sure, they’ll be some rocky roads but once you hit that new frontier the real fun begins. The Bible says that “He who started a good work in you will be faithful to complete it” (Philippians 1:6) and abandoning Trump at this point would be not only dishonorable but about the worst political decision imaginable. Youngkin was never the model because if you can’t win on stage where your opponent supports CRT and school boards turning a blind eye to a transgender raping a girl in a school bathroom, then you’re hopeless.
Can we all stop pretending that with Trump on the sidelines these Republicans will magically find the model to govern conservatively? But much has changed even since the Youngkin victory. Americans are turning to candidates like Kari Lake that doesn’t take no for an answer when it comes to protecting our liberties and our sacred honor. Either candidates get on board, or they become irrelevant very quickly.
Trump just moves these silly little rabbits around the chessboard like the pawns that they are.
For those still holding out hope that the old guard has even a shred of anything to offer us, let us use the great and powerful Lindsey Graham as our case study.
We all remember Lindsey’s classical theater production of “Save The Judge” during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and the accusation brought against him by Kristine Blasey Freakshow or whatever her name is… Anyway, it was obvious acting in an environment where anyone with a functioning brain knew it was no risk whatsoever for Graham to put on that performance because we all knew the accusations were a bunch of lies. But that same man back in January of 2021 suddenly turned his focus on making sure the people he serves get some lead rounds.
….and people like Lindsey Graham are the reason we will NEVER give up our right to bear arms.
VOTING IN AMERICA
Speaking of rights. Today, millions of citizens over the age of 18 are entitled to vote in federal and state elections, but voting was not always a default right for all Americans. One thing to keep in mind is the United States Constitution, as originally written, did not define specifically who could or could not vote but rather it did establish ‘how’ the new country would vote.
Article 1 of the Constitution determined that members of the Senate and House of Representatives would both be elected directly by popular vote. The Electoral College assigns a number of representative votes per state, typically based on the state’s population. This was seen as a balance between the popular vote and using a state’s representatives in Congress to elect a president.
Because the Constitution did not specifically say who could vote, this question was largely left to the states into the 1800s. In most cases, landowning white men were eligible to vote, while white women, black people, and other disadvantaged groups of the time were excluded from voting. This was known as disenfranchisement. Politicians used strategies such as reducing polling locations in predominantly African American or other neighborhoods, or only having polling stations open during business hours, when many disenfranchised populations are working and unable to take time off. Anyone thinking voter suppression as myth is sorely mistaken. All the tactics that are largely not happening today, unfortunately were once successful strategies.
It was not until the 15th Amendment was passed in 1869 that black men were allowed to vote. But even so, many would-be voters faced artificial hurdles like poll taxes, literacy tests, and other measures meant to discourage them from exercising their voting right. This would continue until the 24th Amendment in 1964, which eliminated the poll tax, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which ended Jim Crow laws. Women were denied the right to vote until 1920, when the long efforts of the women’s suffrage movement resulted in the 19th Amendment.
With these amendments removing the previous barriers to voting (particularly sex and race), theoretically American citizens over the age of 21 could vote by the mid 1960s. Later, in 1971, the American voting age was lowered to 18, building on the idea that if a person was old enough to serve their country in the military, they should be allowed to vote.
With these constitutional amendments and legislation like the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the struggle for widespread voting rights evolved from the Founding Fathers’ era to the late 20th century.
Your Vote Really Does Matter
If you ever think that just one vote in a sea of millions cannot make much of a difference, consider some of the closest elections in U.S. history.
In 2000, Al Gore narrowly lost the Electoral College vote to George W. Bush. The election came down to a recount in Florida, where Bush had won the popular vote by such a small margin that it triggered an automatic recount and a Supreme Court case (Bush v. Gore). In the end, Bush won Florida by 0.009 percent of the votes cast in the state, or 537 votes. Had 600 more pro-Gore voters gone to the polls in Florida that November, there may have been an entirely different president from 2000–2008.
While mid-term or presidential elections usually get a significant voter turnout, local elections are typically decided by a much smaller group of voters.
A combined study collected from multiple universities found that fewer than 15 percent of eligible voters were turning out to vote for mayors, council members, and other local offices. Low turnout means that important local issues are determined by a limited group of voters, making a single vote even more statistically meaningful.
What You Can Do
Even if you are not 18, or are not a U.S. citizen, you can still participate in the election process. You may not be able to walk into a voting booth, but there are things you can do to get involved:
- Read up on political issues and figure out where you stand.
- You never know who might be listening. Even if you cannot vote, you can still voice opinions on social media, in your school or local newspaper, or other public forums.
- Your work can help get candidates elected, even if you are not able to vote yourself. If you support a particular candidate, you can work on their campaign by participating in phone banks, doing door-to-door outreach, writing postcards, or volunteering at campaign headquarters.
Many people in countries around the world do not have the same freedoms we have, nor did many Americans in centuries past. No matter what you believe or whom you support, it is important to exercise your rights.
THE VICTORY PARADE
At the end of the day the conclusion is still the same. Donald Trump most certainly has a plan. And while even those that claim to be on this side hesitate to embrace him, that doesn’t change reality. Donald Trump changed America forever and he changed it overwhelmingly for the better. As many of you know, I have said that the way this gets resolved is through good old fashion American traditions like what we will witness on Tuesday. Is fraud going on? Well, of course it is, but the jig is up, and everyone knows it. Republicans will take back the house and the senate in 2022 and if anyone doubts that then you’ll just have to wait and see.
My position has always been that the fight he is planning to win is a hundred times greater than merely winning re-election. He plans to open every eye and every ear to what is taking place all around us at the federal, state, and local levels. Corruption that runs so deep that he knew it would take an army of patriots to be participating in order to overcome it.
As the battle continues to rage, it becomes difficult to see clearly from all the smoke, but that is when it is incumbent upon each and every one of us to choose this day whom we shall serve. Will we serve God? Or will we serve man? Serving God may cost us everything but serving man will cost us eternity, which is a far greater price to pay in the end. I encourage you to serve God because it is only by his grace that we are able to stand up to the snares of the enemy, which are many. There can never be a point where you say enough, because those that have gone before us have died so that we might be willing to do the same for the generations ahead. Leave everything on the field.
America is fighting and we’re winning. But we must fight for the things that matter. We must fight for our heritage, our children, and our children’s children. President Trump, I believe to be an honorable man whose heart is in the right place. I believe I have studied him enough to say that with a high degree of certainty. But his intention was never to be the savior of America or the world. Leaders don’t fight all the battles but rather lead the way so that those they lead might fight as well. It is only natural to fight for the things that actually mean something to you. This is why in the last two years school board meetings across this country are filled with people that are standing up for the most precious commodity they know…their children. Their very bloodline is being threatened by the enemy, and that is simply a line that cannot be crossed.
But we are turning the corner and these dreaded chains of tyranny are being trampled underfoot.
When you drive to your polling location don’t forget the obvious and yet simple factors…
There is so much talk of a red wave and justifiably so. And as providence would have it November 8th is a blood moon which means it will be impossible to avoid the red either in the morning or at night.
But the reality is that this is a red, white, and blue wave. The victory parade is coming, so please tell me you will make your voice heard. Today is the day.
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
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