I was talking to JB the other day and he asked me to write an article on the importance of voting. It was on his mind because he just finished a similar post at North Texas Reporter.
His article encourages candidates to get people to commit to voting as if they were post office workers delivering mail. He spoke on how the weather can affect turnout which is why he thinks early voting is the best solution.
Now JB and I do not agree on everything, and I hesitate to vote early for a couple of reasons.
What JB and I both agree on is this, every eligible voter should be informed and should vote in EVERY election. Will it ever happen? Probably not.
This is the real world, things come up, life happens, and some people just don’t care but it is a nice goal.
THIS year in THIS primary, it is not enough that you just vote. You need to get as many people as you can to the polls.
Across the planet we are seeing government overreach, riots and a tyrannical reaction to even the most peaceful of protests.
When a peaceful replacement of petty tyrants happens, it serves as a warning to would-be tyrants of the future.
When we vote out the people that exceeded their authority it might very well prevent further problems such as protests and riots.
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Our state and this nation will not look the same in ten years if we sit home and do nothing.
We will sink further into mandates, lockdowns and tyranny. Or we will regain the freedoms we have lost in the last couple of years and reclaim many that have already been lost in the last 50 years.
It is up to you. This time around it is not up to how or if YOU vote though.
It is up to how many others you get to the polls.
Unplug the TV, computer or game console and get your voting aged kids, spouse or parents to those polls.
Make a plan with your friends to go vote as a group and then go do something else afterwards, like greet voters at polling stations. Additional ideas can be found in my book.
This year, this primary might be the most important election ever.
People that ignore the constitution, exceed their authority and keep doing it for two years instead of two weeks are not people you need in office, or any office.
We the people need to send a clear message that we will not only vote but vote in huge numbers to fire our public SERVANTS that are acting like our masters.
We need to do this while we still can, before even voting is declared “non-essential” or simply ignored like our constitution.
Get your five to the Primary Elections and God bless Texas.
Robert West, The Five Star Plan