- Politics and Social Issues
Should Everyone Vote
In answer to the question should everybody vote I have made my reply. The kind of people I want to vote are those who will say to themselves,"Does a topic make sense or does it play to my emotions? I want people who vote to know that bond measures are city and state governments borrowing money. I want people who vote to know the Republicans party was the party of Fredrick Douglas and Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights. Democrats used to be the respectable politicians. I want them to know it was about the time of Franklin D Roosevelt all that began to shift.
I want people who vote to know what is in the constitution and not what the people in the news pass for the constitution. Look for original writings of the founders instead of what a reporter says.about what the founders said.
I want people who vote to know that until 1913 the US Constitution forbid the federal government from levying income tax. I want people to know the mantra promoting this heinous change to our constitution was, "Taxation of the rich". Well I am not rich and I pay half my income in one form of tax or another each year. Look at your pay stub and all the other bills like your utilities and phone bills, notice the government has placed fees, aka taxes, above and beyond your income tax. Oh, don't forget sales and property taxes. How frequently have you voted to let the government raise taxes for a good cause, like education, then grumbled when your property tax increased. How come school suffer when you are still paying those property taxes. Did the money not really go to education?
Who holds the government accountable for the money they spend. Nobody!
I want people who vote to ask questions like
- Isn't there something the government can cut besides education, police, fire, the military, and social security?
- How come government keeps making more laws without enforcing the laws we already have? .
- Why do you believe, what you believe, about what you hear on the news?
Last Thirteen Presidents
People who vote should know who are the Democrats and who are the Republican
- Barack H. Obama (D) Two terms
- George W. Bush (R) Two terms
- Bill Clinton (D) Two terms
- George H. W. Bush (R) One term
- Ronald Reagan (R) Two terms
- Jimmy Carter (D) One term
- Gerald Ford(R) Part of one term The only president to never be elected.
- Richard Nixon (R) One and part one term
- Lyndon Johnson (D) Part of Kenndys term and one of his own
- John F. Kennedy (D) Part of one term
- Dwight Eisenhower (R) Two terms
- Harry Truman (D). The remainder of Roosevelt's third term and one of his own
- Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) Two terms and part of a third term
* Source material ASK.com
These men for the most part became wealthy because of their hard work.
These are the men who have governed our nation for the last 80 years.
- Franklin D Roosevelt was wealthy
- Harry Trueman lived on a military income ($100) a month after his presidency. Received about $600,000 for the rights to his biography.
- Dwight Eisenhower lived on a military income.
- John F Kennedy was wealthy
- Lyndon Johnson was wealthy,
- Richard Nixon was wealthy.
- Gerald Ford was wealthy.
- Jimmy Carter was wealthy
- George W H Bush is wealthy
- Bill Clinton is wealthy
- George W. Bush is wealthy
- Barak Obama is wealthy
Do you know anything about your congressmen and women? You should. What do you know about the bills you are being asked to vote for? Do you get your information completely from the radio and television? The internet is a good place to get information. Frequently we all get into a rut of only reading from one source. I have tried not to be biased, I just want voters to be informed. Vote with you mind not your emotions. If you see a puppy or small child in a campaign advertisement what is the ad aimed at? Ask questions. Call your congressmen and women. If you don't have time to do it now. Will you have time when the Internal Revenue Service takes your entire life saving on the off chance you didn't pay your taxes. The IRS assumes you are guilty until proven innocent. They don't have to have a court order to take your money, ransack your house or delve unto your personal life.
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Need information? The Heritage Foundation since 1973 has been a think tank that gives information on what is happening in our government. I like Britebart.com , but read the Huffington Post and various news papers as well. When your voters guide comes read it with trepidation. I was intrigued with the introduction from the last voters guide sent out by the state of California. They apparently don't check the information,individuals submit, for accuracy. Much of the booklet is opinion. Please be alert and shift through your voting materials carefully.
Identification Required To Vote?
If identification is required to cash a check, go to the doctor, get a library card, get stopped by a policeman, buy alcohol, board an airplane, or get on welfare how inconvenient is it to produce identification when voting.
I really do want people to vote. In the 40 years that I have been eligible to vote I have never missed an election. It took almost an act of congress to get a ballot when we were stationed overseas, but it happened.
You may not think only one vote matters, but as the saying goes:
For the want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For the want of the horse the solider was lost
For the want of the solider the war was lost.
You are important! You can think!
Please be someone who goes deeper than the issue you are voting on. Look at the reason for a bond measure or initiative being on the ballot. Emotions lie. Try to vote because you understand the purpose your vote will accomplish. Try not to be fearful and vote on something just because you are nearing retirement, or you have school loans, or you know someone who had an abortion or is gay, or you have children in school,or you have a child who needs a loan for college. Please look at the big picture.
If you put band-aids on a head wound you won't stop the bleeding even though it feels like you are doing something productive. Think about this, if you vote band-aids (school bonds) for school districts that are not managing money well or are so encumbered by government mandates they can't teach reading or math do you help the students? If you vote your opinion on taxes to prevent global will the money go to that purpose? If you raise the ...you get the idea. Every item, or person who's name is on a ballot has a purpose for being there. Know the purpose behind the measure. Vote considering how seldom agencies that are created are ever abolished regardless of their efficiency.
There is another election coming somewhere hopefully you are prepared to look for the ideas behind the people and bills on your ballot.
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