In a few weeks we as a community and nation have the opportunity to vote for the man or woman we think is most qualified to fill political offices at city, county, state and national levels. This privilege was initially begun by 56 men who said no to tyranny and yes to freedom. From that brave stand against the largest naval and military force in the world, our Declaration of Independence and Constitution were painstakingly written to ensure that future generations would not have to live in tyranny.
Additionally, each state has its own state constitution to ensure lawlessness is kept in check and protected by the 10th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. What foresight by the Founding Fathers of this nation!
It is past time to reacquaint ourselves with these documents, know and understand the law that was given to us at the national and state levels and vote for men and women who will swear by God to uphold such laws.
We hear mud-slinging, promises to pass more laws and other rhetoric that is political babble to get elected. We are bankrupt at every level of government. We have bureaucrats instead of statesmen passing myriads of laws! Conviction, character, principle, honest motivation and dedication to restoring our broken nation are what is needed in each office at every level, not “good intentions.”
Every generation we have men and women who have volunteered to serve in our military, police and sheriff professions to protect our nation and preserve peace. Their sacrifices deserve, at the very least, that we educate ourselves about the people running for office and get out and vote! We have the privilege to choose who will govern us.
John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
There are many people running for the different offices and it is our responsibility to make an informed decision on. The Payson Tea Party has provided an opportunity for all citizens to hear and meet the candidates every week.
Freedom requires diligence and perseverance. May we meet the challenge and responsibility this election by casting our ballots intelligently. Our nation is hanging on a precipice. Restore the Republic for which it stands. Let freedom ring again. Say no to complacency, apathy and bondage. Yes to responsibility, courage and liberty.
Alexander Tyler once said, “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.”