“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned;

if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity;

but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

Ezekiel 33:6

"A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring."

Proverbs 25:26

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An Inspirational Election Day Kick in the Pants

Know it or not, each and every American has a duty and responsibility, in return for the freedom they have taken for granted over the years. Having freedom doesn't mean that you can simply wake up every day and do whatever you want. For too long, we have benefited from the fruits of American prosperity and liberty, without caring for the tree.  That has a time limit, and our tree of liberty is drying up.  Here is the problem: We do not have the opportunity of discovering and establishing freedom, as our founders did, in another land across the ocean.  America is the last frontier of hope for liberty in this world.  We have lost sight of our founding principles and firm reliance on God, this is what made America great.  Our elected is merely a reflection of who we are!  Any country's citizens can concern themselves with only their own lives.  This lends itself to an overbearing state with no power checks.  However, America is not like every other country, or at least it wasn't.  Nowhere else on the face of this planet, throughout history, has a country been as free as America.  However, there is nothing "magic" about America.  Just as any country she must be governed.  However, The American System of Government means that "We the People" rule, and we do that by remaining engaged and keeping our elected accountable to our founding principles. Only through our sustained and continued engagement into their representation of us, can we preserve American freedom.  We must do this, so that we and our children may preserve the right to life, liberty, and the opportunity to pursue happiness.  We must INSPECT what we EXPECT.  That is the price we must pay for our freedom.  If we don't, we will be at the mercy of flawed men with limitless power!  
Because we can send faxes, letters, emails, make phone calls, and scream at rallies all we want, but it means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, if we don't actually vote!  The ONLY time our voice is truly heard and responded to is when we vote!  People always say that you aren't "allowed" to whine after the election about our elected, if you haven't voted, but this includes those who whine before the election as well!  For too long, we have taken too lightly, our true civic duty!


This is NOT the END, it is only the BEGINNING, because...

"The price of Liberty, is eternal vigilance."
~ Thomas Jefferson

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is
for good men to do nothing." 
~ Edmund Burke

"Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote."
~ George Jean Nathan

"A nation that forgets its past is doomed to repeat it." 
~ Winston Churchill

"A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a election."
~ Bill Vaughan

"I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work.  
Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it!"
~ Alexander Woollcott

"People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people.  However, that is not true.  Decisions are made by a majority of 
those who make themselves 
heard and who vote - 
which is a very different thing."
~ Walter H. Judd

"If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any 
inducement to go to heaven."
~ Will Rogers

"Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, 
wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every 
political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians."
~ Charles Krauthammer

"A politician thinks of the next election; 
a statesman thinks of the next generation."  
~ James Freeman Clarke

"American youth attributes much more importance to 
arriving at driver's-license age than at voting age."
 ~ Marshall McLuhan

"Democracy gives every man 
the right to be his own oppressor."
~ James Russell Lowell

"Democracy gives every man 
the right to be his own oppressor."
~ James Russell Lowell

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary.  If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."
~ James Madison

"I believe there are more instances of abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation."
~ James Madison

"How fortunate for governments, that the people they govern, don't think."
Adolf Hitler




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