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America's Choice: Constitutional Republic or Democrat-Socialism?

"Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants." (Benjamin Franklin)  

     

Voter Resources

Elections have consequences 

Socialism is when the government takes our money.

"Democrat Socialism" is when serfs vote for candidates who will take our money.

 The importance one places on voting reflects the level of importance one places on their own children and future generations in the opportunity to enjoy the liberty, freedom and the American Way of Life. For each candidate and/or platform policy issue, is the person or issue adhering or undermining the Constitution?

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." --Plato

 Contents: Upfront, Civic Duty, Voting Resources

Related: Electoral college vs. National Popular Vote

              

 

Upfront

"If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav'd. This will be their great Security." --Samuel Adams

Or vote Democrat to undermine the Constitutional Republic for which it has stood for liberty and freedom guided by the Biblical virtue moral precepts America was established and not the prescribed Marxist "[im]moral compass." Vote Democrat to ensure your wealth diminishes under environmental tyranny. Vote Democrat for your kids future delusional serfdom…

What factors determine who and what we vote for? If we are vigilant and not complacent or apathetic, will we consider our children and future generations first and foremost in our ballot choices? Is our personal foundation based on Biblical moral virtue, or have we been seduced with envy and the "progressive" immoral "compass?"  Do we want our future generations continue as "We the people" or as serfs? Will we vote to preserve the Republic for which it stands, or to "fundamentally transform America" into a tyrannical Democrat-Socialist/Marxist state of government mandates that undermine freedom and liberty, and justice for all?

Will we vote like the Athenians or as Americans? "In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life and they lost it all - security, comfort and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society, but for society to give to them; when the freedom they wished for most was the freedom from responsibility, then the Athenians ceased to be free." ~ Edward Gibbons

"Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you He does see it – and He will bless or curse this nation according to the course they [Christians] take [in politics]." --Charles Finney

We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. --Thomas Jefferson, third US president, architect and author (1743-1826)

"A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." --Theodore Roosevelt

A voter once said to Teddy Roosevelt: 'I am a Democrat, my father was a Democrat, my grandfather was a Democrat.' Roosevelt then said: 'Then if your father had been a horse thief and your grandfather had been a horse thief, you would be a horse thief?'" 

The government you get is the government you vote for. If you don't vote you lose permission to complain. If you want your vote to mean something - if you want to become a working member of a movement to change your government - read, think and vote. Get rid of those who violate sound principles; vote for those who will reflect sound values. --The Salem News Saturday, September 16, 2006 Election '06: Learn and think about what candidates for office are saying By Robert Kelly (This and more at: https://www.cltg.org/cltg/clt2006/06-10-07.htm) 

When we vote, we vote for the principles and policies of that candidate's platform. If we only voted according for a candidate's morality, or lack thereof, we would never vote for anyone, including our own self. Jesus is not running for political office. Therefore, since the only One Who is perfect is not running, than someone who is imperfect or flawed must be.  

Noah Webster wrote in his History of the United States, 1832: "When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers 'just men who will rule in the fear of God'... If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made not for the public good so much as for the selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded. If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws."

Freedom or Totalitarianism — Which Will ‘We the People’ Choose?  - By Oliver L. North and David L. Goetsch - The battle for the heart and soul of our country will be won or lost at the ballot box... In our book “We Didn’t Fight for Socialism,” we warn of America coming to a fork in the road where one path leads to a revival of our Founding Fathers’ vision of freedom, liberty and self-government; the other to total government control of all aspects of our lives. We’ve arrived. Which direction will we take? After the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” Franklin purportedly responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Can we keep it? ...Unless patriotic Americans turn out to vote, Marxists will win, and America’s experiment will be cast into history’s ash heap. The battle for the heart and soul of our country will be won or lost at the ballot box...  

Voting is a civic duty!

  


"I never vote" "My vote doesn't matter" "I hate politics" "They're all the same so why bother"
Will YOUR descendants enjoy what you have enjoyed?

  

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

"[I]f the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted." --Noah Webster

"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." Samuel Adams

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953

 

Lyn Nofziger - "The reason this country continues its drift toward socialism and big nanny government is because too many people vote in the expectation of getting something for nothing, not because they have a concern for what is good for the country... If children were forced to learn about the Constitution, about how government works, about how this nation came into being, about taxes and about how government forever threatens the cause of liberty perhaps we wouldn't see so many foolish ideas coming out of the mouths of silly old men."
 
James Madison - "Is there no virtue among us?  If there be not, we are in a wretched situation.  No theoretical checks-no form of government can render us secure.  To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea, if there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men. So that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them."
 
Calvin Coolidge - If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed which is not their government... The whole system of American Government rests on the ballot box. Unless citizens perform their duties there, such a system of government is doomed to failure.
 
Samuel Adams - “Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least  - that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”
 
John Adams - "Statesmen my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. ... The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now, They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty."

Resources

  • The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 make clear its "Findings and Purposes." First to enhance the "participation ...in elections" to "increase the number of eligible citizens who register to vote." Second, to "protect the integrity of the electoral process." ensuring "that accurate and current voter rolls are maintained."
  • College Voter Prep Guide - Tips for Registering & Voting on Campus
  • Navigating the Election Process for Students & First Time Voters - A Beginners Guide to Election Rights, Rules and Regulations
  • VoteBiblical.com - “How to Vote Biblical” - Join the thousands who have watched and shared these free videos, audio and ebook content. Most important, pray for God to intercede with our nation and move us to vote ‘biblically’ in this upcoming election.
  • True the Vote - As the nation’s largest nonpartisan, voters’ rights and election integrity organization, True the Vote exists to inspire and equip volunteers for involvement at every stage of America’s electoral process. We provide training, technology, and support to fellow citizens so that they can ensure election integrity in their own communities. 
  • Open Secrets - Campaign Contributions: Who's Contributing how much to whom
  • Ballotpedia is a free, collaborative, online encyclopedia about state politics, particularly including state elections, governors, state legislators, ballot measures. Ballotpedia's staff and volunteers particularly focus on the so-called "down-ballot" candidates and ballot measures that typically receive less attention. Ballotpedia is a wiki, which means anyone can improve it.