November 2 isn’t far, have you voted? Are you going to vote? Yesterday I told you in POLITICAL PROPAGANDA how to spot the deceit, today I will tell you why I think you should vote.
Democracy works when the people are paying attention. We have a primary system, which you can get in with enough signatures, and enough money in the bank. Good or bad, money is needed so people know who you are. The Primary vote is like going to HR. Winning that you move on, to the General election(moving on to meeting the boss) then you raise money and go meet the people. Depends on the methods used, grassroots and honest and principled discussion with the voters(not pandering). You tell them what your principles are and what you want to do, but that is entirely dependent on what the majority of the voters think and of they say no to something you agree with, you vote no, or resign. After all, they are Represenatives, not leaders. The go-between the people and the president. The President or Governors runs on an agenda, like a CEO or any other leader. The congress is supposed to be the VOICE of their district, not their party.
“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.” Thomas Paine
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” James Madison
“Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life.” Elmer Davis
“Our country was founded on a distrust of government. Our founding fathers gave power to the people to keep an eye on government. So when politicians say, Trust me, they’re actually being very un-American.” David Duchovny
“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” Unknown
We get the Government we deserve, not being involved means apathy to the chains your bound by. Life is cyclical so freedom devolves into slavery. So remain vigilant. Involved. Questioning, believing nothing until verified.