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30 Days of Abraham Lincoln – Day 30

The people of these United States are the rightful masters of both Congresses and courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. — 1859

My Take – We hold a revolution in this country almost every year.  Through local, state, and federal elections, we regularly have the opportunity to replace our servants and representatives.  It is our way of making our voices heard and of reminding those who work for us that their wishes and desires are subordinate to their duty to us.

This may be why it disturbs me when so few people are actually interested in politics.  Not everyone has the inclination or the time to be a political geek, but the amount of effort it takes to be informed and motivated to take the time to vote is minimal.  This apathy is the real enemy to our freedom.  When such a large part of our nation decides that doing the one thing that can cause change in government isn’t worth their time, then the power is held by those who vote and those who influence them.

It’s getting very close to the deadline to be registered to vote for November.  If you’re not registered, please do.   I don’t care if you vote for Obama, or Romney, or Johnson, or the High Exalted Poobah of the Royal Order of Water Buffalo, just vote.

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  1. One thing I miss about living in Columbus (OH, that is) is that the main local paper, the Dispatch, was pretty balanced as far as news media goes. Any time there was an election, they would run voter guides. Those were worth the money to buy the paper. They did an admirable job of trying to dispense completely with the slant and just tell it like it is. There were times I voted a straight party ticket, because those were the folks I had decided I wanted in office. There were times I didn’t…because the other party’s guy had a better platform, better ideas, was better suited and qualified for the job.

    I miss that here in Smalltownsville. Then again, we haven’t had any big elections since we moved here, so maybe the local News-Chronicle or Sentinel will have something worth reading.


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