In Part 1 of this post, I asked you to guess what the greatest threat to the United States of America is and helped you by providing a list of what I stated are NOT the greatest threat to the United States. In Part 2, I told you what the greatest threat to the United States is. In today’s post I’m going to tell you what you can do about it.
The first and most important thing you can do is to exercise your right to vote. Not just in the national elections, but also in state and local elections. Every election, every time.
Our right to vote is, in my humble opinion, our greatest right. It is the right (along with our 2nd Amendment right) that protects all other rights. It is the means by which We the People decide who will (and who will not) represent us in our Federal, State and Local governments – who will make our laws, execute and enforce our laws, and interpret our laws.
It is also the right that is most often abused, misused or ignored.
Whether you are voting in a national election, a state election or a local election, in exercising your right to vote remember that you are fulfilling a moral obligation to yourself and to your fellow Americans.
But casting your vote is not enough. You need to cast your vote responsibly. You need to educate yourself about ALL aspects of who and what you are voting for and make sure that your vote will support the outcome you want and expect. An uneducated voter is actually a bigger threat than a non-voter as a miscast vote can have the opposite effect of the one desired.
But Apathy doesn’t stop with voting. There are many other things you can do or get involved in where you can help make a difference. You can contact your elected representatives and let them know you would like them to support or oppose a specific piece of legislation. You can volunteer to help campaign for a candidate or an issue you support. If you don’t like any of the candidates that are running, you can run against them.
You can participate in “get out the vote” efforts to help encourage those who might not otherwise make the effort to vote. You can participate in marches and rallies to support candidates or issues that are important and need greater exposure. Better yet, you can help organize these marches and rallies. To help prevent voter fraud such as occurred in the 2020 election, you can become a poll watcher or an election judge.
You can get involved in your state and local Political Parties. This is where it all begins, and in my humble opinion, is where a lot of the corruption and backroom cronyism starts in our political system. Better yet, you can run for Precinct Chair or County Chairman of your Political Party.
There are many organizations you can join or support that are fighting day in and day out to protect our Constitutional guaranteed rights. I'm sure they would love to have you join them.
These are just a few of the ways that you can get involved and help make a difference. There are many others and I encourage you to seek them out.
Finally, when you become aware of something that you believe is a violation of your rights (our rights), or worse, an outright threat to the safety and security of our country, you must speak out, you must make your voice heard, and you must let those responsible for these actions (or inactions) know that you WILL hold THEM accountable for their actions and are prepared to defend your (our) rights, no matter the cost.
Even though 48% of Americans (Republicans, Independents and even some Democrats) believe that there was massive voter fraud in the 2020 election, almost no one is demanding a full investigation into the alleged fraudulent activities.
I, for one, am shocked that most Americans seem to be content to sit idly by on the sidelines and accept the results of a fraudulent election. Either they have convinced themselves that it didn’t really happen, or that if it really did, there is nothing they can do about it and it won’t happen again. Well, if they really are that naïve, I have some beach-front property in Kansas I’d love to sell them.
The 2020 election is just an example of what we can expect in the future if we continue to let Apathy rule our lives. If we continue to look the other way, if we continue to be content with the status quo, if we continue to let our Apathy get in the way of our willingness to stand up and fight against all of the evils that threaten us, then we have already lost.
And we have no one to blame but ourselves!
p.s. Today is Election Day. If you have NOT voted yet, please get out and vote before the polls close. And please, vote responsibly. Your children and grandchildren will thank you.