Billy Dursens of CrossDove Writer
Less than two weeks is all that is left before a possible monumental event may occur for our grand country, the United States of America.
Less than two weeks is all that is left before ‘We the People’ get our say, our civic duty/opportunity to remind those in Washington who they work for!!
With the way things have been happening in Washington the past two years, now is possible as important as any time in our history to get out and vote – to help make the decision of what the direction of this country needs or should be.
Between now and voting day on the first Tuesday of November, which falls on the sixth, I will talk about some of the major reasons why you should have made sure you are registered so you can have a say in the future direction of our grand democracy in a time when it seems to be crumbling right before our eyes.
First thing I emphasize is that you best be registered so you can vote!! Because if you do not register or do not vote – then you may as well just button up and be quiet on what happens between now and the next elections in November 2019 for 2020, no matter how you feel about the road the country is taking.
What is scary is that in the 2016 elections only 61.4% of the eligible voters went to the polls and made their voice count. Even scarier is that only 13% of those eligible voters between the ages of 18-25 voted!! A person must wonder if what is happening now would not be happening if even 10-15% of those that did not vote, went to the polls and voted.
Let me share with you a few things which I see as being very much in the balance within our grand country and the people that supposedly work for us to run it are costing us every one of these:
- The basic future of our country as we have known it is very much in the balance.
- Our democracy itself is very much in the balance.
- Our role of the Presidency is very much in the balance.
- Our roles of those serving in the Senate and the House of Representatives is very much in the balance.
- The role of checks and balances within our government is very much in the balance.
- Our country’s role within the world is very much in the balance.
- The role of the have’s and have not’s is in the balance.
- The role of equality and getting along with others is very much in the balance.
- The role of our melting pot diversity that has made us so grand and powerful is very much in the balance.
- The role of keeping our religious faith and politics separate and free is very much in the balance.
- The role of those wanting to immigrate to our country for a better tomorrow for themselves and their kids is very much in the balance.
- Our look at the role of women in our country is very much in the balance.
- The role of the definition of entitlements is very much in the balance.
- Our caring for the disabled, handicapped and elderly is very much in the balance.
- Our healthcare and the availability of it is very much in the balance.
- Our public education is very much in the balance.
- Our environment is very much in the balance and tittering toward catastrophic futures.
- Our grand display of National Parks and Monuments is very much in the balance.
- Our infrastructure is very much in the balance and already has tittered toward disastrous consequences.
- The future survival of our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren is very much in the balance and already tittering toward unknown changes of they can and will survive.
And the sad part is, I am not sure that is everything – but it seems to be awfully darn close.
We as the citizens of our grand country are at a point of either stepping up and reminding those in Washington who they really answer to (and no it is not foreign governments, the oil industry, the wealthy or big pharma) or sit at home and let your life and those of your children and grandchildren change forever in ways that will not be at all familiar with what the United States is truly all about!!
For now, that is how I strongly believe that this mid-term election is maybe as important and any election any of us under the age of 70 may have had in their lifetime.
For now, this is my general evaluation of the importance of this mid-term election, but it is not my final say of these 20 reasons why this election is as important as any.
For now – I just say, GET OUT AND VOTE!!
For now, I just gotta say – this is how I feel.
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