THE REAL THREAT TO AMERICA - UNINFORMED VOTERS
Up at 4 a.m. and at the polls by 5 a.m. Everything must be ready when the voters begin to arrive at 6 a.m. That is the duty of a Judge of Election in many states. Although the polls may close at 7 p.m., it can be 10 p.m. or later before the ballots and materials are accounted for and returned to the election center for calculation and the judges can finally go home.
The way we elect our officials in America is a noble process and should not be taken for granted.
Primary elections are being held in many states this time of year. Primaries are the method used by which each political party chooses which of their candidates will represent them in the fall general election.
Unfortunately, our election laws have become so lenient that it would not be difficult to circumvent the intended procedure and introduce fraud and corruption on a major scale.
But even the fraud and corruption is not our biggest problem in elections. Our biggest problem is the uniformed voter who elects the officials who make such a mess of governing�..and then they wonder why government has run amuck.
For many years I have served as an election judge in a precinct where illegal voting would be virtually impossible as long as the computers count the votes correctly. The judges in our precinct know all the voters personally. If we don�t, we usually do by the time they have voted. We welcome them to the community and invite them to participate in local events.
The problem arises when voters mark their ballots with no idea who they are voting for. We elect some of the most liberal, frightening people to make the �laws of the land� because people are lazy when it comes to knowing issues and how the candidates stand on these issues.
Pro-life people who stand on the corner with signs reflecting their belief will go to the polls and vote for a candidate who has a proven record of voting for the most gross and barbaric procedure of partial birth abortions.
Farmers vote for environmentalists whose goal is to control their land, control their water, and to prevent them from using any form of chemicals to raise their crops.
Strong second amendments supporters vote for a candidate who opposes our gun rights.
One voter told me she voted for the first person listed for the office. Another told me she only voted for the women who were running. And these were two voters who have been politically active for years. I wanted to say �God help us� to them - I certainly thought it but I refrained.
One particular congressman that I know has managed to be re-elected for 11 terms. He courts the unions and the veterans for his vote�.but he votes consistently with the ACLU and is listed as a member of the Progressive Socialist Caucus.
Although serving a very conservative district, his voting record indicates he has voted:
for partial birth abortions
to school prayer during the War on Terror
on reforming the UN by restricting U.S. funding
He received an F rating from the NRA for his votes on gun issues, and he did not receive the endorsement from the agricultural community in the last election�but he still won against a very viable candidate.
The sad part of all this is the people who elected this man 11 times (every two years) have no idea how this man voted.
should we blame? Should we blame the official the people elected?
Should we blame the political party for not exposing their candidate?
Or, should we blame the voter for not assuming the responsibility
of becoming informed?
� 2006 Joyce Morrison
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Joyce Morrison attempts to educate the public regarding the dangers coming to their local communities through Sustainable Development and Agenda 21 programs which are designed to gradually take control of all private property through undue regulations.
Morrison writes for Eco-logic Powerhouse, NewsWithViews.com, Range Magazine, SOWER magazine as well as numerous other publications. She is a weekly participant on the teleconference of the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative think tank and is a pro-life, pro-family activist.
She is a chapter leader for Concerned Women for America as well as Secretary to the Board of Directors of Rural Restoration/ADOPT Mission, a national farm ministry located in Sikeston, MO. FarmersRuralRestoration.com. Her most enjoyable time is spent teaching a senior adult Sunday School class which is a focus on hope and encouragement.
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The problem arises when voters mark their ballots with no idea who they are voting for. We elect some of the most liberal, frightening people to make the �laws of the land� because people are lazy when it comes to knowing issues...