Voting–An Endorsement of Power, Control, and Theft

The 2022 mid-term elections are rapidly approaching–Election Day, November 08, is only seven weeks away. Everything I see and hear tells me that the politicians who want to be elected (and those who want to see them elected) are doing everything possible to draw attention to themselves (or their favorite candidate). Where else would someone spend a gazillion bucks to land a position which pays a paltry few hundred thousand? If they were in business to make a profit, they would not, but hey, since the campaign is financed by donations and otherwise free money, what the heck? If I was not so committed toward improving my own flawed character, I might even give it a try. As it is, not likely to happen.

Nevertheless, the pressure is on to Get out the Vote so that “our” candidate can win. Of course, we all know that if “our” candidate wins, then all of our troubles will be over, or at least minimized and smoothed over. That is, until the next election when “their” candidate wins and reverses all the gains made. It is a constant, never-ending, see-saw battle between “us” and “them”. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose, but over the long run, it works out about even. Right?

Of course, right! If you can be convinced that is true, then I want you to call me. I have a bridge for sale at a rock-bottom price.

Fact is, over the last 241+ years since the end of the War of Independence, we have been electing men and women to political office and the growth of government has been on an ever-increasing upward trajectory–gradually at first, but explosive recently. This is like Hemingway’s description of going bankrupt. –“Gradually, then suddenly.” Funny thing, though, it has not made any difference whether one party or another, one ideology or its opposite, one viewpoint or a dissenting one has been in power, the growth of government has been relentless…and we have voted religiously in every election to make sure that it continued that way.

What is voting? Why is it seen as a cure-all panacea for whatever ails society? Most people would probably view it as a means to produce “leaders” who would do what is best for the society, the common good. They would probably insist that they are not thinking selfishly when they pull the handle in the voting booth, but are concerned only with the general health of the group. Yet, deep down, if you could back them into a corner and force them to be honest with themselves, they would probably admit that they voted for a certain candidate in order to make some people, other people, those people, live and act the way that they wanted. In other words, a power grab by proxy. “If I cannot make someone else live the way I want by myself, I will get someone else who is bigger and stronger than I am to enforce my will.”

Right? You have got to be kidding! Are you actually serious?? You must be mad!!!

Voting for a candidate is an endorsement of his/her positions. If a preferred candidate wins and begins to implement policy, then everyone who voted for (endorsed) that candidate holds a percentage of the responsibility for those policies implemented by said office-holder. It does not matter if you agree with the policies or not. If you voted and your candidate won, then you are at least partly responsible for whatever happens after the Oath of Office is taken.

We all know that circuses campaigns are a matter of public record to convince the audience electorate to vote for the “lesser of two evils”. In the case where more than two are competing, this would become the “least of all the evils”. Regardless as to who wins, voting for the least evil in a crowd of evil persons is guaranteeing that an evil person will wind up sitting in the Chair of Power, at whatever level from very local all the way to the White House. We all know this, yet somehow we cannot figure out that the only way to avoid electing an evil person to office is to refuse to vote.

The only way to win the game is to not play at all.

Considering that the government we chose for ourselves is now focused on completely destroying any vestige of individual liberty in the pursuit of total control and power, condemning us to a lifetime of servitude, one thing we can do in opposition is to refuse to lend our support to the system by endorsing it with a vote of confidence. Do not vote. It encourages them.

Voting is nothing more than choosing whose hand holds the club with which you are beaten.

6 thoughts on “Voting–An Endorsement of Power, Control, and Theft

  1. One of the dumbest things the constitutional framers did was to usurp the Bible’s One-God/One-Vote election system, thereby turning election “discretion” over to We the People whom, according to Christ in Matthew 7:13, are in the broad way leading to *destruction.* Gee, what could go wrong?

    Add to that Article 6’s Christian test ban by which mandatory biblical qualifications (such as, Exodus 18:21) were eliminated and you have the perfect recipe disaster, which is exactly where America finds herself today, precipitously teetering on the precipice of moral depravity and *destruction.”

    For more, see blog article “Constitutional Elections: Dining at the ‘Devil’s Table,'” at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.ORG/constitutional-elections-dining-at-the-devils-table/

    For how the Bible’s election system operates, see blog article “Salvation by Election” at https://www.constitutionmythbusters.ORG/salvation-by-election/ Don’t be fooled by the title.

    For more regarding Article 6’s Christian test ban, see Chapter 9 “Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land” of free online book “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at https://www.bibleversusconstitution.ORG/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt9.html

  2. Roger, I understand your concern that voting for the “lesser or two evils” is still voting for evil that will only continue to expand and empower itself. However, I greatly disagree with your position on not voting at all. That is the biggest mistake we can make in this great country of ours.

    First, there is a tremendous difference between the two major parties regarding conservative vs liberal ideologies and their effects on the nation. While virtually all politicians are corrupt, we must still vote the ones in that have more conservative policies than their liberal opponents as it does make a tremendous difference. Just look at what the Biden presidency has done in less than two years. We are going full communism with this administration. Even a corrupt conservative politician would not have even come close to this level of destruction.

    When we get fed up and vote the right way at the ballot box, things can change for the better. I can think of three examples of this to include the election of Ronald Reagan, the Contract with America by New Gingrich, and the election of Donald Trump. Each of these three events got us back on the right track and things got much better. Trump is the ultimate example of this. He is not a politician, but a business man and an outsider. He truly put America first and upheld the constitution and worked against the swamp rather than be a part of it. That’s why the fought so hard against him, even going so far as to “impeach” him when he wasn’t even in office anymore.

    Trump’s conservative policies were phenomenal and made things so much better so fast, not only for America, but the world. We have a chance to vote in candidates that do the same at all levels from school boards to mayors to governors and congress itself this midterm election. Then, we can get Trump back in 2024 and get back on the right track. The groundwork is already being laid for this.

    Keep in mind that when you don’t vote, you are allowing a liberal/socialist/communist to cast their vote unchecked. As such, failure to vote is really a vote for communism. For this reason, it can be said that perhaps our greatest duty as citizens of the greatest country in the world is to vote. It is the bedrock of our constitutional republic and a responsibility we cannot take lightly.

  3. Steve, your premise is valid only if voting for the “right” person has any effect, measurable or not, on the state or condition of human freedom. If government is redeemable and can be changed for the better, then voting for a specific politician might make a difference. I do not find this to be true because, in my opinion, government which seeks control and power over people is inherently evil and cannot be made “good”. Should we do evil so that good may come? Must we vote for the “lesser of two evils” to make something “good” out of it? I refuse to participate in such a system.

    “While virtually all politicians are corrupt, we must still vote the ones in that have more conservative policies than their liberal opponents as it does make a tremendous difference.”

    I compare this with being forced to make a choice between slow death by strangulation and more rapid death via a bullet. Tremendous difference, absolutely! There is a third choice, however, which is to refuse to die a violent death. Or, the only way to win is to not play the game at all.

  4. Roger, I believe that by voting for the right candidates and keeping the good ones in power this country can be saved. That is the difference. If we don’t vote, or if we vote for the liberal commie democrats, we lose the country. It’s not just a matter of a slow death vs a quick one. We are talking about freedom and liberty vs socialism and communism. It’s the fact that we can vote at all that helps keep freedom and liberty alive vs turning into North Korea or China overnight. By not voting, you are saying you don’t care if we become like those countries. By voting, we can ensure that we don’t.

    What’s more, given the massive wake-up call we’ve all been through with the Biden administration, we have some incredible America-first constitutional candidates rising to the task of saving this great country such as Kari Lake and Lee Zeldin for the governor’s races of Arizona and New York, respectively. Then there are leaders like Ron Desantis in Florida, who has done an absolutely phenomenal job as governor in bringing back liberty and freedom to his state. What’s more, I believe we can take back control of congress next month and get Trump back in the White House in 2024 and get the country back on track in a major way.

    Government as a whole may not be redeemable, but we must do the best we can to get the most conservative constitutional republicans in office and maintain the highest levels of freedom and liberty possible. We have a great system of government with a separation of powers and checks and balances that other countries don’t have. It’s up to us to make it work. Will it ever be perfect? Of course not. We are all sinners and therefore fallible. But we can do the very best we can with this amazing Constitution we were given and vote to keep freedom alive. The alternative of not voting is to just give up and jump right into communism, and who wants that?

  5. Hi, Steve,

    “By voting, we can ensure that we don’t.” (turn into North Korea or China overnight)

    If we vote, we are guaranteed that America won’t become like the countries mentioned. Or many others not mentioned, all of which are much more tyrannical and Statist than America is. All that is required to keep our country safe, secure, and free is to vote. For the right person, that is.

    Unfortunately, your argument does not pass the test. Elections have been held in this country from the very beginning and the steady, incessant direction of government has been to grow larger, more belligerent, more domineering with every election cycle. If voting actually did make us free and at liberty, then why are we suffocating under a huge, dead weight of oppressive government today? Because we are not voting for the “right” persons?

    It is the privilege of every adult American to vote for the person they perceive to be right. Right is a subjective opinion and varies widely among the population. The fact is that most people over the generations have voted for those “right” persons who have promised them the most. More often than not, voters choose the candidate who is perceived to offer the largest benefit at the least cost (which means that someone else pays, theft by majority opinion) and, as a result, the steady drift of society is in a socialist, tyrannical direction.

    There have been elections in communist countries in which the percentage of voter participation approached 100% and, of course, the “right” candidate won overwhelmingly. Why are those countries not free if voting ensures liberty and freedom? For that matter, Canadians, Australians, and citizens in Great Britain and New Zealand also vote and their countries are ruled by virtual, if not actual, dictatorial regimes. If your contention is correct, why is this happening?

    “…get Trump back in the White House in 2024 and get the country back on track in a major way.”

    Back on track as in creating a fast (warp speed) track toward production and distribution of a pharmaceutical concoction known as the Covid-19 “vaccine”? Or back on track as in telling the world that we are going to take Syria’s oil and then implementing policies to do just that? Or back on track as in Trump promoting himself as the only person who could “save America”? See here and here.

    Is this the direction you want America to go?

  6. Roger,

    First, let me say that I really appreciate your perspective. I was initially quite surprised to hear that you choose not to vote. Thank you for explaining why you hold that position. Of note, I recently found that another friend of mine also refused to vote. That tells me that there are probably more conservatives who love this country not voting than I had thought was the case. This is deeply concerning and distressing to me. Allow me to expound upon my position of the critical importance of voting and address some of your arguments against it.

    “If voting actually did make us free and at liberty, then why are we suffocating under a huge, dead weight of oppressive government today? Because we are not voting for the “right” persons?”

    I would say that to a very large extent the answer is yes, that we are in this situation with an oversized totalitarian government because we have not voted for the right people. When the right people are in power, amazing things happen and a lot of good is accomplished. The problem is, we tend to fall for the lies of slick politicians and don’t often vote for the right person. By my account, we’ve only had two good presidents in my lifetime, Reagan and Trump, who did the right thing and put America first, defended the constitution, brought us back into prosperity and lifted people up, fought for freedom and liberty, and made America a feared and respected leader again. Imagine if we get more presidents like them what we can accomplish. I believe it can be done, starting with a second term with president Trump. In addition, we need legislatures and leaders who are willing to call a Convention of States to help rein in the power of the federal government as the provision for a COS was designed to do. But I suppose that is another discussion.

    I do agree that people have historically voted for the candidate (of any office) who has promised them the most of this or that, only to find out it was all lies. However, I believe that we live in a unique period of history in which there is a Great Awakening where people can see through this and have had enough. I think we are on the cusp of a revolution in which we are beginning the process of taking this country back by voting for true constitutional republic conservatives. We are also more aware of election fraud than ever before and are fighting for election integrity all across the country, although there is still much more work to be done on that front.

    ”There have been elections in communist countries in which the percentage of voter participation approached 100% and, of course, the “right” candidate won overwhelmingly. Why are those countries not free if voting ensures liberty and freedom?”

    The stark differences between communist countries and us include a new system of government our founding fathers instituted with checks and balances in the form of different branches of government and staggered elections that help ensure that one party does not have absolute power for very long, should that occur (such as taking back congress in this midterm election). This also includes the Constitution itself, an amazing document that has the incredible function of limiting government power, enshrining our rights as individuals, and giving all power not bestowed to the central government to the states themselves. What’s more, voting in communist countries is a sham in which they are not really counting the votes and the head communist guy is predetermined to win regardless of the “election.” To be fair, we had that happen in 2020 with the corrupt Biden regime, but I do believe we can remedy that situation, starting with the current midterm election.

    I will also agree that Trump’s Operation Warp Speed development of the experimental COVID vaccine was a mistake, although I understand his intentions. I never said he was perfect. He has made other mistakes I am not happy with. However, Trump is light years better than any other president short of Reagan and really did put America first and showed us that, just as his slogan says, we can truly “Make America Great Again.” Trump may not be the only one who can save America, but right now, I think he is the man for the job. Following a second term, we can continue saving this country and preserving freedom and liberty and uphold the US Constitution by electing other America-first leaders like Ron DeSantis or Kari Lake. It can be done. And not just at the presidential level, but all levels of government clear on down to school boards, where parents are taking control of their children’s educations back from woke liberal commies who are teaching their kids to hate America, be racist, and change their genders on a whim.

    We must continue to fight the good fight. Now that people are “waking up” in a way we’ve never seen before, for the first time in a long time, we have a chance to restore the glory of this great country of ours called the United States of America by casting our votes. We cannot sit this one out, or any other future election for that matter. Too much is at stake. Our enemy is determined to destroy this country and rebuild it as a “socialist utopia.” We must be more determined than they to save it and keep it. It is said that after the Constitutional Convention of 1787 Benjamin Franklin was asked by a lady, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” Franklin supposedly replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” I believe we can. To do this, we must vote.

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