Just a Voter

I am just a voter. I have only one vote to cast for those I choose to support.

I am not privy to  any of the Machiavellian workings of the GOP . I don’t receive the internal memos . Mr. Steele has never called me up to ask my opinion, though I have sent it to him from time to time.

I haven’t put in long hours of phone calls and letter stuffing as so many have. And let me say that I respect all that have worked for candidates that they support.

I haven’t donated thousands of dollars to the party or to candidates.

I am just a voter.

I don’t get paid lots of money to voice my opinion like O’Reilly and Limbaugh. I am willing to give it freely, though many wish I wouldn’t.

I haven’t gone to college to study political science or sociology. I have lived for nearly fifty years though, and have tried to seek out knowledge from as many sources as possible.

I don’t move among the political movers and shakers on the cocktail circuit.

I am just a voter.

I have never been asked, nor have I sought to run for an elected office. And since the art of politics is compromise, and since compromise is not my best suit, it’s just as well.

I am sure that to be an elected official, is a great and heavy responsibility. I am not sure that it is one that I could myself fulfill.

But I am just a voter, and as a voter  it is my responsibility to be informed. As a voter I should be aware of current events. I should know the basic meaning of the Constitution.

As a voter it is my duty to know what each candidate really stands for. I should know how incumbents have voted on key issues in the past.

As a voter I should be willing to hold my elected officials accountable for their positions and votes as they exercise their duties.

As a voter I should never turn a blind eye towards an elected official simply because they happen to be of the same party affiliation as myself.

Voting is the greatest privilege that we enjoy in this nation, we should never take it for granted. Voting is our voice, it is our statement, many times it is our one chance to make a difference within our government.

I am just a voter. I have only one vote to cast for those I choose to support. I will cast it intelligently.

2 Comments on "Just a Voter"

  1. joe mack says:

    I to am just a voter, who resents the likes of linbaugh oreiley,hannity,norquest the nra and so many others who appear to control are grand old party with all there bloviating never risking a run at an elected office. i to am just a republican but i am not sure for how much longer. indendents are certently looking good.

  2. Frank Knotts says:

    Joe Mack, don’t give up, there is a movement to reach out and grab the pendulum and stop it from swinging too far to the right. We need all Republicans to remain Republicans to do this. We can’t be a one faction party, but we must be able to work together. Keep working and voting for the most conservative candidate, that is how we change the game.

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