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Sunday Dialogue: Voter apathy will be the final nail in America's coffin

Freedom can be wiped out so easily if not protected!
Freedom can be wiped out so easily if not protected!

What does a candidate have to do (or be) to get your vote?

Or do you even bother to vote?

You may say, “Why vote - it don’t matter, they are all alike anyway."

Listed below are the Bill of Rights. Some thoughts to ponder.

See if you think we still have these freedoms today. It seems systematically these rights are being violated by the very people we elected to uphold them.

1. Voting has been a part of this nation ever since a bunch of rag-tag farmers with pitchforks got together and felt that their hard earned tax money should not be sent to England.

2. They felt it was wrong to be taxed without representation.

3. They no longer wanted a king or other monarch figurehead to control their lives.

4. They wanted America to be governed by Americans who lived on the soil and who were in tune with the people.

5. They established the “freedoms” we have enjoyed for more than two centuries.

6. Men and woman have died to give us these freedoms – the first 100 years 683,000 died defending this country….and the next 100 years another 626,000 died defending this country – and you don’t vote?

Think about that… more than one million, three-hundred and nine thousand men and women have died to give us the freedoms that are now being peeled away and denied the American people. Source Military Factory

Bone up on those freedoms here…. look over these rights carefully and see if you think those in office today are upholding this part of the Constitution?

Some in office today say the Constitution in out of date – that is what amendments and due course is all about – not violating the laws as written.

There is a process to make changes that retains the rights of American citizens. The due process of making changes is to ensure that the government is of the people, by the people, and for the people. And not the whim of any elected official who overrides the Constitution for any reason.


First Amendment Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms

A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.

Third Amendment Quartering of Troops

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Fifth Amendment Grand Jury, Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, Due Process

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Sixth Amendment Criminal Prosecutions - Jury Trial, Right to Confront and to Counsel

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

Seventh Amendment Common Law Suits - Jury Trial) In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Eighth Amendment Excess Bail or Fines, Cruel and Unusual Punishment Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Ninth Amendment Non-Enumerated Rights

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Tenth Amendment Rights Reserved to States or People

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

This next Tuesday, May 20, 2014, will be the primary (first) vote to decide who will defend these rights. This election is to pare down the many candidates in each party to arrive at a single candidate representing their various parties; who will face off in the fall election – called the General Election.

Our precious freedoms, fought and died for, are slipping away; and it is time to Stand Up America and fight a new and different war – one that will preserve our nation and not destroy it from within.

Now ask yourself if you think it is worth your time to familiarize yourself with those who want to run this country; and then vote for America - and not for petty, personal issues based anything other than to maintain a strong and free America. United We stand….Divided We Fall.

Soldiers fight with guns and weapons – our greatest weapon is the ballot box.

Remember God’s word says:

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Continue reading in Ephesians 6

When things look bad and we know we have done all that we can – we are admonished to “Stand.” Stand up for America – be informed and… VOTE!

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