Sunday, October 17, 2010

God Given Rights

Elections are coming up shortly and I (along with the rest of the U.S.) have been wondering what will happen when new folks are voted into the leadership positions in our government.  I suspect that we will see little change from the ways things have been working over the past few decades.

Republicans will work to cut taxes and help small and large businesses succeed and Democrats will respond by accusing them of forgetting the ‘common people’ in the haste to make a buck. 

Democrats will ‘fight’ for the rights of the oppressed and abused by making new laws to limit what the individual can do and Republicans will continue their assault on the erosion of individual freedoms at the hands of “BIG GOVERNMENT”.  In other words, nothing much will change.

Except that the ‘people’ are becoming more and more disinterested in the pet projects of each party.  What we want is a government that is dedicated to the rights and freedoms we have been promised by the

Constitution and the Will of God.

Most Americans are reasonably satisfied with their lives and would like a chance to live without undue interference from Federal, State, or Local governments.  That means a reduction in ‘services’ offered and forced on us.  It also precludes all government, of any kind, from imposing their will on the masses because they think something good may come of it.

Remember, the will of the government SHOULD be the will of the people. 

A wise man once said:

Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything contrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the people to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law--to do your business by the voice of the people. (Mosiah 29:26)

The only way to make sure this is the government and system we enjoy is to participate in the process.  It is true, one vote does not make a huge difference, but one vote is all we have now and if we fail to use it, we will lose it.

So Get out there and Vote!!!

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