What can you say about his TRUTH.
Watch the vid.
Thank you Bruce Two-Sixx.
Gotta love the metaphor of the marching sounds as he speaks!
Could have given this speech from the air conditioned kitchen!
I’m imagining 60,000 strong behind him! 60,000 more behind them, so on and so forth! We have a country to save!
Unfortunately, not gonna happen!
You don’t think the enemy is giving speeches on how NOT to start a war?
Sad thing is we just talk about it, the enemy is preparing for it!
Last time I looked behind me, there was no one there!
Somewhere along the line, comms got shut down. It’s only us at our doorstep!
The majority of the eligible electorate no longer bothers to cast a vote. Nationally, the turnout in primary elections – where candidates are vetted and selected – is around 17%.
Americans who are too lazy or apathetic or discouraged to color in a bubble on a ballot, ain’t gonna do anything about changing government. Also, the largest employer in the US is government (local, state, federal, military), so one could reasonably argue that what “the people” really want is a government job, so they are not gonna do anything to upset their sugar daddy.
Wholesale changes in government also entails the very real risk that what comes next is much worse. The Russian revolution replaced the Czar with Lenin and Stalin. The Chinese civil war replaced the monarchy with Mao. The Germans replaced their Weimar republic with Hitler. Millions died in the in the fighting between countrymen – Russians killing Russians, Chinese killing Chinese, Germans killing Germans.
Add to this killing the chaos that wholesale change would entail – money no longer accepted, loss of essential services (electric power, water, gas), no health care, no grocery stores, no internet, no cell phone service, etc, etc. It is magical thinking to believe it could all change for the better with just a little shooting.
Our times differ substantially from the times of the founders in that our times’ political landscape is populated by elderly career politicians, con men and crooks and rule by courts populated by judges appointed for life. There are no Jeffersons, Adams or Washingtons among the lot, and none likely to emerge in my view. A Mao, Hitler or Stalin emerging from the political chaos seems more likely than a Jefferson.
The video accurately points out that the salient question is “Given the world we live in, what are you, as an individual, prepared to do about it?”
Yet, if that were true, how is it that over 150 million voted in 2020?
Are you looking at turnout in November 2020 or turn out at the party primaries in May-July? In November, people are presented with the choice between the lesser of two evils (dumb v dumber). The real election and choice happens during the party primaries where candidates are vetted by their respective parties. By November the election is over as far as real choices.
When I ran for office, turn out at my Republican primary was less than 15% of the eligible Republican electorate in a county that is overwhelmingly Republican in a state that was, at the time, majority Republican. 85% too lazy to return a ballot mailed to their home.
Turn out in down office races (e.g., mayors, school boards, etc) is often in the single digits even those offices have more day-to-day influence on peoples’ lives than any President could.
God, I wish I could disagree with you, and I kept searching for a way to counter your points, but I can’t. I was going to give your post a simple thumbs up but I needed to explain it better. It’s not that I liked what you said, I hated it. I just couldn’t argue with it.
I vote early and often. Okay, not true, but I do vote in primaries and on election days - every time, since I turned 18. You still have yet to explain why people would not vote in a primary, but during the general election. It seems to me that if they are too lazy to vote in one race, they would have the same attitude for all the others, too. Maybe they did not like the choices available in your primary, like voting for a RINO or Democrat, I could not do that.
I think they are too lazy to research candidates and/or vote or they simply don’t care who gets nominated. Try this. Go to your local county clerk and recorder and ask for a list of all the Republicans who voted in the last primary and compare that to the number of registered Republicans. You’ll be shocked by the difference.
Also, bear in mind that independent or unaffiliated voters usually cannot vote in primaries, so they are further out of the loop in selecting candidates. And, then there are the people who are eligible to vote, but do not register, and the portion of the governed who are ineligible but nevertheless bound by the decisions elected officials make. When I was a young man, that included men of draft age 18-21 who were ineligible to vote but nevertheless subject to government edicts, like spending their senior trip in SE Asia.
Will that be any different than that of other parties? In my state, we do not register party affiliation, and any one can vote in any primary. You still have not answered my question.
I disagree. He said they were too lazy to vote or didn’t care who got in office.
Regarding local elections, guilty. Because we no longer watch the “major news networks” anymore, and don’t get a newspaper, we have inadvertently insulated ourselves from local election info. We were shocked to find out we had missed local elections recently. We’re not lazy, we just had no source to inform us. I know we are not alone in this situation. Since President Trump outed the media bias that pervades today, I know many families that no longer get their news from these propaganda machines, but it DOES leave a local news gap that includes elections. Thanks for bringing it up.
Because 150 million people didn’t go to the primaries. They went to the general election.
A lot more people go in November than go to primaries.
A lot of people don’t go to primaries. They don’t know who the candidates are, don’t know what differentiates the candidates, may not get/want to take time off work for it, it’s just time and effort and they are a lot more apathetic about picking between four of the same party than when it’s the setup option A vs option B at the finish line
Speaking of setups, look no further than your local cell tower:
I can see that, but, I guess, as I don’t feel that way, I have difficulty understanding that perspective.
WOW, that is a huge eye-opener. Thank you for sharing. I just sent a link to everyone on my list.
I think they are too lazy to research candidates and/or vote or they simply don’t care who gets nominated.
That’s not an answer. It may be an answer you disagree with, but it’s my explanation/answer. Prove me wrong.
Prove your right.
Proof? I’ll start
"Compared to general elections, we find that for U.S. House primary elections sizable segments of the electorate consider the stakes lower and the costs of voting greater, feel less social pressure to turn out and hold exclusionary beliefs about who should participate, and are more willing to defer to those who know and care more about the contests. Multivariate analysis reveals that these attitudes explain validated primary election participation. "
Yale.edu……their you go with the liberal research again. Not starting anything just noticing.