As we are bombarded this summer by political ads and robo-calls, it’s tempting to tune it all out and ignore politics altogether. After all, we have more important things to do, don’t we? The answer to that question is “No!” There is nothing more important than finding out which candidates support conservative causes and convincing everyone you know to vote for them on November 6th.
This country is at a very real tipping point – politically, economically and socially – and this year’s election will determine whether we pull back from the edge of the cliff or tumble over into the abyss. It may sound over-dramatic, but I’m convinced that it’s true. Any more years of Obama, Harry Reid and their progressive agenda will destroy the United States we all love.
Obama’s foreign policy is damaging our country’s reputation as the leader of the Free World. He refuses to give Israel, our only ally in the Middle East, the support it needs to defend itself. He didn’t protest when Pakistan arrested the doctor who helped us capture Osama bin Laden, and now he’s rotting in prison instead of being honored as a hero. Obama recently said Hugo Chavez wasn’t an important security concern, although Venezuela has helped Iran spy on the U.S. and was recently tied to a cyber-terrorist plot against us.
Obama has shown time and time again that he doesn’t respect the rule of law. He bypassed Congress and told immigration officials to give work permits to young illegal immigrants instead of deporting them. He invoked Executive Privilege to keep Congress from seeing documents relating to his “Fast and Furious” program, which gave guns to Mexican drug lords.
The economic policies enacted during the current administration are destroying what’s left of our economy. Obamacare is a trillion-dollar disaster that will bankrupt the country and ruin its healthcare system if it’s brought to completion. Uncontrolled spending has resulted in a national debt approaching $16 trillion – more than $50,000 for every man, woman and child in the country. Obama personally blocked construction of the Keystone oil pipeline, while his Department of Energy gave half a billion dollars to Solyndra.
Government regulators are making it more and more difficult to operate a business in the U.S., and those companies that do manage to survive face the prospect of being taxed out of existence. Yet, Obama believes the private sector “is doing just fine.” Individuals who achieve success are criticized for not sharing their wealth with everyone else, according to Obama’s “fair share” mantra, which fits right in with Marxist philosophy. Added to all these things is the social agenda supported by Obama and the Progressives: gay marriage, late-term abortions, and taking all forms of religion out of schools.
Is this the way you want our country to continue? More in debt, farther away from the Constitution, less individual freedom, economically and morally bankrupt? If not, now’s the time to develop an interest in politics. Keep in mind that Congressional and Senate elections are just as important as the presidential contest. The party that controls Congress will determine the direction our government takes during this period of crisis, no matter who’s in the White House.
Do some research and find out who is running for Congress in your district and what they stand for. Which Senatorial candidates have views most like your own? Volunteer to walk your neighborhood for your favorite candidate, make phone calls or donate money. Most of all, get out the vote on November 6th. Labor unions, Democrat organizers and left-wing political organizations will be making an all-out effort to bring their supporters to the polls, and conservatives need to do the same. It may be our last chance to save our country.
Originally published in Nevada Business Magazine: