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VOTING DILEMMAS!

My wife Norma asked me last night to print off a sample ballot for the November 4th election so she could prepare herself to early vote. Early voting is the best thing that politicians have created in America since they approved the Constitution. I hold one obvious historical record over 90 percent of Americans who are still “alive”, I have been voting for 63 years. It would be 66 years but I was not allowed to vote until I was 21.

Just think, I was old enough at 17 to join the US Navy, get married at 18 but the politicians had not yet decided that 18 years olds were mature enough to vote. Look at it this way, at 18 they can decide if a politician is capable, honest and ethical but they still are not allowed to gamble or buy an alcoholic beverage.

How do 18 year old Americans decide who to vote for in an election? I would assume that most will likely vote for the Party or the candidate of their parents. As some 45% of children today have only one parent at home this changes the probability of a stable home life. The scariest fact is the likelihood that far too many will be brainwashed by college professors who are 90% liberal and progressive before they cast their first vote. Look at the track record of the 1960’s when we had the hippy generation that produced both Bill and Hillary Clinton whose ethics, honesty and capability is public record.

Sadly these colorful people of the 60’s have provided us with more career politicians than our entire history. A prime example is our current President and the army of Czars he has amassed to disassemble the military leadership we have to defend out freedoms. Point to follow, every “major” decision made today for the defense of America is made by a politician without any military training. Sadly again, most are made at the White House rather than the Pentagon.

How do you decide who to vote for? This is easier for local elections like we have in Sabine County Texas. Chances are you actually know the individual running against each other and the local media is held hostage from being biased and losing local advertising revenue. This is not true in the larger cities where it is difficult to actually know the candidates and the media is biased by biased advertising revenue that is likely foreign owned today.

Statewide and National elections pose different evaluations if you happen to be a true independent voter like my wife and myself. I looked over that sample ballot my wife asked for and asked myself some questions. In Texas we have an election for Governor that has drawn enough mud-slinging advertisements to make me record all programs on my Dish Hopper so that I can fast forward to escape the venom. The Democratic candidate for Governor of Texas, Wendy Davis, is a windbag with more destructive force than a tornado or a hurricane. She is about as qualified to manage the State of Texas as my 14 year old great granddaughter who by happenstance is being raised as a liberal and actually already lives in Austin Texas, our State Capital. By the way both the Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle endorsed MS Davis this week which shows that the big money still flows to the Democrats as it always has in every major election in my lifetime.

Another dilemma is we have three other candidates running for Governor and two of them I never heard their name until I read the sample ballot. In nearly every National and Statewide position on the sample ballot, we have candidates for the Republican, Democratic, Libertarian and the Green Party’s. My wife and I are true “Independent” voters as we both have problems voting a “Straight Party” ballot. I just can’t be comfortable voting for anyone I don’t know or know anything about.

I can find enough information about candidates running for Congress and even the major candidates running for all other statewide offices except the ones running for the five judicial elections. I usually skip voting for a lawyer for any political position and when every candidate for things like a Justice for the Texas Supreme Court are all lawyers I have a problem. They are totally unknown in my county and most voters have three other options besides skipping the box to blacken. They can guess, play eenie, meanie, miney, moe or just vote for the Republican as most who live here are now in that Party.

I will bet that less than 5% of the voters in any state have taken the time to actually read the qualifications of every candidate that appears on their ballots. Anyone who believes that an 18 year old, first time voter, has researched every vote that they cast has some deep mental disorders.

It was refreshing news that the Supreme Court just ruled that Texas can demand that all voters have some form of identification to be able to vote starting tomorrow. This will probably create a last minute problem for the Democratic Party in Texas to get illegal’s picture’s made on ID cards with a dead voters name in time to vote by November 4th. But don’t worry as they have the resources to get this done and probably already have.

I sadly hate to admit that I now usually vote against a candidate rather than vote for one. No candidate in any contested statewide or national election today will ever meet all of the criteria I have established to meet my needs. The reason is they all are controlled by donations that keep them in office rather than what is good for “all” Americans. Re-election or continued service has now 100% replaced “Public Service” as a reason to run for elected office in America.

If America ends up with Harry Reid still serving as the leader of the Senate after the November 4th vote, it will not even matter who else is elected. When he allows Obama to grant amnesty to the 13,000,000 illegals by Executive Order, it will be the last two party election most Americans alive today will ever see again.

C Brewer 10-19-14

ONE OBAMA SUPPORTER WOKE UP!

I received the following e message as the only addressee from someone named Karen. To my knowledge the only Karen I know is my wife’s cousin and this is not that person as she lost her father many years ago. So, Karen who ever you are I really appreciate your letter and I am posting it on my blog praying that other people who voted for Obama also might see the daylight you have exposed. As my readers will agree I find little value in any politician as 99% have sold their souls to the money grabbers. Voting in elections for me the last 35 years was and has been to decide which candidate was the worst. Then vote against them. There is one shinning example to share in that my Texas House District One Representative, Louie Ghomert, is the only person I vote for from the County Courthouse to the President that I truly admire, trust and recommend as flawless.  I hope others that read this will make sure to share it with their Democratic friends, if they have any. C Brewer

The letter,

I am sick and tired of politics.

Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of tension over politics, and that division has intruded into my relationship with family and friends — particularly now with the upcoming election.

In 2008, I voted for Obama. That was my right — I am a good person and I voted for him for good reasons. But that decision has created stress between some of us, and that has been hurtful. Yes, sometimes I have thrown Obama in your face and I am sorry about that — I truly am.

Here is the thing. I don’t think you are stupid because you voted for McCain in ’08, and I’m not stupid because I voted for Barack Obama. We both want our country to
go in the right direction, but we just have a difference of opinion as to what that direction is, and I’m entitled to my opinion.

I didn’t vote for Obama because of all the “hope and change” stuff. I voted for him because I could relate to him on so many levels and I trusted him. If this guy were my
neighbor, I would give him the key to my house. I admire the fact that from his very difficult childhood and struggles rose a candidate for president of the Untied States — and an African-American with an unusual name!

I could relate to his desire to help people who most need it, to help the poor and elderly, children without medical care, and women in need. It seems like
Republicans want to cut the important things people need most, and help the rich get richer. I feel like Republicans think Obama supporters are stupid.

I was excited that Obama was going to end the policies of George Bush. I have to tell you, I really didn’t like George Bush, and though I still feel that way
about him, after four years it’s not as clear to me why.

But Obama against McCain, that was easy. Obama is more like me, energetic, young, loves his family.

I got a glimpse of the Obama motorcade on arrival for the debates here in Denver, and that was cool — though it held up a lot of traffic, which was not cool.

I watched this year’s first presidential debate closely and was disappointed in Obama. I found him depressing.

However, the Barack Obama I saw in the second debate the other night is the Obama I voted for in ’08!

He was “hitting on all cylinders” as Dad would say … but he wouldn’t about Obama, would he. 😉

I woke up Wednesday morning feeling invigorated. I had a chance to talk about the debate with friends, and some agreed with me. That was “the real Obama” seemed to be the consensus, but my two best friends didn’t share my enthusiasm.

Later in the day, I ran into some friends who agreed that Obama won the debate — but they had some harsh criticism. One of my colleagues at the University said to me that she felt betrayed, like she had been tricked into voting for Obama the first time. A guy friend was much more callous, saying that he was now convinced that Obama was a
phony and a liar.

These two people were Obama’s biggest fans in ’08. Did they watch the same debate I watched Tuesday?

Last night I had the uneasy feeling that something wasn’t right, something was out of place. After all the good vibes with the debate, I now find myself wondering if Obama was sincere, or if what I heard was just talk aimed at “emotional women,” like I’m not smart enough to vote on what I think rather than how I feel.

And the more I think about all his comments Tuesday night, against the backdrop of the reality that things have gotten much worse in the last four years, not better as he
seemed to claim, I’m not sure I trust Obama anymore. I’m more concerned now than I was in ’08.

I think that Obama is still a good person and he wanted to do good things, but I’m bothered by the fact that he didn’t take responsibility for where our economy is now. That troubles me the most. It seems like he hasn’t grown into the job and hasn’t done much of anything he said he would do, and he’s still blaming George Bush. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed citizens and poor families has grown a lot.

So why am I writing you?

I know Mitt Romney is a genuine person who really does love his family, who really does care about people from all walks of life. Part of me doesn’t like the fact that
part of me likes Romney! I am conflicted. I’m not writing to say that I am voting for Romney, but I have decided not to vote for Obama.

Don’t tell Dad or I’ll never hear the end of it!

Karen

I did not alter one word in this letter and I will not tell her Dad. He would obviously be proud of her if she admitted it herself. Karen, let me thank you agin for this letter. It has restored my confidence in both women and youth that they all mature someday but unless they wake up quickly they may never have another chance to vote for anyone again.  CB  

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