“Just as important as how we vote is that we vote.” Ronald Reagan
The final Presidential Debate was held last Thursday, October 24th. The biggest takeaway is that you must vote and not sit on the sidelines. The two candidates, President Trump and former Vice President Biden, are your choices. They presented two very different paths for America. The choice is clear. Vote for freedom and the American Idea or vote for State control and collectivism.
It is interesting to note that foreign policy was initially on the list of topics to be debated and was eventually removed. Mainstream media does not want the public to know that President Trump has been nominated for four Nobel Peace Prizes, a major accomplishment for any foreign leader. The last nomination was “in recognition of his endeavors to end the era of endless wars, construct peace by encouraging conflicting parties for dialogue and negotiations, as well as underpin internal cohesion and stability of his country.” The other three nominations were regarding his roles in (1) bringing peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates; (2) normalization deal between Serbia and Kosovo and; (3) the peace deal between Bahrain-Israel.
The debate itself brought stark contrasts between the two candidates. Biden did himself a disservice and made many statements that are easily proven to be false. The one that drew the most criticism is Biden’s statement where he admitted that he wants to “transition [away] from the oil industry.” Biden has been recorded at many townhall meetings and debates that he wants to ban fossil fuels, and this statement is echoed by his Vice-President running mate Kamala Harris. This would be economically devastating to America, including those in the oil and gas industry and associated industries (manufacturers, accountants, attorneys, to name a few) as well as those who consume fossil fuels, whether it is to heat our homes, put gas in our cars, or the coats and shoes we wear (petrochemicals are used in many of the products we buy; here’s an easy graphic ). A full discussion on Biden’s “lies” is summarized within this video, including clips of Biden speaking.
If you do not vote, think about the people who are voting. Last Friday, October 25th, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a mail-in ballot signature does not have to match nor resemble the signature on their registration form. Let that sink in for a moment. There are numerous articles on ballot harvesting, the act of allowing someone to collect voters’ ballots and turn them into polling stations. If you are not familiar with ballot harvesting or want to learn more, the best case is presented by Project Veritas where they recorded people tied to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota). Joe Biden recently stated to his base: “We’re in a situation where we have put together, and you guys did it for our administration…President Obama’s administration before this. We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”
The Heritage Foundation website titled, A Sampling of Recent Election Fraud Cases from Across the United States, warrants your attention.
This database is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list. It does not capture all cases and certainly does not capture reported instances that are not investigated or prosecuted. It is intended to demonstrate the vulnerabilities in the election system and the many ways in which fraud is committed. In addition to diluting the votes of legitimate voters, fraud can have an impact in close elections, and we have many close elections in this country. Preventing, deterring, and prosecuting election fraud is essential to protecting the integrity of our voting process. Reforms intended to ensure such integrity do not disenfranchise voters and, in fact, protect their right to vote. Winning elections leads to political power and the incentives to take advantage of security vulnerabilities are great, so it is important that we take reasonable steps to make it hard to cheat, while making it easy for legitimate voters to vote.
The most web-searched words after the last Presidential debate were “coyote,” “fracking” and “malarkey.” An informed voter should be familiar with all three of these terms. It was beyond shock to see comments on twitter like Georgia State Representative Dar’shun Kendrick, “Did @realDonaldTrump just say 545 kids they can’t find their parents for came over through ‘cartels and coyotes’?! How the hell does a coyote bring a whole human across the border?! Lord—–stoptalking. #FinalDebate.” Or David Hogg, gun control activist and Harvard student, “Imagine calling the immigrant parent that bring their children to the United States for a better life “Coyotes” The level of xenophobia is sickening.” This level of ignorance is beyond comprehension, and they are active voters. “Coyotes” refers to human smugglers (when a person is illegally brought across the Mexican border) and human traffickers (the sexual exploitation of men, women and children or forced labor).
President Trump is not perfect. Neither am I. We are all human and carry our flaws. Trump has many accomplishments that have served all Americans well. Trump tax cuts have benefited the everyday, hardworking individual. Jason McBride with Presidential Wealth has done a study to prove this point and eliminates criticism that the tax cuts only enriched the millionaires and the billionaires. Trump has nominated his third Supreme Court Justice candidate, Amy Coney Barrett, with confirmation expected Monday, October 26th. Minority groups have seen job growth and increased business ownership. Foreign power strength has been flexed by Trump, including a level of confrontation with China that has been absent for many years. Trump brokered the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (a free trade agreement). Bold thought brought Space Force, a space service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. America is energy independent. These achievements and others cannot be denied.
This 2020 election, I will be voting for the preservation of freedom that our Founding Fathers fought for to form a new nation. My ancestors came to America not knowing what lay ahead for them. My great-grandfather made Chicago his home and worked hard, more than any other time in his life. He even thought about going back to Poland where life would not be as difficult. However, he stayed, and I am thankful for that. My family, in a few generations, has experienced prosperity through hard work and determination. I was the first female to graduate from college in my family. I was able to work at an early age for the family business started by my dad from a $500 loan. The business eventually grew to multiple locations throughout the nation and employed over a hundred families annually. I am a proud mother and grandmother. All people, including immigrants like my great grandparents, have the same opportunity to seize the American Dream because of the freedom we have.
Our country is depending on your vote. Similarities between the two candidates are non-existent. Stand united and preserve the American Idea of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The other choice will abolish private property and you will be controlled by elite politicians.
“We in America do not have a government by the majority. We have a government by the majority who participate,” Thomas Jefferson famously said.