Thinking for ourselves

If you haven’t already, you can still vote early through today (Friday). Then election day is November 6th so if you don’t do so early, go on that day. Your vote does matter. People staying home and not voting is how we get the undesirable elected. It’s not only your right, it’s a privilege. I realize with all the negativity and hate going around, it sometimes makes you not to even want to bother. But we must. Otherwise, we don’t have a right to complain about who gets elected.
I cannot stand to watch the ads on TV. They are just so hateful to me. Why can’t politicians just tell us what they are going to do and not lambaste the opponent? Turns me off for voting for them, but unfortunately these days, they all practically do it so you have to choose the lesser of two evils many times.
It is unbelievable the money spent by candidates trying to get elected. I have a problem with movie stars coming in to our state to try and influence how we should vote. They should stay in Hollywood and let us make up our own minds. Usually if one of them is for something, I am against it.
I also don’t believe politicians should be allowed to accept political contributions from outside of the state in which they are running. We don’t need other state’s telling us how to vote either. As Georgians we should know what’s best for us not someone living in another state with totally different issues and problems. It’s also not a level playing field in that department when you have a billionaire from another state backing a candidate.
Maybe there should just be more regulations in place concerning political donations and campaign spending. I don’t pretend to really know the answer but something does need to change I think.
I’m sorry but I also think former presidents should just sit down and be quiet. That’s what most of them do, but lately a couple are speaking up. They had their chance to get something done and they need to let the current president do his thing without interference. It’s kind of like a new preacher taking over and the former preacher still being in the congregation. This usually causes problems because some people still go to the former pastor.
People voting for those people who call for violence or use hate speech, I don’t get either. It’s a crazy world we live in these days that’s why I pray, pray, pray. God is truly our only help.
Voting along party lines just because you’ve always done that or your grandparents did it, doesn’t make sense to me either. We were given a brain and we need to use it to think for ourselves.
For government by the people, the people need to know what the government is doing. That doesn’t mean taking it at face value either or listening to the news. As much as I hate to admit it most of those news sources are biased, in fact I’m pretty sure all the national media sources are, unfortunately.
You have to do the research yourself and sift through all the nonsense. Yes, it takes time but it is so worth it. You can’t necessarily discount things that might seem far-fetched to you either. While I don’t give credence to all conspiracy theories, I have to say I believe that the deep state does exist and there is something going on there we don’t see or know. Nothing else makes much sense otherwise. There is definitely something going on behind the scenes and it boils down to good vs. evil.
When something is going on to stir the masses and then a shooting or something else happens to get your focused on something else, you have to wonder what really is going on.
Yes, I do believe George Soros funds politicians and is trying to destroy our country. He’s not alone as many others have become his cronies and the Rothchilds are included in this desire to destroy our country.  I don’t get it. Socialism hasn’t worked well in other countries. It only benefits those who are touting its the way to go. Just look at socialistic countries and you will get a pretty good  dismal picture.
You just can’t offer free programs for everyone because sooner or later someone has to pay for these programs; it is usually the working middle class who is hit the hardest. It may sound like a good idea, but in reality it’s not at all. Sooner or later the piper has to be paid. And sooner or later other people’s money runs out.
Usually, before the money does run out, citizens are hit with higher taxes, fees and wealth confiscation has already taken place. The economy tanks, unemployment rises and the downward spiral continues. All the while, government spending doesn’t stop.
America has always been about determination and grit. It made us great. It seems more and more of our young people are being lured into an existence where the state takes care of our needs relieving us from the need to get better, overcome adversity and to be great.
Socialism promises prosperity, equality and security. In reality it brings poverty, misery and tyranny. There might be equality but only in the sense that everyone becomes equal in their misery. Socialism just doesn’t work, literally.

VICTORIA SIMMONS is a columnist, motivational speaker, author, minister and publisher of The Georgia Post/Byron Buzz. Contact her at: vsimmons54@gmail.com

About vsimmons54

Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Copy Editor, Copywriting, Event Planner, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. I also do copy writing and editing. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.
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