Voters strongly believe the United States is a more divided nation these days, and they think both sides are to blame. Most are also ready to do something about it at the ballot box in November. —Rasmussen Reports
Enough already about how poorly the Obama Administration is performing. Enough about obstructionist Republicans and divisive Democrats. Stop bellyaching and do something for a change — get out and vote. With all that’s going on in the country, i.e.the war with ISIS, terror threats at home, the border crisis, immigration, etc, it concerns me that Americans may be too distracted or too apathetic to go to the polls. A low voter turnout in the November mid-term elections would be disastrous for the country. The status quo in Congress must change. We can’t afford to have a divided and dysfunctional Congress that is at loggerheads with the president at this critical time in our nation’s history. History confirms this biblical truth:
If a country divides itself into groups which fight each other, that country will fall apart. If a family divides itself into groups which fight each other, that family will fall apart. Mark 3:24-25
No one understood this principle better than presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt, three presidents who put party considerations aside for the sake of doing what was necessary to defend, preserve and unite the country to deal with the crises of their day.
What we need to appreciate – and I think most Americans will readily understand – is that Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt led us through our greatest national crises and not only prevailed, but made America freer, more equal, and more democratic in the process. — Harvey J. Kaye
The problems America faces at this time in our history threaten to weaken it from the inside out. Our enemies and allies see America as a house divided. And no wonder, even in the face of war, Americans still find it difficult to put politics and party differences aside. President Obama is not excluded from this criticism. Candidate Obama sang a different tune during his presidential campaign;
You [voters] said the time has come to move beyond the bitterness and anger and pettiness that’s consumed Washington; to end the political strategy that’s been all about division. And instead make it about addition; to build a coalition for change that stretches through red states and blue states. – Obama victory speech after the Iowa caucuses
But as president, he has not measured up to his own words. Whether right or wrong, Barack Obama is viewed as one of the most divisive presidents in this country’s history, second to George W. Bush. We can’t correct the mistakes of the past, but we can take control of the future decisions that are ahead of us. Hence, we have an election in November. Every American voter who cares about America’s future needs to make his or her presence felt by voting in the mid-term elections. You and every voting age member of your household needs to vote.
Why are the mid-term elections so important? Well, because the future direction of the country is at stake. Voters have largely relinquished our role in shaping the direction of the country by not always voting in off year elections and therein lies the problem. Bad politicians have been allowed to get too comfortable in office, while at the same time, ignoring the voters who put them there. This has got to stop.
If you are tired of political bickering, make sure you vote. If you are tired of a do-nothing Congress, make sure you vote. If you are tired of politicians putting self-interest ahead of the people’s interest, definitely vote. While presidential elections are undoubtedly important, the midterms just might be even more crucial. —Al Sharpton
The mid-term elections are also important because of the rewards and punishments to be meted out. Voters can reward those politicians (regardless of party) who have acted responsibly in the best interests of the country and their constituents, and ahead of self interests. Likewise, voters can punish by voting out of office those politicians (regardless of party) who have not done so. Political office is a privilege, not a right.
Stop blaming Obama, stop blaming Congress and blame the ones who put them in office — and that would be us. You have another opportunity to make your voice heard around the world. Even if you didn’t vote in the last election, you voted. It would be unpatriotic to make the same mistake twice.
Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. So live responsibly as a citizen. — Romans 13:1 MSG