We are rapidly approaching Election Day, a time when another president will be elected to hold that office for four years. Along with the election, there are a number of other political candidates seeking an office of a seat of power.
So much is happening on a daily basis it’s hard to keep up with all of it. There is trouble in the housing market, high food prices, job losses, investments tanking, government taking over more and more, taxes eating into every phase of our lives and politicians barking promises they can’t keep. It seems we have more problems in this country than Dick Tracy.
For myself, I read a lot, listen to the news, and try to keep up with what’s going on. However, I go back to basic principles—that which is right and wrong and that which is moral in our actions. I view things not from my personal value system, but from a recognition and understanding of universal principles, those undeviating, immutable laws of the universe as expressed in the Ten Commandments and the Declaration of Independence.
In that connection, it’s an appropriate time to discuss voting.
Thousands are already flocking to the polls to register and vote in the upcoming election. More and more every day we hear of so many perpetrating fraud at the polls. It’s beginning to seem epidemic it’s so pervasive. The lying on applications to steal votes is happening in many states already.
So the question is, what’s wrong with voting? Is voting and majority rule moral? Is the secrecy of it right and correct? We are taught from early childhood that voting is a wonderful thing; that it’s our patriotic duty to go to the polls and vote. Some are so passionate about voting they will tell the non-voter, if you don’t vote you get what you deserve and if you don’t like it, move to another country.
When you vote you make a choice. You express a preference of one candidate over another. There is nothing implicitly bad about choosing. We are making choices all the time as we go about our daily business. Choice is the essence of the free enterprising system.
However, making a choice at the ballot box is different. It’s seeking a monopoly of control over others. Majority rules and when this happens, it means all minorities are bound by the decisions others make. It’s an act binding to all and those who disagree with the majority are controlled by views they have chosen not to agree with. The minorities are forced to act as the majority chooses. Consequently, the political voting process is simply DISGUISED COERCION, a method of using coercion and violence for all to bow down to the dictates of the political power of others—the majority. It’s a political corruptive system that forces all to bow to the dictates of some.
This method of pretense to solve problems by majority rule is a process that removes individual responsibility. Inasmuch as freedom by definition is self-responsibility and self-control, when individual responsibility is removed by whatever method, and in the case of voting that is majority rule, we are like a ship without a rudder. We can no longer exercise self-control and self-responsibility because it has arbitrarily been removed by a majority. Regardless of any conclusions to the contrary, no one is responsible.
This is so self-evident in the current crisis in this country, a crisis political government is attempting to solve with a $700 billion bailout tag. Everyone is blaming everyone else. Wall Street blames the government. The government blames Wall Street. Then they start blaming individuals and groups. Everyone is flailing around like a chicken with its head cut-off. No one accepts responsibility, yet tries to mask the problem by trying to find someone to blame. It’s systemic. It’s like trying to blame the water below when the cables of a suspension bridge break causing the collapse of the bridge. Instead of facing the cause, the removal of individual responsibility by the voting process causes no one to be responsible and yet everyone is seeking a solution from the effects.
Might makes right is the assumption of political voting. An assumption that right comes in numbers. Have we forgotten about Hitler? Towards the end of his reign when he feared the rebellion of the people, they were rounded up in trucks with armed guards, transported to the polls at gunpoint to vote for him.
When a vote of choice is used in the marketplace, there is no force or coercion that affects others. Others are untouched by our individual decisions. It is the political voting process that ensures the desires of some is imposed upon all.
For a decent honest person, there is only one moral route to take. He must refrain from coercing others to knuckle under to his desires. Contrary to the individual he is coercing, participating in the voting process is a means of placing some in power over all, to rule and take their property. It is immoral.
For many of us when we think about freedom and love of our country, a feeling of love and devotion wells up in us, which is not connected to political government that is simply a group of human beings, holding a monopoly of privilege and force . . . the takers, makers and shakers.
Patriotism is greater than the government. It is more than saluting the flag and celebrating July 4. It is self-respect and acting with respect towards others, respecting the boundaries of property of others. Patriotism is appreciating all those who have fought and died so we might be free. The secret of patriotism is love of freedom and assuming the self-responsibility and self-control it requires. Freedom is the bedrock of patriotism. Patriotism is not subservient to men in political government who victimize us. They are not America. You are.
Right and wrong does not come in numbers like majority rule. That which is right comes from a principle, and freedom is a principle, not some value judgment concocted by man. Freedom is a condition we are endowed with by a creator.
Voting is not a right as presidential candidate John McCain stated a few days ago. It’s a privilege bestowed upon individuals by political government. Government decides who can and cannot vote in secrecy. Freedom is a state of existence bestowed upon every living human being, by a power greater than we are. Political governments restricts and curtails individual freedom and personal property rights. Senator McCain is wrong. Voting is not a right. He stated it’s the greatest right we have. That’s how confused he is.
Political government solves no problems, despite the continuing speeches to the contrary. It creates problems. Nevertheless, by attempting to solve the problems it creates, it manipulates the American citizens into believing it is a problem solver.
The genius and accomplishments of a free people solves problems. And we do not need a lesson in devotion from government to be taught devotion to that which belongs to us.
It is past due time to wake up out of a slumber, and at this time of crisis in particular, which apparently has so many confused about right and wrong in general.
Truth is that which is an absence of a lie.
Let Freedom Ring!