Then something took place to wake them from their stupor now that it's too late. As early as the next morning listening to victory speeches, they learn after the vote that the winner favors a major change in the law impacting something of importance to them and they find themselves screaming bloody murder and want something done about it. Yet, the position was clear from the candidate for anybody with a minimally inquisitive mind to find for himself, but the lazy potential voter just couldn't be bothered at the time. He or she was hurrying to get home and become a couch potato instead of standing in line despite the fact that many other ways to vote early could have been used.
Are you or anyone you know one of those people? And they answer is, of course, some of us are and more than likely we'll rail about the issue for a short span and then go about our merry way, focusing in our free time on the big game or what so and so is doing and wearing in Hollywood and other such drivel. I know that sounds sarcastic but maybe a little sarcasm is in order for those of us who live in the nation with more freedom and riches than most just take our blessings for granted and think that will never change. If we continue on in the way we're going, that will change and it will not be a good change. It will be with the greatest experiment in world history in self-governance going down the tubes of tyranny while we stand by sucking our thumbs and wondering how it happened. Look at the mess that our politicians have done with things and the corruption that runs rampant. And why? Because they know when the average voter starts to pay attention they will hear all of the great buzzwords and the short soundbyte ads that are pleasing to their ears and, voila, the low information voters will vote them in again. And, based upon past experience with only a few exceptions, they will be right.
With the next presidential and congressional elections coming up in almost exactly one year, how about every citizen living up to what the Founders expected of us and paying attention from the standpoint of what we believe. Forget the hype and think about what we really believe in and measure the candidates against those beliefs. Don't just listen to their words and the media which is also biased, look at their records and realize that what they do is really who they are, not what they say. It is going to take Americans who work hard and try to do what is right to pay attention and evaluate with their God-given minds before casting that next big vote. Remember, this also includes local elections where local politicians have more direct influence on things dramatically impacting usu and fast than any other level of politics. And to whatever degree we can, get involved for what we believe in. There are some who do and they push it and push it hard. If we disagree, we have to stand up with the other point of view and influence all we can with good and honest information. Only a concerted effort about gaining good information and finding the truth, an effort which takes some of our free time, can do that for us but it will be worth it. And then vote and the odds improve greatly that we won't wake up after the next election and learn that what we thought could not happen but just might happen and much sooner than we expected. At the very least, we will be able to vigorously and actively complain about it because at least we participated.