Make Election Day A National Holiday
The ultimate law of the land in this country, the Constitution, begins with seven simple words that, no matter how the pundits and “experts” try to interpret or spin them, make clear who is, without question, in charge of this great country.
We the People of the United States …
So many people concentrate on the first three, and that’s awesome. But I believe the other four are just as important. Those additional four words make it clear who exactly is in charge; the natural born and legally immigrated people here. And yes, I believe the law that awards automatic citizenship to anyone born to someone who is not a legal resident or has entered the country illegally needs to be repealed immediately.
Back to my point, we have reached a place where politicians (professional politicians as I refer to them because they somehow have managed to turn the position into a profession) have destroyed the ideas and concepts that were created by our founding fathers. Some of them spend as much, if not more, time campaigning and working for themselves in order to stay in office than the people they are supposed to be representing. And care to guess who is to blame for this atrocity? It’s the unthinking drones whose mantra is “I don’t have time,” or “my one vote doesn’t matter.”
Guess what? You got what you deserved, but unfortunately you have dragged down way too many people who do care and are trying to restore at least some semblance of what makes this country great.
One of the biggest problems, created by those professional leeches in Washington, D.C., is how we now have election periods that run almost over the course of the year. Here’s my suggestion: If we can create a federal holiday like Juneteenth(?) why can’t we declare Election Day a holiday, allowing citizens the opportunity go and vote at their convenience. I could see allowing early voting a couple of days before Election Day, but the rest of this goofy crap needs to stop.
“I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out, and yell, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’” – Howard Beale, “Network”
“A Republic, if you can keep it.” – Ben Franklin.
Mayor Vaughan Responsible For Unsafe Streets
Current Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan is obviously clueless on how to get a handle on escalating crime rate that is spiraling out of control in Greensboro. Her words exactly, “We are not going to police our way to lower crime,” according to a recent campaign communication. How much more ignorant can you be as our law-abiding citizens are not even close to being safe in the Greensboro community?
Now you know why there are no campaigns to get guns off the streets, no campaigns to make our streets and by-ways safe, and no campaigns to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities in Greensboro! Meanwhile the criminals continue to carry guns without consequence, smoke dope while driving, and aggravated assaults are rising faster than inflation.
If you have no respect for the law, you have no respect for others and life. Thanks to you, Mayor Vaughan, you are responsible for those that pay absolutely no attention to our traffic laws including speeding, running stop signs, crashing red lights, driving aggressively and committing hit and runs at a level never seen before in Greensboro.
What do think the purpose of law enforcement is? To give out gift cards to criminals and make friends with them? We call the Fire Department to put out fires and protect us. They are also involved in pro-active duties installing smoke alarms to help protect our citizens. Just curious why you don’t think the Greensboro Police Dept. has equal responsibilities.
Have been fishing for years to reveal the culprits responsible for not protecting the safety of our Greensboro citizens? We now know it is you that is responsible.
I agree with Alan whole heartedly on all points. (Yes, even the citizenship by birth topic) By making election day a national holiday, it would open up voting to more people and increase ease of access to voting to be even more representative.
Thank you Chris.
Good ‘ol Jim chasing Windmills. Got get em boomer.
Jim is correct. Since the 60s California has attempted to treat criminals with alternative methods to “policing” which has resulted in a state of chaos where people who have the finances are fleeing in large numbers. Many of my family and friends are now living in NV, AZ, OR, and other states finding our beloved state is quickly turning into a place that is more like the country of Mexico than the beautiful scenic cultural nirvana it once was. Beginning with the “three strikes” law, believing that gang members only needed to have alternative forms of “after school activities” to keep them out of trouble, providing drug paraphernalia and flop houses as well as Narcan and continual drug rehab paid for by the state, constant mental health commitment instead of criminal charges for violent offenses, release instead of deportation of illegals, rights of criminals over the victims, light sentences and the inability of allowing previous records in court testimony, all this has kept criminals on the streets to re-offend and commit more violent crimes on citizens who want to live their lives in peace.
When police aren’t allowed to “police” the criminals the rest of our social system falls into chaos. There is no respect for the laws, no respect for any authority, no respect for teachers, for parents, for a clerk in a store, for a minister, for an elder, for a child, for a doctor. The social structure fails and the criminals, gangs, and hoodlums (laugh if you will for the old-fashioned term but it’s the only polite one I can use) all rule the streets. That’s when there are two choices – to cower in fear or respond back with equal violence. Our government isn’t happy that people are arming themselves in order to protect their families and homes, and themselves from their ignorant government that seems poised to force them to accept a country run by a pack of wolves and is attempting to take away our right to have weapons to defend ourselves.
We are in a period of a great fight of good v evil, right v wrong. Police are generally on the side of right as they arrest those who are doing wrong. They are part of a system of government that protects social stability in order for us to have freedom, peace, and economic prosperity.
You’re right, Deborah.
I have never seen evil so rampant. The Left has infiltrated everything.
more likely is that the economic disparity of the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ is a big part of the crime in CA. Imagine working three jobs and not being able to provide the basics for yourself or a family. Creates a large population of desperate people who will do desperate things. These economic issues are also most likely the bigger reason for people fleeing CA. Many companies are moving east to lower their costs of labor. RDU has several Tech companies that have shifted to NC to reduce labor…which of course drives up cost of living in RDU.
NC having a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour means we have a large group of working poor that take desperate actions and or act out of anger and frustration leading to growing crime as cost of living continues to outpace income.
Policing has never reduced crime. But go ahead and chase your windmills.
And you keep living in your Alice in Wonderland little liberal World.
“Policing has never reduced crime”…! You’re funny! You should be a comedian.
Between you fights with windmills, you should read Freakonomics.
I read Economics for 5 years.
I have a minor in economics and have continued to read and follow several economic thinkers throughout my career. But end of day, these are not complicated topics. Economics 101. Price is a supply and demand issues. OPEC controls 50% of supply. They collude to control price by limiting supply. Or more recently, allowed production to stay high so they priced out US Fracking in 2019 and 2020 so place like the entire state of ND stopped drilling.
Pipelines are just about transportation costs that only make up a very small percentage of cost of oil and gas.
“NC having a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour”
That may be on the books in NC and also at the federal level, but no one is working for that hourly rate. If you can find companies that are paying that rate, please reply.
LOL, not as many since the pandemic woke up a lot of the lower wage work force to how they were getting screwed. But the living wage is at a min. $15 per hour. Many hourly wage jobs pay below $10 per hour here in NC. At 8 or 9 dollars an hour, it isn’t worth the price of gas to drive to work right now. But you be you.
So if no one is paying 7.25, then why not raise the minimum wage?
Good ole chris still trying to touch his a$$ with his nose
I agree with Jim on some points as to citizenship and voting. I think a lot of people have forgotten that our ancestors came here illegally. I’ve said many times that I bet Native Americans wish they had built a wall.
As to voting I agree it should be a national holiday, but I think early voting should be extended. Some people just can’t get there on a given day regardless if it’s a holiday or not.
Just expressing my humble opinion.
As an afterthought. I hope people swarm to the polls to keep Trump from trying to take his throne again.
As I pointed out Michael, I believe there should be a short period to allow for folks to vote early because there may be reasons they cannot get to the polls on Election Day. My concern is the leeches that call themselves politicians will do everything they can keep extending it until we are back where we started.
I call it the nose under the tent syndrome.
Maybe the best thing we can do this year is vote Nancy Vaughan out of a job!!!! We need some physically responsible people in our city government which most of our democrats on the city council are not!!! Vote them out!!!
“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” I’ve felt this for such a long time. I wish more people would. It directs my voting, my email, and calls to politicians, my posts on social media, and my attempt to educate others on the Constitutional issues of politics and how our government operates. It’s a battle of good v evil and we must not stop moving forward. Resist.
Thank you for agreeing Deborah. And please keep up the efforts to educate people on the Constitution While growing up in Ohio U.S.History & Government was a class that was optional as a junior but required as a senior. It was also a required class to graduate. And it was an actual class on History & Government, not indoctrination.
And you are right that it has come to good v. evil, although I see it as freedom v. socialism. They are OUR children and OUR schools.
Sad you see politics as Good versus Evil. End of day, it is just people with different ideas on how to move forward in face of a number of challenges. Stop buying into the langue of people like Austin who claim the left are evil. They aren’t. They just have a different view of our future that attempts to correct for the separation of wealth and has compassion for the less fortunate. Versus the right that believes the playground is fair for all and if you are poor, you are lazy.
People who are Leftists are not necessarily evil, just as Germans in the 1930’s were not necessarily Nazis. Nor have I ever said so. Most Leftists are unthinking and well meaning, because they don’t see the forest for the trees. They don’t see the big picture.
My mother was a lifelong socialist. I honestly believe she thought she was on the side of right, but she was profoundly deluded. On a couple of occasions we argued a particular issue, and eventually she’d come around (I’m a good salesman!). But – to my astonishment – whenever the same issue would happen to come up years later, she would have reverted to her original position.
If you really want to understand why the political Left is a vehicle for evil, I refer you to my Letter to the Editor last year (“What’s it All About”).
Uh, I was responding to a comment by Deborah. Such a nutter you think it is always about you?
Did you not make a snide, gratuitous reference to me?
Read it again, and do try harder (hint: look for the word “Austin”).
I just refer to Republicans pushing the Big Lie as a last grasp at holding power to feed the thin skin of Trump who lost a free and fair election. A Big Lie that was pushed even when their own staff told him their was no evidence or proof and most of the allegations where baseless. A Big Lie that led to the first violent raid of congress to stop the foundation of democracy of a peaceful transfer of power. A Big Lie that motivated a political base to threaten the lives of innocent election workers.
THAT is evil and NOT making America great again.
Ok chris maybe politics should not be good vs. evil but they sure as hell are the haves and have nots They don’t give a crap about ordinary people
Well. I hope you don’t support the republican candidates in national government…there are far more THEY in the Trump party given they continue to push the Big Lie over the will of the people who voted against him or for Biden. While the senior leaders in the Dem party are very THEY centered as well, at least their is Bernie speaking for the average American struggles.
Bernie is a socialist old fool who couldn’t find his butt with both hands even with two democrats helping him
There is Blood on Mayor Vaughan’s Hands for allowing Greensboro Police Officer’s not to do their Sworn Duty to enforce all laws! Results include Murders, Traffic Deaths, Drug Overdoses, Vandalism, Mangled and Crippled Citizens! The only Vote Mayor Vaughan would get from me would be a vote for Impeachment. Personally I not only consider her actions to be irresponsible, but to be Criminal?
I don’t live in Greensboro (thanks be to God)but I completely understand and agree with you. She is a classic example of the “professional politician” syndrome that affects those of her ilk.
MANDATORY TERM LIMITS!!!