The law in 29 states requires an employer to give time off to vote. Some with pay. This link State Laws on Voting will show you the law in your state. In Texas, where I live, the law also requires the employer to give paid time off! Yeah!
The founding fathers, who wrote the Constitution of the United States, were pretty smart, They formed our government of 3 equal branches.
A fail-safe should a misogynist, xenophobic, racist, or bully, be elected as President of the United States, there are two other governing branches to keep him in check. Just like a 3-legged stool, if one leg breaks the entire thing tumbles over.
Our 3 branches preventany President from becoming an autocraticruler or dictator. What can keep that from happening?
YOU, Congress and the Supreme Court.
It takes all three of these branches to make our laws.
It is imperative that you vote!
Vote to level the Congressional leg of our government.
Vote for those who fought to give us this freedom.
Vote for healthcare, clean water, education and a better future for our kids.
Vote your conscience.
Your vote is needed and will count.
Does your state give time off for voting?
Did you know that 29 states gave time off to vote, and some gave paid time off?
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Right or Left all agree on the need for term limits.
I’m taking a break from my usual subject to write about change.
So here’s an interesting fact.
According to McLaughlin & Associates who in January 2018, conducted a National Survey regarding term limits in Congress. The result…
The American people overwhelming approve of term limits.
This isn’t news. Most voters have stated in other surveys, again and again, they believe term limits are a good thing. Unfortunately, most of our esteem elected officials disagree. I understand why. Really, who wouldn’t want to stay put in a job that pays well, has a great pension and lifetime healthcare? But, unlike Congress, most people are forced to retire after twenty-five or thirty years on the job.
But voters don’t need a law to enforce term limits. We, the people, can instill our own set of limits. How?
Vote out lifers.
So many of our representatives in Congress have no idea what is happening in the life of everyday people. Many can’t send an email, they’ve got interns for such menial stuff. They don’t even understand how to search the Internet. Or how to discern fake news from real news. When an elected official can’t speak intelligently about current changes in society or relate to their constituents, it’s time they go.
After too many years of an ineffective Congress, it’s time for a change.
It’s time to vote in new blood, and younger representatives. Representatives who understand how, with the click of a button, a person’s life can be turned upside down. That, thanks to the internet, our world is becoming a little smaller every day. Without the knowledge and understanding, Congress cannot protect us from a tsunami of technology surely coming.
Electing the same Senators and Congressmen, year after year and hoping for a better outcome, for an effective government, we are in the words of Albert Einstein, insane.
Let’s get off the government hamster wheel, going nowhere and accomplishing nothing. Send a message to Congress – Vote this November and let your voice count.
Let’s elect new blood into the House and Senate. It’s time to thank the old guard for their service and send them home. Vote this November.
Although some have accused me of changing my blog from a writing blog to a political blog, this is not the case. Writers have used their skill with words to convey emotions, and positions for centuries. So as a writer, I’m using my words to write how I feel about the climate in our country today. Because I do not consent.
Please don’t remain silent. Silence is consent.
I do not consent to the power grab happening in Washington DC. Do you?
I do not consent to the violation of our first amendment. Do you?
I do not consent to filling internment camps with crying babies. Do you?
I do not consent to throwing out due process laws? Do you?
I do not consent to the ransom of innocent children for a damn wall? Do you?
I do not consent to keep silent. I will contact Congress, use my voice to speak for what is right. Will you?
The proverbial saying ‘power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely’ conveys the opinion that, as a person’s power increases, their moral sense diminishes.
Is this happening in our country now?
The First Amendment in our Constitution guarantees freedom of the press, yet our government is refusing access to the press. Why? What are they hiding in these child internment camps?
Do we still live in a democracy?
We do not elect dictators, we elect leaders to serve the people. Remind Washington of that. There is no law that requires the separation of children from their parents.
And even if the new Executive Order prevents future separations of children from their parents, no process has been put in place to reunite those torn asunder.
No matter where you stand on immigration, jailing small children by the thousands or confining families indefinitely, is wrong. There must be a better way.