It is common for people to question how much of a difference their vote makes. Sometimes it can be difficult to believe one vote, one voice, really matters. Each of us has one voice, but collectively each voice adds to the next. Many like minded people that are determined to voice their opinion will make a difference. Your voice, if you chose to use it, makes a big difference over time.
Don’t like your choices for the bigger races? You can make a difference now in future national level elections by carefully evaluating who to vote for at the most local levels. It doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time for those votes to matter in the higher profile elections, but it does happen eventually.
Think about those running for US Senate and US Congress. Those running around Washington didn’t start out in national politics. So who are they and where did they come from? Most have held some sort of state level elected position. Many have come from the state legislature. If you look a their political resume, they have been in politics for awhile, haven’t they?
Where do the state senators come from? How many have held positions elected positions with a city, county, or NRD? It seems that most of them have. Of course there are those that buck the trend, but most have been involved in politics at a local level before moving on to state wide positions, which sets them on a path to run for national level politics.
Think about the power you hold in putting only solid individuals that share your views on freedom, liberty, and individual rights into local elected offices. When each of us pays closer attention to the smaller races we get good people elected into those positions. That lays the seed for better representation at the next level of government. So in a way, aren’t the local races many people ignore more important than the larger races? Don’t like your choices in the big races? Fix it by putting good people in office at the local level.
Rod Moeller -President NFOA