Go Vote in Illinois

Go vote, please.  Please.  Vote now. Don’t Put It Off!! 

Did you know that ObamaCare is my fault? 

Of course, it is.  Read my story below the clock.

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I didn’t vote in 2006.  You know why? 

I put it off.

I decided not to stop on my way to work in the morning.  Why? I’ll have plenty of time tonight, I thought. I’ll stop on my way home.

But guess what.

An emergency at work.  I didn’t get out until 6:30. 

I still had time, but it was raining.  And there was major construction on my default path home.  And between the rain and traffic and dark and leaves, two cars collided.

I got to the polling place—drove past it—at 7:18. 

What happened? 

Nancy Pelosi became Speaker.  The economy tanked. Obamacare passed.

Blame it on me.

Just don’t burden yourself with guilt like mine. 

Vote early. Carry out your duty.  Exercise your privilege. 

Vote. 

And vote for Rodger Cook for Congress in IL-12.

Every Election Counts

Next Election:  4 weeks from today.

 

I need a favor.  This will only take you a minute (tops), but it’s very important that you do it right now. 

I will step you through it.

1.  Get a pen or pencil and something to write on—preferably a journal or appointment calendar.

2. Go to April 5, 2011,  or write April 5, 2011, if not using a calendar or dated journal.

3. Under April 5, write the following:

     a.  Election Day

     b.  My polling place is:  [name it]

     c.  I plan to vote [time of day]

     d. I will be coming from [place] and will take [major road/highway]

     e.  Immediately before voting, I will be [what you’ll be doing—work, fixing breakfast, taking kids to school, etc.]

     f.  Come hell or high water, though, I will vote on April 5

There.  You’re done.  You’ve developed a personal voting plan to ensure you don’t forget to vote on April 5. 

 

L.K. Wood for County Assessor - Saint Louis CountyIf you live in St. Louis County, Chip Wood is the conservative Republican running for the newly created office of Assessor.  I like Chip Wood because he’s a no-nonsense, grassroots conservative like me.  He will make sure property taxes in the county are fair.

Jesse Irwin - Candidate for 10th Ward Alderman - St. Louis, MO

If you live in the city, Jesse Irwin is running a fabulous campaign for 10th Ward Alderman.  I like Jesse because he can represent all of the people of 10th Ward to help stop the city’s population hemorrhage.  

 

 

Oh, and one more little favor.  Get 5 of your friends to make their voting plans today because every election counts toward restoring the American republic.

Do You Hear The People Sing?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1iBjVlg6lw&w=480&h=385]It's been almost two years since we met. At the time, I had no idea where this was going. Or what I was doing.

I still don't know what I'm doing, but we all know where America is headed.

Beginning Tuesday, because of your passionate, tireless efforts, America is returning to the right course to meet the destiny our founders envisioned.

On Tuesday, your vote, joined with millions of others, will turn the country around.  Or at least arrest the dangers drift we've been on.

We will elect national candidates like Ed Martin and Roy Blunt.  We'll replace the pro-Obama Auditor with Tom Schweich.  And we'll elect countless qualified State legislators like Paul Curtman, Gary Fuhr, Brian Nieves, and others.

Join us Tuesday evening for a watch party and celebration at 4512 Hampton Avenue, just south of Hampton Village.  We'll have trolley service to Ed Martin's and Gary Fuhr's celebrations.

Thank you for the most amazing journey of my life.  And thank God it's only the beginning.

4 Questions You Must Answer Right Now

paris_vote On Tuesday, Missouri becomes the first state in the union to vote on ObamaCare. If being a Tea Partyer means anything, it means you vote Yes on Prop C on Tuesday.  I urge not to wing it. 

Most elections, I wake up and think “it’s election day.”  Then I take a shower and go to work.  I think about stopping to vote, but I don’t want to walk into the office at 9:00.  So I decide to skip out early to vote instead.  Then a big meeting pops up late in the day, and I don’t get out until 5:30. Then traffic sucks.  Then I stop to get a loaf of bread and decide I need to run home, drop off the bread, change, and then go vote.  And I do.  But I barely make it, I’m in a long line, and I’m cursing myself for being so unprepared for such a simple task. 

So here’s what you can do right now to make yourself a far better voter than me.  Answer these questions for yourself right now. Write down the questions and answers on a sheet of paper.  And keep that paper with you until you’ve voted Tuesday, August 3.

Question One:  Do you plan to vote on Tuesday, August 3?

*Yes or no. 

Question Two:  What time of day do you plan to vote on August 3?

* Morning, Lunch, Afternoon, Evening?

Question Three:  Where will you be coming from when you vote on August 3? 

* Depends upon time of time, probably, so think about traffic, etc.

Question Four:  What will you be doing immediately before voting?

* This is important. If you’re doing something that involves a bunch of kids, for instance, or your dog, what will you do with them while you vote?

Missouri’s Secretary of State expects 24 percent turnout statewide.  That’s a big jump from the 2008 primaries when only 16 percent voted.  Have your plan in place for voting right now.  Don’t let circumstances overcome your chance to vote Yes on Proposition C and to decide numerous important primaries.

St. Louis County Votes

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 6, is Election Day in St. Louis County.  In some places, especially throughout South County, the only measure on the ballot is Proposition A: a sales tax increase.

Prop A’s backers—principally County Exec Charlie Dooley and Chesterfield Mayor John Nations—claim this tax increase of up to $650 per family will allow Metro to grow. You know otherwise.

  • Dooley and Nations cannot point to a specific plan.  They point to four. 
  • They cannot tell you how much any of the four plans costs.  They tell you, “a lot more than we’ve got.” 
  • They cannot tell you that Proposition A will cover the cost of expansion. It will not. 
  • They cannot tell you Proposition A won’t pay for the sins of the past. It will. 
  • They cannot tell you that Proposition A will be enough to run Metro for five years without another tax increase.  It won’t. 
  • They cannot tell you that Proposition A will make lives of the poor and disabled better.  It won’t
  • Dooley and Nations cannot give you one positive reason to raise your taxes. They can only give excuses.

In short, Proposition A is just another progressive strategy for taking your money and giving it to politicians to spent.

Vote No on Proposition A on Tuesday, April 6. No excuses.