"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." This quote is from President John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech in January 1961.
Since January 2009 the United States of America has suffered tremendous damage from President Obama's administration and policies and the Democrats in Congress. Now is the time to ask yourself "what can I do for my country."
The upcoming elections in 2014 are the best opportunity to take back our country. We the people must fight back at the ballot box to keep a Republican majority in the U.S. House, and to win a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate this year.
There is now a movement afoot in the military to launch a massive get-out-the-vote drive against the Democrats in Congress. This includes active duty, National Guard, Reserves, retired, and all other prior service members.
I urge all non-military citizens aged 18 and over to also get out the vote. Each of us must take personal responsibility to:
1. Make sure you are registered to vote in 2014. Call the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office at 941-741-3823. They can determine whether or not you are registered.
Once you are registered, ask about the three voting options: absentee ballot, early voting, and Election Day voting. The deadline for registering is today, July 28, 2014. The primary election is on Aug. 26, 2014. The general election is on Nov. 4, 2014.
2. Cast your ballot in both the primary and general elections of 2014.
3. Encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to also do steps 1 and 2 above.
Let's all work together to take back our country ... ballot by ballot.