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Republicans need to get out and vote in the mid-terms of 2022 and take back the power from the Democrats.

Don’t let the Democrats use you!

Posted by Michael Cavalier – Editor

      I am sure that most of you reading this know that midterm elections are just around the corner. And I have no doubt that many of you have been at the tail end of an argument with one or more of your friends or family members as to why their candidate is better than yours. The Democrats need this fighting and arguing to take place in order to ensure their party stays in power. Here’s how it works…

      Try to take a step back from your biases and look at things from all sides. It’s possible that there is a sliver of truth in what the other side is saying. And if there isn’t, it will help maintain a healthy perspective on politics and life, helping us better understand others instead of judging them out of ignorance. Of course, we shouldn’t forget facts either—and facts don’t always bend to conform with our thinking. For instance, Obamacare is struggling and may never reach its full potential because many people don’t want to buy health insurance or can’t afford it.

      Democrats will stop at nothing to stay in power. Democrats are counting on the American people to keep arguing and fighting over politics. The political landscape is in constant flux. A year is not enough time to predict what will happen in two or four years, let alone eight or 12. Asking someone to predict who will win an election, who will succeed politically and why has become a game of chicken among voters and media outlets. Voters want politicians to make these predictions so they can argue about them.

      The politicians give in to that need because it helps them get re-elected when people argue over their predictions instead of scrutinizing their actions. Don’t fall for it! Do your own research on candidates and don’t get caught up in which candidate loses more often. Stop arguing with others—argue against Republicans at every turn; hold them accountable; don’t put up with anything less than what you know you deserve. We all deserve better than we are getting from Donald Trump and his Republican cronies.

      We all love having political debates, but if your goal is to stay informed, these disagreements are doing more harm than good. It’s easy to get caught up in a heated argument, but that’s not what it means to be informed. Instead of engaging in meaningless debates with people who are clearly on either side of an issue, try researching new topics by using only unbiased sources.

      Reading other opinions may open your eyes to new ideas and information you never considered before—and hey, even if it doesn’t change how you feel about an issue, at least you’ll know why that feeling exists. Asking yourself questions like How do I feel about that? Why? What can I learn from another opinion? will help keep things interesting and maybe even enlightening. Don’t fall for clickbait; don’t argue; just educate yourself.

      I myself being a former Democrat can actually tell you, the arguments coming from the Democrats are not just arguments, but controlling. No matter how much discord is in your life, it’s easy to give up hope. You feel alone, or that no one cares about what you have to say. Trust me, I understand. At some point in time, I gave up hope for America’s future. However, when things look bleakest in our nation’s history, there are still good men and women working behind the scenes to make our nation great again.

      Midterm elections are just around the corner. Save your arguments for the Voting Booth… Republicans can and will win midterm elections. No matter how much discord is in your life, it’s easy to give up hope. You feel alone, or that no one cares about what you have to say. Trust me, I understand. At some point in time, I gave up hope for America’s future. However, when things look bleakest in our nation’s history, there are still good men and women working behind the scenes to make our nation great again.

God Bless America, God Bless the Veterans