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Bad Government is Elected by Good Citizens who Don’t Vote

by Mike Payne

Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people,” opined early 20th-century pastor Harry Emerson Fosdick. Nowhere is that more accurate than here in central Texas. 

It is incumbent upon every citizen to not only register to vote, but to go to the polls to make your will known when it comes to those who will govern us, keeping in mind that you are choosing the people who will determine your quality of life with their decisions. We must be ever vigilant that we do not follow the lead of [The People’s Republic of] Travis County and invite the craziness that’s going on around the country into Williamson County.

Up to this point, even throughout this pandemic, Williamson County has maintained its status as one of the strongest economic powers in the entire United States. That could easily be wiped away at the ballot box by electing candidates who would declare that, in order to be “fair”, we must become more like Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, or any one of the myriad cities that have allowed left wing ideology, and even anarchism to proliferate. 

Remember, Texas, and Williamson County specifically, is being flooded by expatriates from California, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and other states that have literally placed their citizens in hundreds of billions of dollars in debt by attempting to offer a “cradle-to-grave” government nanny-state.

My admonition to my Republican friends, and especially those who hold positions of influence, is to remember what we are fighting against—and, it certainly should not be against each other. Let us rise to defeat this formidable challenge that is working to shred the very fabric of what makes Williamson County one of the most desirable places to live in the entire United States.

Even if you have never voted before, do not stay home this November. Do not let what you’ve worked for your entire life be taken away from you in an instant. Make your voice heard—go vote!

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