Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:21 PM
redstatebluegirl (1,091 posts)
We need to worry about State elections not the national ones!
I have posted this on a couple of things today, the one about Oklahoma and evolution, now North Dakota has passed a personhood bill.
People are conditioned to vote in large numbers in the national elections due to all the publicity attached. While we watch those elections with anticipation, the republicans are filling our state legislatures with nutcases. Not just the state legislature, I went to town council meeting last week and met two tea party nutcases who have been elected. They were stupid and asked dumb questions but they have two votes and chair a couple of committees.
It is being done so quietly. The republican plan is to pack the states with these people and dilute the power of the federal government through state rights. We must be vigilant, we must impress upon people how important ALL ELECTIONS are if we want to see issues important to us go forward.
All elections, school board, county commissioner, dog catcher all of them! As I have posted before, my Dad always told me that local elections were more important because they can mess with your life more than the national elections.
Wake up America, your democracy is being stolen, one small election at a time.
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We need to worry about State elections not the national ones! (Original post)
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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:54 PM
gainesvillenole (10 posts)
2. I agree with you 100%!
We have concentrated on Presidential and congressional elections the last 20 years and ignored the state and local elections, paticularly in Florida. A bat-shit crazy state legislature and governor have gerrymandered state and congressional districts so even though Florida is a purple going on blue state Democrats continue to lose ground. We all MUST re-focus on local elections!