wonít win if you lack integrity. Airplanes that
arenít built with integrity are not safe to fly.
Nothing built, managed, or pursued without integrity will be
as solid and as strong as it could otherwise be. And to
keep your freedom you will need all the strength and grit you
can muster. And if you keep voting for people you know
are criminals, potential criminals, or people who are willing
to tolerate criminals, you are not going to live in a country
that operates with integrity, or one that is governed by the
rule of law.
I know that
you believe that if you vote for third party or
independent candidates for public office that you are wasting
your vote, because you believe that other people will not vote
with integrity. You believe they will continue to vote
for the least worst criminal or potential criminal among the
two major party candidates, and you would rather have what you
think is the least worst criminal in power than the
worst one. This strategy will never work.
Never! It is strategy that guarantees that criminals
will always be in power.
So maybe you believe
that among the two main choices at least one of them is not a
criminal or someone who is willing to tolerate criminals. Thatís just because you
haven't done enough research to find out what kinds of policies
those candidates have pursued in the past.
You havenít done your research with integrity. Iím
not talking about the policies they say they believe in and
will pursue of elected; Iím
talking about the policies the record shows they have actually
pursued. And if among the policies they have pursued is
not a record of faithful striving to keep their oath of office
or pledge of allegiance, which is to say, a persistent effort
to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, then they are not worthy of
holding office. And I am not talking just about the
office of President of the United States. Iím talking
about any and every office where you get to vote for a
candidate and he or she must take an oath of office before
How can you
overcome the possibility that when you vote for someone who is
truly worthy of your trust, someone else will, at least at
first, have a better chance to win than your candidate? You canít. You
can only try as hard as you can to convince others to vote
with integrity too. If a majority of citizens will not
eventually figure out that their freedom and their happiness
depends on their integrity, and vote accordingly, we will all
surely lose. And if you canít understand that your freedom
and happiness depends on your integrity and you continue to
live and vote with your integrity impaired, you will lose.
By now you should be able to see that you have already lost a
great deal. You will continue to lose until you align
your words and actions with what you really want.
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