So I got a call Wednesday morning. “We need FOID cardholders to vote their guns!” was the message.
Well, no kidding.
Problem is that most “normal people” in Illinois think their votes don’t count. Between election integrity concerns (that’s spelled mail-in ballot fraud), gerrymandering, and the Dem Machine politics, plenty of ordinary people think “why bother” when it comes to voting.
Here’s Darren Bailey’s thoughts on all this…
Darren Bailey, a man who has spent as much time running against the establishment Republicans as he has against Democrats, spoke in Charleston at our January 2024 meeting. He came following his announcements at the first of the year that “I will not comply” with Governor Pritzker’s gun registration scheme.
He noted that less than half of the normal people in our state came out and voted in 2022, in part because a lot of them didn’t vote think their votes really mattered. Even worse, when we do elect good people, too often they don’t stand up and fight back, but instead the join the “go along to get along” caucus and do nothing.
Or worse yet, they tell voters they are strongly pro-gun and then sell us out. Such as in the case of Congressman Mike Bost. Bost talks a good game on guns at home but in Washington, he advocates for gun control measures. And when the votes weren’t there to pass gun control schemes, Bost joined disgraced Rep. Adam Kinzinger to call on the ATF to ban bump stocks through improper administrative rule-making.
2024’s elections can be a catalyst for change. Your vote surely does count, particularly in local races like school boards, judges, state’s attorneys, sheriffs and town councils. Those votes also count and then some for county and state officials. Sure, Illinois probably won’t be voting red for President anytime soon, but Bailey urged everyone to make sure those normal people in their circle of friends gets out and votes. Those votes do count!
Your votes only count if you cast them!
We must urge our normal friends (you can pass over college kids and recent grads who have been “woke-ified”) to actually go cast ballots in both the primary election in March and in the General Election in November.
If you don’t vote, you vote doesn’t count!