By Kasey Jachim
I have been active in our local Republican and Tea Party groups since 2008. I currently volunteer at the local Romney Victory Office and have had an opportunity to meet some wonderful Patriots. One thing I have noticed in the past few weeks is the fact that the Obama campaign is not getting the message!
Recently a young voter, who just turned 18, came in for signs and stickers. He is so excited and enthusiastic about his ‘first time’ and is proud to be voting for Mitt Romney. He is spreading the word around his community college and hopes to encourage other young conservatives to vote.
Another young voter, who is a recent college graduate looking for full-time employment, recently expressed her concern about the economy and lack of jobs for those entering the workforce. She said she could afford her own birth-control if she had a decent full-time job, she didn’t need the government in her business.
A woman recently came in asking for a voter registration form. She is 51 years old and will be voting for the ‘first time’ in her life. She said this election is the most important in our lifetime and she is afraid for herself, her family and our country.
A lovely lady about 80 years young came in for some yard signs and expressed her concern over the administration’s ignorance regarding seniors. She wondered ‘just how stupid Obama thinks seniors are.’ She said she was deeply concerned about the economy and the debt we are leaving our grandchildren much more than she was concerned about Medicare and Social Security. I know that is why I am volunteering and writing this blog – not for me but for my innocent grandchildren who have no voice.
A gentleman came in to pick up Absentee Ballots for his grandparents who were too ill to go to the polls. He said “Granny was upset that she might not be able to vote” so he was making sure she could and that her voice would be heard.
Several of us discussed how often people have mentioned prayer and how important and powerful it can be. One of the volunteers said God gave us Obama to wake us up and may now be ready to help us. I know I pray daily!
Finally, I met a gentleman who was visibly shaking and was so distraught over the thoughts of another four years of Obama he had tears in his eyes. Several of us began reminiscing about our younger years of Memorial Day Parades, prayer in school, pride in America and all things made in America. We then compared them to the current day destruction of America and all things made in America. The gentleman then looked at all of us and said, “I am afraid if Obama wins, this could very well be our last free election.”
After the chills subsided, I began another silent prayer.
Please reach out to those who may need assistance getting to the polls and encourage everyone you know to pray and to vote as if their life depended on it – because it just might.
Also, please read The Grey-Haired Brigade when you get the chance…..
- “Voices Without A Vote” – Powerful Video By a Group of Young Americans Who Have No Vote (lettingfreedomring.com)
- The 10 Terrible Provisions of Obamacare You May Not Have Heard Of (lettingfreedomring.com)