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Staying home is not an option

November 02, 2018 - 06:00
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Guest Columnist

I am one of the geeky people that has looked forward to voting since I was a child.

My parents have voted in every election since I can remember, and have instilled in myself and my siblings the extreme importance of exercising our rights to vote when we come of age.

I firmly believe that exercising our constitutional rights is one of, if not, the single most important duty we must uphold as Americans.

The 2018 midterm election season has been quite an interesting process.

This campaign season has been filled with radical ideas and statements.

During the campaign, I would hear some people say that they are not going to vote because they “don’t like either candidate.”

To me the idea of staying home from the polls is one of the most un-American things that a person could do.

The fact of the matter is, if you stay home from the polls the odds are you are going to get the government you deserve.

For me, staying home from the polls has never and will never be an option.

Too much is at stake in elections to simply stay home and allow things to play out without speaking up.

There are citizens in countries all over the globe that would literally kill for the opportunity to elect their

government leaders.

We Americans are guilty of taking our incredible constitutional rights for granted and growing complacent.

We must stay vigilant and active, through encouraging our friends to vote and creating a non-partisan excitement for elections.

As I stepped up to the voting machine for the first time this past saturday, my heart was pounding, not a nervous pounding, but a pounding of excitement.

I found myself standing in front of the machine with a few very clear choices in front of me.

When weighing the choices of candidates for Governor of Georgia, the first thing I looked to do was vote my morals and convictions.

Being a bit of a policy wonk, the second thing I looked at was economic and social policies.

I consider the state of Georgia extremely blessed to have a candidate on the ballot that stands for good morals and sound economic policy.

I was beyond excited to cast my vote Brian Kemp to be the 83rd Governor of Georgia.

Kemp has a proven track record of success in the public and private sectors.

He believes in the same small Government principles that I hold dear and I believe he will work hard to put Georgians first ahead of the special interest.

Over the last two years I have had to opportunity to get to know the Kemp family personally and have seen first hand Brian’s passion for the state of Georgia.

I have absolutely no doubt that Brian Kemp will to continue the great success that we have seen in recent years and lead us forward to even more success.

For this first-time voter, the decision was easy. I hope you will join me in electing men and women of good character and conservative principles on Election Day.