|Are We Underutilizing Our Most Precious National Resource – Our Founding Principles?|
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|Written by Ginny Grimsley|
|Tuesday, 12 November 2013 15:55|
3 Truths About Our Country that Support Freedom, Civil
Peace & Prosperity
In a recent CNN poll, 75 percent of respondents said U.S. House Republicans don’t deserve re-election. That could bode poorly for either party next year, when all 435 House seats are up for grabs.
That’s because it’s likely only a small group of Americans will decide our country’s future, says historian and researcher Merrilyn Richardson. Traditionally, only 40 percent of eligible voters turn out for mid-term elections on average, compared with 60 percent for presidential elections.
In the Senate, 33 seats could change, which could tip the balance of power for the subsequent six years.
“Voting is just one of the many privileges too many citizens of the United States take for granted,’’ says Richardson, a former editor of Air Force Bases newspapers and author of “You ARE God: The Challenge to Achieve Christ Consciousness in the Modern Era,” (www.merrilynrichardson.com). “Many do not believe the rights they have enjoyed their entire lives can be taken away from them, but they are wrong.”
It takes actively involved citizens to protect our fragile democracy, Richardson says. The American origin story and its legacy are not only unique to our globe, they’re nothing short of miracles and we need to advocate for what we enjoy.
She reviews three inspiring founding U.S. principles.
About Merrilyn Richardson
Merrilyn Richardson received a degree in journalism from Texas Tech University and was editor of Air Force Bases newspapers. At 89, she has spent decades searching for truth and found that studying spiritual subjects provides a basis for understanding our human condition. Her latest book, “You ARE God: The Challenge to Achieve Christ Consciousness in the Modern Era,” is a concise glimpse of American history and other events that have affected individuals worldwide. She is a founding member of the Center for Spiritual Living in Midland, Texas. Her two previous books were “Initiation of the Master” and “The Master’s Quest, an End to Terrorism.”
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