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by | Jan 12, 2024 | Government, Politics | 0 comments

We have entered into the long grind of another election year. Most of us hate these cycles while recognizing their growing importance.

Most of the attention will be paid on who, among two candidates, will be the next president of the United States. But is that really the only way we can preserve our freedoms? The short answer is no.

The freedoms of America are not based on what comes out of Washington D.C., but instead on what comes from We The People. With the exception of the Deep State, we elect who resides in the White House and who walks the Halls of Congress. They are paid to regulate the Deep State – but don’t count on it.

It's almost guaranteed whether a Democrat or Republican is our next president, things won’t get much better. But what can help to change things is who is elected locally – think about it – please.

For those unfamiliar with the Doctrine of Lesser Magistrates, just type it into your local search engine and read what comes up – We The People have far more constitutional power than you might think. It’s a Christian doctrine but you don’t have to go to a Christian church to qualify. It’s in the Constitution as reported by Brian Eschen in his presentation of Pastor Matthew Trewhella’s book “The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates.”

Eschen writes, “Our system of government was designed with the separation of powers, not only between the three branches of the federal government, but also between the states and local authorities. … In practice, what this means is that even the lowest (or the most local elected official) has been given the duty and also granted the authority to protect the citizens under his (or her) care from tyrannical rulers. For instance, if the President proclaims an order contrary to the Constitution, a state governor can ignore that order and protect the citizens in his state from prosecution. This would also mean a city council could do the same against a governor; a sheriff against a county board of supervisors; etc.”

So, instead of trying to decide between two presidential candidates you know little about, you can learn plenty about your local candidates for sheriff, school board, supervisor, city council, or whatever. They likely live in the same town, district, or county as you do.

There are Republican and Democrat central committees that can give voters excellent insight as to who each candidate is. Meet the folks on that committee and talk to them, then talk to the candidates. If that candidate is tied to Washington, D.C., check NO. And, do not count on your local news outlets to do that for you.

The dangers of political bias run deep on all levels. Protect yourself by writing down what you want and seek the candidate(s) that comes closest to it. It’s unlikely a single candidate will offer everything you desire so prioritize. Otherwise, the closest you’ll ever come to getting the complete package is to run for office, yourself.

So, instead of stressing out over who becomes president, take care of business at home. It may not be foolproof, but it’s your best defense against the foolishness that comes out of Washington.