Nothing Is As Scary As Election Day

By Sherry Mann

The song “My Dear Country” by Norah Jones was a good accompaniment for the way I felt after the primary results came in, and Ron Paul and other liberty candidates such as Bill Yarbrough failed to secure their respective victories.

“’Cause we believed in our candidate,
But even more it’s the one we hate.”

But the really scary truth is that our candidates didn’t fail. We did.

What’s the reason? Certainly our news outlets didn’t help. The electronic voting machines are suspect. (If you still doubt that, read former Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner’s Everest Report). It’s also easy to blame the big money interests.

So if we needed a day to have a good cry or lament on how terribly unfair it all is — that’s fine. Unfortunately, (considering how it’s going) ‘We the People’ are the ones ultimately responsible for the decisions of ‘US’. Harold Thomas points out in his new book, “Not so long ago, spelling out the idea of personal responsibility would have insulted nearly everyone’s intelligence” (Chapter 4, Governing Ourselves: How Americans Can Regain Their Freedom). He then, understandably, described it. And the idea is important because responsibility will always win out over authority, and therefore is the ultimate weapon against it.

Though big, spoiled and unruly, the government is our child and we are its masters. As its master, we are the ones who have funded it, created it, and allowed it to get this spoiled rotten in the first place, so we must not spare the truth — which is one of the biggest rods we can wield. The other power we have is our checkbook, and we can vote for this and vote against that, with it. When my child misbehaves, at the very least, I withhold money. Will you choose to stop or reward your holy terror this April 18? Do you put your money where your liberty is? You should. Because there are much scarier things than election day.

Sherry Mann is the publisher of The Liberty Voice. She may be reached at 614.209.2971 or

Jason Rink is the Editor-in-Chief of The Liberty Voice. Executive Director of the Foundation for a Free Society. He is the producer and director of Nullification: The Rightful Remedy, and the author of “Ron Paul: Father of the Tea Party” the biography of Congressman Ron Paul. See more of his work at his writing at and his film production work at

1 Comment

  1. Bob Marshall

    March 21, 2012 at 8:56 am

    The reason 49% of American citizens are receiving some type of assistance from the government is because they demanded more and more. I keep thinking for what Ronald Reagan once said, “If the government is big enough enough to give you everything you want, then it is big enough to take everything you have. million wanted a larger military industrial complex, more more and more benefits meant more programs and higher taxes in various forms which the government was more than happy to lay on its citizens. Since only 51% are paying taxes America is broke yet millions still want more government. Yes! It is the peoples fault government has grown out of control.

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