10 Reasons NOT to Vote

vote-buttonsWe live in divided times. Polls tell us that about equal numbers of voters prefer Democrats and Republicans. Only about 5 or 6 percent of the electorate consider themselves truly undecided and persuadable. That means little things can make a huge difference in the election’s outcome.

With just 2 weeks to go, polls tend to show that high enthusiasm among Democrats will result in historic turnout levels. Republicans, on the other hand, appear more complacent, more satisfied with the way things are and less motivated to turn out.

Given that just a 2 or 3 percentage point drop in turnout among Republicans mean Democrats take control of Congress next year, I thought I’d list a few reasons why Republicans might want to consider skipping this election. Here goes …

1. If you like higher taxes, and you hate the explosive growth, new jobs, and higher incomes, that have lifted every American family — especially the poor — then don’t vote.

2. If you enjoy the polarization, blame shifting, and finger pointing in Congress, don’t vote. It seems like the moment the results of the last election were announced Democrats have been doing everything they can to create chaos and stop any progress at all. Imagine the congressional investigations they’ll launch if they take control of Congress. With Democrats in charge, expect even more resist, disruption, and delay.

3. If you want more violence in the streets, stay home. Groups like ANTIFA attack regular Americans with Democrat encouragement. Black Lives Matter regularly advocates for violence against police. Put Democrats in control and voters will send a clear message to these groups that their approach works and they should step it up in time for the 2020 Presidential elections.

4. If you want to replace rule of law with rule by the mob, don’t go to the polls. We all watched while Democrats found now Justice Kavanaugh guilty by allegation without the slightest shred of proof. They sought not to prevent confirmation by appealing to reason or argument. They worked to destroy a man’s reputation, career, and life — along with his wife, 2 daughters, and distraught mother — without presenting even a hint of justification.

5. If you want to stop the confirmation of conservative judges and appointees, forget about voting. Democrats have successfully stopped or delayed more presidential appointments than any congress in the last hundred or so years. Put them in charge of Congress and the trickle of confirmations will grind to a total stop.

6. If you think open borders for anyone who cares to enter is a good idea, then do nothing on November 6th. If you hate the idea of a wall, border security, or immigration enforcement; then Democrat control is for you. Don’t vote, let Democrats win, and we’ll see millions of new migrants enter America scot free. Not only that, but we’ll also see many billions more in spending on things like welfare, health care, and education for immigrants who flock here.

7. If you want more sanctuary towns, cities, and states that protect criminal illegal immigrants, then ignore election day. Crimes committed by illegal immigrants include murder, assault, rape, robbery and many more. But in sanctuary states and municipalities, police are banned from cooperating with federal authorities responsible for prosecuting and deporting illegal immigrants who commit crimes. If you want more places where violent criminal immigrants are protected, vote Democrat in November!

8. If your heart’s desire is more government-controlled everything, then don’t vote. If you agree Obamacare doesn’t go far enough and that only a total takeover of healthcare by government is acceptable, then stay home on November 6th. Health care is only the beginning. Democrats now openly advocate socialism as a better approach than allowing free people, freely choosing, to decide our economic well-being.

9. If you’re ready to dispense with the Constitution and the freedoms it protects, forget about voting. If you agree with the left’s view that things like respect for personal freedom, individual dignity, and limited government are old-fashioned, then don’t vote. The Kavanaugh hearings were only a single shot in their assault on justice, rule of law, and freedom. They’ve been clear they also want to repeal the 2nd Amendment — by legislation or court decree. And it won’t stop there. With them in charge, our constitution and guaranteed rights will be little more than a memory.

10. If you like the idea of breaking the budget and running up even bigger deficits, don’t vote. Obama ran up our deficit by trillions of dollars — more than all the other presidents in America’s 200 year history COMBINED. More Democrats in Congress will make sure Trump and Republicans don’t return to the old-school idea of discipline and restraint in spending, that they can’t cut the size of government, make it more responsive, or bring new efficiencies.

These are just a few of the reasons you may want to stay home and let Democrats run rampant over the election this November.

Or, you can go to the polls and stop Democrat Socialist policies that will hurt our future, damage our economy, and destroy our freedom.

In this highly polarized, divided environment, every single vote counts, and with this election everything is on the line.

November 6th, it’s up to you.

John Philip Sousa IV is an entrepreneur, political activist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.

This article was originally published by Stars and Stripes Forever PAC


  1. written by a scum sucking Liberal Demoncrap trying to cover up the fact that they are corrupt to the core and want an end to the USA as we know it.
    We all saw the “poles” in 2016 when the Demoncrapic party kept flooding the airwaves and internet with their communist Propaganda , Pretending that Hillary Cunton was ahead in the polls and that voting for Trump was just ” throwing your vote away ” . Looks like the same old tired propaganda this time as well. Sadly the author is more than likely part of the group that want ALL US Citizens killed and or driven out of the United States so that they can make America brown again. I guess they think that turning the US into a third world country will help them somehow but then again who would they blame their own failing on if we were gone ??? All you have to do is look south of the border to see the future of our country if we do not get out and VOTE REPUBLICAN until we can do better that two parties.

    • You and I see that article differently. To me it is throwing it in the face of those who chose to not vote. ie 1) if you want higher taxes – don’t vote. 2) if you like all the conflict and finger pointing – don’t vote. etc. There is nothing propaganda about it. He is saying that if you want the same old do nothing Pelosi/Schumer running the country and attempting to destroy the character of anyone who differs from their opinions or policies, than don’t vote because they will take control of the House and Senate.

    • Bill Saracino says

      Damocles – – not sure which mental hospital you escaped from, but you better get back before they notice you’re missing. A TOTAL mis-read of the article. Pop a couple of Ritalin – stat!

      • dear sugar lips with your sweet words, if this man wished to a fkg clever smart ass like you then he should have NOT insulted and demeaned the Republican party so early in his attempt to be clever.
        You are right only in that I did not continue to read something that had already stated it was against the republicans. Just another hit piece i thought but in retrospect i see that it was an idiotic attempt to be clever.
        So In closing fk you and your holy than thou attitude and your assessment .

        • showandtell says

          Agree with Damocles (and I think I’d rather go to his Repub Victory party) in rejecting the premise that Repubs are more complacent and satisfied with how things are — does any reader here really believe that? — and I don’t blame him at all for not reading beyond that. These are fighting words right now!
          The undercurrent of “Newsom’s inevitable,” “Dems are expected to win,” that we see everywhere is tiresome and can’t be known and in my opinion is counterproductive, but at least I can have my say here. And believe it or not sometimes I come to this website not to worship every word of an article but to go straight to the readers’ comments to see what they have to say! Terrible, I know.

    • John Philip Sousa IV.

      Rule #1: Know who the author is.

    • John Philip Sousa IV says

      I have been called a lot of things durning my life time, but never scum sucking liberal.
      I’m guessing you had a union education where you simply read a headline and draw your own conclusions.
      While I’m sure you have heard it before, allow me to repeat…You sir are a complete and total idiot. You really should be a bit more careful when calling people names…espicially such offensive names and espicially such a name to someone who has worked his entire life for conservative causes.

  2. “Republicans, on the other hand, appear more complacent, more satisfied with the way things are and less motivated to turn out.”

    Are you freaking kidding me???
    Wrong hypothesis, JPS IV…

    But after reading his entire article ( which I think Damocles needs to do), I think he’s using reverse psychology to elicit a passionate reaction to his article…

    Mission accomplished…

    Vote Republican like your economic and quality of life depends on it, which it does…

    Hannity frequently said this was the most important election of your lifetime leading up to 2016 and this is just as important to maintain the momentum that President Trump has put into action, and to keep the emotion-driven, unhinged progressives having their collective freakout on full display, which will hopefully pull DTS voters over to our side

  3. timothy l cartwright says

    Was born a Democrat, raised by Democratic Parents, and their dying request was “Defend the Red White and Blue” and vote for the party with the less shit slingers. Republicans, while not perfect, seem to put America first. Lesser of the evils, in the arena of Political corruption and deceit.

  4. Any ladies who are truly undecided at this late date are hereby invited over to view my etchings.

  5. dennis ward says

    Well said John, the point being if you want more of the same dysfunctional corrupt government vote demonrat or stay home. If you on the other hand like the direction we are headed with the rule of law and reason you might want to get out and vote for common sense and reason instead of sociopathic emotional tyranny of the left wing demonrats? Just sayin’ . . .

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