Americans have been given a gift.

We have inherited the greatest nation in the history of the world.

And that greatness is not the result of genetically-superior people. In fact, America is home of genetically-average people - though I’m sure some of our political elite may scoff at that assessment.

We the People are just like everyone else on planet Earth.

But our nation is different because it was founded upon ideas grounded in truth and embraced by our Founders.

These ideas had to be secured by the colonists.

They’ve had to be defended by our military.

And they have to be cherished by our people - without end.

I’m sometimes asked what we can do to save America from the trappings of big government. From the promises of utopia. From the complacency that stems from apathy.

While this answer can have many layers on most other days, today it’s simple: we vote.

I recently spoke with someone who indicated she may not vote in the midterms. She’s not fond of the choices on the ballot, and she’s not convinced her vote makes a difference.

But one of those candidates will represent us in Washington DC.

Or in Indianapolis.

Or Salt Lake City.

Or in countless other counties, cities and small towns across this country.

And we better make sure that the person representing us cherishes those ideas and freedoms embraced by our Founders.

No ballot has perfect candidates.

And some ballots don’t even have good candidates.

But all ballots include candidates who will end up representing us.

So we should take great care in ensuring our voices are made known through the election process.

Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

He’s right.

Our job is to ensure the flame of freedom is passed on to the next generation.

And today we do that by voting. Pure and simple.

What do we do after today? Well, I’ll share more about that in the coming days and weeks.

But today, we vote.

Let’s do our part to pick the candidates best equipped to protect Liberty and return us to our constitutional foundations.

Conservative, not bitter.

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