Hot Cup of Tea- Nov. 4, 2016

Posted on November 4, 2016 by Sharon Glass

What is the definition of “insanity”? It is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Does history really repeat itself? I have wondered about this a lot during this presidential election.
Are we going to repeat the last 8 years knowing that what has happened in our country has been disastrous?  I have heard so many people say that they are not going to vote in this election because they don’t like either candidate.
Some say they are going to vote for a no party candidate or write in a candidate. It appears that millions are voting early all over this country, but will it be enough to stop the downward spiral our country is in?
It is just a few days before November 8th when those who did not early vote go to the polls, my prayer is that those who said they are not going to vote will change their mind and realize that their vote could actually make a difference.
The following facts from American History indicate how important ONE VOTE is or can be.  One vote kept Aaron Burr from becoming President in 1800; One vote made Texas a part of United States of America in 1845; One vote saved Andrew Johnson from impeachment in 1868; One vote elected Rutherford B. Hayes to the Presidency in 1876.
I’m a conservative, and I do not particularly care for Trump’s mannerism, some of the things he has done, or said. However, I shudder to think what could happen if Hillary Clinton gets in office. I don’t think that the history of the past 8 years will repeat itself; I think she will make history in a more damaging way than we could have ever dreamed.
Does history repeat itself? Does your vote really matter?  I think we can all look back on history and see that it often does repeat itself, and I have shared just a few examples of how important one vote can be. But, it all boils down to whether we have learned lessons from history or will we repeat it? The only way to find out is for a nation of people to stand up and do what is right and use the freedom that our forefathers provided us and make the choices that can change history. Things can change, but only if the people in our nation are willing to act.
I am writing this as a personal opinion, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the members of the Santa Rosa Tea Party Patriots.