I don’t need to tell you about the importance of this election and I won’t tell you how you should vote… but you should vote.
A candidate’s position on the Second Amendment is a generally good dipstick reading where they stand on civil liberties as a whole but it is important to remember that the “Right to keep and bear arms…” is not the sum total of the Bill of Rights. There is so much more at stake than just your gun “hobby”.
John Adams said:
We Electors have an important constitutional power placed in our hands: We have a check upon two branches of the legislature, as each branch has upon the other two; the power I mean of electing, at stated periods, one branch, which branch has the power of electing another. It becomes necessary to every subject then, to be in some degree a statesman: and to examine and judge for himself of the tendency of political principles and measures. Let us examine them with a sober, a manly, a British, and a Christian spirit. Let us neglect all party virulence and advert to facts. Let us believe no man to be infallible or impeccable in government, any more than in religion: take no man’s word against evidence, nor implicitly adopt the sentiments of others, who may be deceived themselves, or may be interested in deceiving us.
So, go out wield some “constitutional power” today.