Channeling the Wizard of Oz

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. -George Jean Nathan

“Mom, I want to be president someday,” my 7-year-old announced from the back of the minivan. “How do I get people to vote for me?” So began a lengthy Q&A with my son about politics. Before our conversation, he understood that a winning platform involves a suit and being on TV a lot. Afterwards, he sat quietly before sharing his pitch. “Well,” he began. “I definitely think everyone should get a turn to be principal. And bad guys can’t be allowed to hurt people.”

A few years earlier, my oldest son, then 11, asked why I didn’t like a particular candidate who was so popular. He and I had never talked about abortion. As much as I dreaded having to share the awful truth that something so horrific exists and is widely supported by supposedly good leaders, I knew it was better that he heard it from me, rather than take the chance that he’d hear equally tragic untruths about it elsewhere. 

In the most simplistic and gentle way possible, I explained abortion. He turned his face from me, but I still saw a tear roll down his cheek as he angrily asked, “Why can’t they just let the baby be adopted instead?”    

Content, my kids are like all children: The youngest among us not only know right from wrong, but they look to you and me to make sure that “right” is the norm. 

The 2022 midterm election is just over one week away on Tuesday, November 8, though early voting has already begun. Does poll after poll tempt you to sit this one out? Well, to paraphrase the Wizard of Oz, pay no attention to that pollster behind the curtain! This is no time to get cozy on the sidelines. Step back out onto the field with the Mac Jones confidence you know you possess and vote pro-life

Yes, we live in a blue state. Yes, we bear underdog status in pretty much every life-affirming fight – or voting booth – we enter into. But we haven’t always lost. In fact, we’ve won big, despite battles across all three branches of government that preceded those wins. (Exhibit A: June 24)     

So please learn about the major party candidates endorsed by the MCFL PAC. Then share that list with others, and let’s speak for the voiceless by casting our ballots accordingly. Perhaps polls to take seriously are national samples indicating that Americans have had it with the left’s extreme, senseless agenda. We can let the rest of the country know that, even in Massachusetts, a dwindling number of residents are willing to swallow liberals’ poisoned “freedom” recipe.

Today is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts. So if you are not registered, you’ve got until 11:59 PM to do so online or 5:00 PM at your local office. Mail-in registration must be postmarked with today’s date

Here’s to being good Massachusetts citizens – for life!

Enjoy your weekend,