Ever wonder why you bother to vote? The same muppets always seem to get in and franky you don’t think much of any of them.
On this day in 1922 King Victor Emmanuel III handed power to Mussolini and the Fascists after the “March On Rome”. 30,000 men took democratic power from the Italian population. In the years that followed a similar drama played out in Germany and Spain as Fascists used physical intimidation to wrest power from the people.
Democracy is not a right, it is a duty, an obligation. As a citizen you exercise your vote even if only to let the politicians know that the people care, and they are being watched.
First they came…; by Pastor Martin Niemöller
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.