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~ Ben Gilmore

"People do not make wars; governments do."
~ Ronald Reagan

"The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men."
~ John F. Kennedy

"There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy."
~ George Washington

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~ Abraham Lincoln

"Unless enough individuals take dominion of the principles that guided our founders, our efforts to repair and rebuild will be futile!"
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September 2, 2015

This is a letter to our friends –

POTUS primary cause

Now that we understand the Electoral College, let us look at some more political basics.

A year from now, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 is election day. Usually the race for the White House begins in earnest just after Labor day. This year, Ted Cruz announced in the spring. Rather than letting him run alone, the other candidates were forced to get into the pool. Add in the unconventional appeal of Donald Trump and suddenly the public is way more involved than usual for this time before an election.

What will the Presidential race look like in the year ahead? Some states will hold a Primary Election. Others use a caucus (political meeting) system. The dates vary from state to state. These elections result in state delegates to their respective National Party Conventions. Rules of the political party vary from state to state.

Republican Convention is July 1821, 2016 in Cleveland.

Democrat Convention is ‎July 25–28, 2016 in Philadelphia.

These conventions nominate their candidates for President. The Presidential nominee traditionally selects the candidate for Vice-President. Third party races have little chance of winning. It becomes a two candidate race after the Conventions.

The Olympic Games offer a break from politics in mid-summer. Then we have the final sprint to Election Day. After Election Day, we will know the distribution of delegates to the Electoral College and thus, who will be elected. The winner will then have the fall of 2016 to organize his/her cabinet and prepare to move into the White House in early January, 2017.

What is YOUR ROLE in all of this? Two choices (A) Sit back, observe and be entertained. Accept the choices others make for your wellbeing. (B) Involve yourself in the way that best suits your means and abilities. Each of us is different with different abilities and talents. Remember Ignorant activism is more dangerous than apathy! Inform yourself.

I will share more along the way.

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