Five Things We Can Do Now

5Now that Trump has been elected President, we can continue to whine about it or we can dust ourselves off and get down to work. Trump can’t make America great again and if you think he can you are delusional. It is the people that will make America great again. It has always been the people that has made America great. From our most dedicated veterans to the people in the churches, in the schools and in every business across our nation, they are the ones who make America great. So put your wounded pride aside and let’s see what we can to make America great.

  1. If you are unhappy with both the Democrats and Republicans, look for another party. There are plenty of third parties out there, for both the Left and the Right for you to put your allegiance. Are you a Leftist who has a strong interest in the environment then the Green Party is for you. Do you care more about Health and Wellness? Then the Canary Party maybe for you. Are you a veteran? Then try the Veteran Party of America. Do you believe abortion needs to be eliminated and made illegal? Then America’s Party is for you. There are many parties out there and if you want to hear from some of them go to: Open Rebellion Radio Not only did we do debates with them there but we interviewed them about their platforms. It is a good place to get started.
  2. Volunteer at said new party or find a charity. There are always places and organizations that need your help. And while no organization will turn down your financial help, the truth is they need your time. If you can give even a hour or two a week or 3 to 4 hours a month, that will be much appreciated. So find out what you are passionate about and spend some time helping them. You are the hero they are waiting for.
  3. Jesus StatueGo back to church. Whether you are Protestant, Baptist, Catholic, Mormon or non-denominational, we will not get back to our former glory until we start putting God first. Without repenting and turning from our wicked ways, we will never see a return to our prosperity. But it is not about material gain. It is about returning to our moral code and abandoning this relativism that says there is no right or wrong that will once again make us a honorable and decent society in which to live. However, we cannot do that until we return to God once more. And if you are absolutely opposed to God, find your higher power and start there.
  4. Check out your neighborhood councils. Unless you live in a rural neighborhood (and even then you probably have some kind of council, whether it be a church council or some other) you probably have some kind of neighborhood council. This council speaks for you at your City Council level. It is important you know who is on your council and what they are advocating on your behalf. This is your opportunity to get a chance to get involved directly on what is going on in your neighborhood and change it for the better.
  5. Finally, just enjoy life. Life is too short to be consumed by politics. So enjoy your family, your friends. Hate your job, find one that you absolutely love. Read books you always wanted to. Walk on the beach with someone you love. Dance like no one is watching. All in all, find your joy and passion and express it. Most importantly, love yourself and then share that love others. You are an awesome person and so are your brothers and sisters. We are all one big family, remember that. God bless you all.


How Open Rebellion Candidates Did

Tonight on Open Rebellion Radio we talked about the election and we also discussed how the candidates who came on our show did as well. But it is not just how our candidates fared but how the third party fared overall in this election. And the third party came out swinging.

While my prediction was wrong about one third party candidate winning a state, I wasn’t far off in the importance the third party candidates would have on the election. Third party candidates  won nearly 6 million votes. Gary Johnson won 4,087,927 votes. Jill Stein won 1,223,828 votes and McMullin won 425, 991. That brings us to a grand total of 5,741,746. Remember these are just the votes on the ballots, we are not counting write in votes which haven’t been totaled thus far.

As for the people on Open Rebellion, well the candidates on our show received 185.550 votes. It goes according:

When you add our candidates to the big three I just mentioned you wind up with 5,927,296 votes.  Nearly six million votes to say we don’t want these people to represent us. You can stick your head in a hole and pretend those six million votes didn’t have any impact but according to one news source it could have cost Hillary the election:

Similarly, Trump took Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, however, if Clinton had been able to convert half of the state’s third-party voters, she could’ve won that race too.

Trump also unexpectedly won Michigan and Wisconsin by razor-thin margins, while third-party candidates made up 4-5% of the vote in these states.

Third Party Voters

All that nonsense about a vote for a third party was a vote for Hillary and never once did it occur to those people that a vote for third party meant one less vote for Hillary.  The third party movement in this country is starting to grow substantially on the Left and the Right: Third party voting was up from 1% of the total to 7%. Third Party Margin That is rather a substantial leap in just four years.

So though most of my predictions did not come true I do believe when the write ins are counted we are see third party increase even more. Since a lot of the Open Rebellion and third party candidates were write ins we will have to wait to see how they do.  However,  according to almost half the people that could vote did not vote in the  election (43%) or about 90 million people.

Which is rather interesting, while the voting for the two parties was down  the voting for the third parties went up. Now imagine if those 90 million who didn’t vote had went third party instead, we would have our second third party president in 152 years. (Our first being Abraham Lincoln.) The truth is we may not have demolished the two party system but we did make more wobbly.

My Election Predictions

A recent votingpoll put Trump ahead by one point of Hillary Clinton. That is hardly anything to get excited about. Most polls have a margin of error of two points, which means he could actually one point behind Hillary. That being said, all it really tells you is that this is going to be a tight election. It is still possible he could end up having a landslide but given the general distaste for both candidates I don’t see a landslide for either one happening.

electoral-college-mapThat being said, it is very likely that the electoral votes will be split down the middle, each one receiving 267. If that is case it will only take one third party candidate to take the Election to the House. The most likely case at this point is Utah and Evan McMullin. McMullin actually stands a good chance of taking Utah, one because he is Mormon and two because so many Mormons do not like Trump. During the primaries, Utah voted overwhelmingly for Cruz over Trump. And you should not take the Mormon vote very lightly. There are 5 million Mormons in the United States. To make the math easier let’s say 1 million are below voting age and the rest will be voting tomorrow. Next, the majority of Mormons are Republicans. So out of the four million left, we will say 3 million are Republicans. So even if Trump doesn’t take Utah and if the primaries are any indication, he won’t, that doesn’t mean it goes to Hillary. In this case, it means it goes to Evan.

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Jeff Flake-Mormon

If Facebook is any indication, many Mormons have said they would vote for Evan over the other two candidates because they feel he is a better presidential material. While  it is true Evan is not popular with the average voter, if he could get the Mormon base in Utah to pull the lever for him he could potentially win. If that happens it changes the game. No longer could people say that third parties are immaterial and it would start the dismantling of the two party system. Another contender is Gary Johnson. The good thing about Johnson is he is on every ballot (or nearly all of them) in the country and indeed has quite the following that he too could put a dent in the outcome.

I predict we are going to see more write ins than have ever seen before.  Whether they are for Tom Hoefling, Mike Maturen, Darrell Castle or any of the others running, I do predict we will see a great uptick in write-in votes.  Many people who don’t live in battleground states don’t feel the need to vote for the two parties running and are voting for candidates on the third party ticket.

So these are my  predictions:

  1. Neither candidate will have a landslide victory
  2. Write in votes will be more than anyone predicted
  3. One third party candidate will take a state and potentially give us a house election
  4. It is going to be a much tighter race.

We will see if  my predictions are right and it if they are maybe I will be able keep my Political Science degree. LOL