Gone are the days when patriots such as Isaac Shelby, Charles McDowell and Elijah Clark led attacks against loyalist posts during the Revolutionary War. But present today are many other great patriots, aside from the one in the presidential race -- such as Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.; Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo.; Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, "Joe the Plumber," R-Ohio; and Judge Roy Moore, R-Ala. -- who are fighting worthy battles in state election arenas at this very moment.
What's critical for victory in each of these political rings is that every one of us patriots gets out of the bleachers and onto the battlefield, too.
My wife, Gena, and I might not be running for public office, but we always give our patriotic best to fight for God and country, locally and nationally. That is why we produced our recent political video, titled "God & Country," which has gone viral and become one of the top political videos in this presidential race. In the public service announcement, we remind people of faith everywhere that Barack Obama won his first election in 2008 by 10 million votes when 30 million evangelicals stayed home on Election Day.
We patriots, Christian and otherwise, must not allow that to happen Nov. 6, 2012! As the adage goes, "fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
It's time for patriots everywhere to rally together again and take back America. As patriots did in the battle on Kings Mountain, we must take a stand in local and national elections and wage war again for our republic. And as our adversaries charge us descending down the hill, we will barrage them with a hail of votes.
As Thomas Jefferson declared, "should things go wrong at any time, the people will set them to rights by the peaceable exercise of their elective rights."
This is our solemn duty and the sacred path to America's reformation and restoration.
Alexander Hamilton explained it this way: "A share in the sovereignty of the state, which is exercised by the citizens at large, in voting at elections is one of the most important rights of the subject, and in a republic ought to stand foremost in the estimation of the law."
So as you cast your ballot this November, remember the words of Samuel Adams: "Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual -- or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."