November 8, 2016.  This will be a day that will live long in history.

For some there is an easy choice this election:  Stop Hillary, so it equals a vote for Trump, even if, as I read, “you have to hold your nose to do so.”   For others their conscience says they can’t vote for either as both have issues that make it hard to accept as a candidate for President.

It comes down to what each Party Platform says AND a look at which candidate will appoint and have confirmed, the next 4 or more Supreme Court Justices.

As a Catholic there are 5 non-negotiable issues:  Abortion, euthanasia, embryotic stem cell research, human cloning and homosexual “marriage”.  I add another, restrictions on religious freedom.

As a gun owner, the wife of a gun maker, hunter, mother and grandmother and a defender of our Constitution I add two more non-negotiable issues:  Undermining of our 2nd Amendment rights in anyway and undermining our freedom of speech and religion see above.

NOW is the time, regardless of the type of firearm you own and use, to STAND UP to be counted.  Hillary Clinton has said there is much to admire about the Australian gun confiscation program.  Today a report came out from England that all of their gun-restrictive laws WILL NOT keep them safe from terrorist gun attacks.

You can chose to not vote, or write-in vote or vote Libertarian or Socialist ticket. All of the choices are an abdication of your freedom and right to vote and your chance to be heard.  As the great parliamentarian Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”   Father Frank Pavone says to “vote to limit evil”.

So be sure to be heard, it is never more important than now to stand tall to be counted.  See where local candidates stand.  VOTE!  Take a friend or family member to VOTE.  PRAY.  And PRAY some more.