This year, we should expand on our Season’s Greetings.
This year, we should strive be something better.
This year, instead of just being consumers, thinking about presents, we should focus on something bigger.
This year, we should remember what an opportunity it is to live in a Democracy where your voice can be heard.
This year, we should make a resolution to use that opportunity. Because that opportunity was a gift from a lot of patriots who came before us, who made a lot of sacrifices in order to make that gift a reality.
This year, instead of planning a great New Year’s, let’s plan to become newly inspired.
This year, make a resolution to be a conscientious, vigilant citizen. The kind that our forefathers and mothers would have hoped would be around today to preserve The Bill of Rights and the Constitution.
Don’t wait until 2014 – make this resolution today:Question our government. You not only have every right to, that’s exactly what a good citizen is supposed to do.
Question the media. Are they telling us the whole truth? Why do we hear more about some starlet tripping on the Hollywood red carpet than we do about the really important issues?
Question the silence. Why don’t we hear about the gigantic NSA scandal any longer? Do you seriously believe they stopped spying on Americans without warrants just because it’s not on the news anymore? Don’t be naïve.
Let’s use our time. Become an informed citizen. That’s a very powerful thing to be. Expand your sources of information. There’s a gold mine of good information out there in alternative media. Explore it.
Register to vote. Because you can’t shoot a gun that isn’t loaded and voting is the best weapon that we own—to protect us from ignorance, to protect us from corruption, and to protect us from being controlled.
Control them. Don’t let them control you. That’s what Democracy is all about.
In short, STAY VIGILANT. We only have a Democracy if we keep it that way.
Gov. Jesse Ventura #StayVigilant
IN HIS OWN WORDS: Click to hear Jesse Ventura's New Year's Resolution
The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ora Media, LLC its affiliates, or its employees.
More from Jesse Ventura's Off The Grid
Jesse Ventura: How Bernie Sanders Sold Out
Jesse Ventura remembers his hero, Muhammad Ali
Jesse Ventura: Snowden performed public service & is a hero
Jesse Ventura: Why voters should listen to Gov. Gary Johnson
Jesse Ventura: Clinton will do anything to win, even pick Sanders as VP
Jesse Ventura: Here's one reason why I can’t be president
Is there hope for our economy? Most Americans don’t think so.
Jesse Ventura: I am not running for president