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Letter: Please vote

October 12, 2012


To the editor:

Every couple of years I talk to people who say they have “nothing” to do with politics and government and that they will not vote. I beg to differ. The most important people may be the 50 percent or more who will not vote. Everyone participates in politics each time they drive, buy gas or a pack of gum or anything else. Government is also involved in your workplace and home. Those who sit on the sidelines are not doing themselves or the rest of us any favors. Get out and vote and get in the game.


JustNoticed 5 years, 6 months ago

Thanks. I guess I'll vote then. I love my choices: Corporate Whore or Corporate Bimbo.

Paul R Getto 5 years, 6 months ago

Perhaps, but those are the current choices. We get the system we deserve.

scaramouchepart2 5 years, 6 months ago

Thanks. If you don't vote then you shouldn't complain. Those who think that if they don't get involved aren't affected are wrong. Everyday your tax dollars are being used by local, city and county, state and federal and all the connections in between. If you dont vote then you are allowing the government to be run by corporations who have no care for people, just the bottom line and the few at the top. The longer that over 50% of this country doesn't vote the more likely we all lose.

Paul R Getto 5 years, 6 months ago

As you can guess, I agree with you. To a certain extent, politicians rely on the public's apathy.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 6 months ago

If one has established a history of making incredibly poor choices, one might consider the advice of others before casting a ballot.

Paul R Getto 5 years, 6 months ago

Isn't "advice" what we are getting from all the political ads and the press?

scaramouchepart2 5 years, 6 months ago

At least they did their duty or responsibility as an American citizen. They voted. I don't think we teach along with rights or privileges we have responsibility. Voting is one.

Thomas Bryce Jr. 5 years, 6 months ago

A prominent host of a popular news program offered this suggestion to increase voter participation: Make Election Day A National holiday! I am all for that Idea! Some say we already have too many. I would Gladly let them turn my Floating Holiday into an Election Day Holiday.

Paul R Getto 5 years, 6 months ago

Or vote on Sunday like some do. Tuesday is left over from the literal horse and buggy days.

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