Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection. -Neal Boortz
No matter what your gender, race, religion, or socio-economic persuasion——–whatever you do today, please don’t forget to vote. Voting is one of this nation’s most basic rights and not to vote undermines all the efforts of those who came before us who fought, bled, and died to protect this most cherished right.
So, take time to vote.
Afterall, if you don’t vote, you will not be able to complain about how your community is run after the elections end.
Well, you will still be able to complain, but, not if you did not get out to vote for what you believed in.
Many of you state that voting does not matter; it does. Many of you state that your votes does not count; it does.
By voting, you send a message to those running that just as you were able to vote them in, you can surely vote them out, if those elected do not work for you the voter. Voting gives you the right to go to the offices of said elected officials and voice your concerns to them. Whether in person, or by phone and e-mail, you, the voter have the right to be heard by those who are paid by your tax dollars and elected position in office to represent you.
A profound right.
Copyright Bob Englehart. Bob Englehart is the staff cartoonist for the Hartford Courant, and his cartoons are nationally syndicated by Cagle Cartoons.