OPINION: On Voting


By Carla Charter

This, like many opinion pieces these days, is about the upcoming vote. However, there will be no mention here of who to vote for or what stand to take on the issues. That is a very personal decision that our intelligent readers will make for themselves. This column then, is about the voting itself. Unsure of what I could say about voting that has not already been said recently, I have decided instead to dedicate my column to others words on the importance of voting. For those on the fence, maybe it will bring you to the polls.

We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate—Thomas Jefferson

Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it—Susan B. Anthony.

Elections belong to the people—Abraham Lincoln

The future of this country is in the hands of the American vote—Dwight D. Eisenhower

Voting is the foundation for political action—Martin Luther King Jr.

People have marched, fought, died and shed endless tears for you to be able to vote. Show appreciation. Go out and vote—Sonya Parker

Voting isn’t the most we can do but is the least we can do— Gloria Steinem

The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected— Thomas Paine

I couldn’t have said it better myself. See you at the polls!

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