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VOTING: Do your duty

| May 9, 2021 1:00 AM

I’ve been watching this back-and-forth with the KCRCC and others. In regard to vetting candidates: A long time ago, I heard a wise person say, if you base how you vote on what someone else tells you, you should not be voting.

If you don’t do your research and determine for yourself which candidate, or issue, best reflects who, or what, you believe, then why are you voting? Voting is possibly the most sacred thing that a person can do in regard to civic involvement. It is a very private action that is meant to allow expression of the individual. That is why your name is not on the ballot, and you (used) to go behind a curtain.

If you haven’t taken the time to educate yourself on the issues, choices, and/or positions of the candidates, then why not give your ballot to whoever you are waiting to tell you how to vote? Do your own vetting! Ask your questions! Contact and ask your own questions of candidates! Attend debates or forums where the candidates are available for questions.

How many times have you asked: How did that so and so get in office? Most often, that so and so got in office because too many people didn’t do their homework and, if they voted at all, they voted on information provided by someone other than themselves.

So, take the time to do your own research. Don’t trust or depend on someone else. Or, don’t vote!



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