Sunday, September 19, 2021

Letter: Exercise your right and vote

In response to our recent local elections, I want to give an encouraging shout-out to all of our caring citizens who took the time to vote and get involved concerning the candidates and issues. Elections can be quite brutal and incredibly disguised with misinformation. Wish it wasn’t that way, but focusing on the actual freedom we have to vote helps produce a more positive spirit.

Next year will offer even more fascinating opportunities to investigate election choices. When we get aggressive political literature and see disturbing commercials about candidates on TV, let’s not just take the easy way out, throw up our hands, and give up on politics.

Although campaigns may put us on edge, goodness can only come to our country if we stay the course and fight for it – even if that means simply making an educated vote. So, if the TV gets unbearable during campaign season, turn it off. Instead, figure out who really is the best candidate, and encourage others to vote for the individual which most closely represents you.

Those who lived in the early days of this great country knew what an unbelievable privilege it was to vote… so much so that they gave their lives so that we could have this privilege. Let’s not take their blood or their cause for granted.

Jackie Goins
Flower Mound, TX

CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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