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Letter: The ‘gray brigade’ must speak up
I am very distressed over voter apathy in the United States. People think that their one vote won’t count. As a senior citizen, I realize that our children and grandchildren didn’t experience the patriotic experiences we did while growing up.
It is up to the “gray brigade” to talk to them about the importance of voting in local, state, and national elections. Take, for example, the recent election in Wilson County on the selling of Certificates of Obligation to raise monies for a large group of county projects. The for and against votes differed by only 11 votes, with very low turnout.
Each person’s vote does count. Things aren’t going so well in our country. The politicians aren’t getting the job done. Maybe it is time to throw them all out (both Democrat and Republican) and vote for some business people.
Early voting is going on right now. You can vote for the candidate of most importance to you, but you have to choose either the Democratic or Republican party in the primary. In the November general election, you can vote on candidates of either or both parties.
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