Letter: Nov. 4 election a piece of history
November 6, 2014
To the Editor:
WOW, what a day Nov. 4 was: It looks like it will go down in history as one of the most volatile campaigns and most voted elections, locally, statewide and nationally, in many years. This was a midterm election; just think what the 2016 election will bring to us.
Speaking of history, remember all that we have been through these past few months IS HISTORY. Maybe your candidate won or maybe they lost. Now is the time we must set those feelings and emotions aside and come together. We must come together behind the winning candidate and support them. Let them know what we think and what we would like to see done. If needed, remind them how they got there and how we can send them home.
Remember our system of government is still the best in the world. We each have a vote and need to exercise that right as was done on Nov. 4. We need to keep that passion burning in the upcoming elections locally, statewide and nationally. Those elected need to remember we voted them in and we can vote them out.
So, as we look forward to the 2016 elections, do your home work starting today so you can be an informed voter in 2016. Ask those tough questions of the candidates as they start to make themselves known. We as citizens of the United Sates of American can and should hold our elected leaders feet to the fire. They work for us and sometimes need to be reminded of that fact.
I have heard many people talk about different legislation and government actions that have been forced on them. Many have talked about the Constitution and our rights being altered and taken away by the chosen few in Washington. If we work hard and work together we can bring about the change we want to see. If we sit in our overstuffed chair watching TV or playing video games, we will not bring about change. If you have not read the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights, or it has been a long time since you have, take time to do it today.
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Remember it is OUR country and they are OUR elected leaders and THEY need to follow the desires of those who elected them.
Be an informed citizen and VOTE.
Former Grand County resident