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Your vote

By October 30, 2012

EDITOR:

Your vote is a valuable commodity to our elected politicians. Do not believe all the sales pitches by politicians that leave you feeling your vote is useless and a waste of time. The only useless vote is one that is not given. Millions of dollars are spent during election campaigns to get your vote. That doesn’t sound like your vote is useless but quite the contrary. Your vote can change the course of this country. We were empowered with the right to vote, for referendum and recall to keep our government responsive to the needs of its citizens. With the vote we can replace politicians, and force laws we do not feel are in our national interest to be repealed.

Do not believe all the rhetoric from the news, or who is ahead in the polls at any given time, your vote will determine the outcome. If you do not vote, then you are allowing the opposing party to win the election. That is the secret behind a lot of propaganda about voting. In my opinion it is designed to get you not to vote by making you feel your vote is useless. That is exactly what the power brokers want you to believe. This tactic scares off voters who need to vote and lets their chosen person win.

The battle for your vote, or not to vote is thrown at us everyday on the TV News, the newspapers, and the radio.

At this time, in our nation’s history we must step forward and vote. This is our Boston Tea Party, our D-Day, not our ancestors, ours. We must rededicate ourselves to the principals under which this country was created. We must take the time to read the Declaration of lndependence, the Constitution and our Bill of Rights. It is time to vote out incumbents unless they can uphold these documents to which they have taken an oath to protect. Far too many politicians at all levels of government need to be replaced. I do not feel it was the belief of our founding fathers that being an elected politician was to become a career. I believe their concept was to have elected representatives to hold the required sessions and then return home to their own business or farm. We need two-term limits on all elected positions in government. Case in point, there is a U.S. Senator that is retiring after nine terms of office. That doesn’t sound like much unless you change its value to years (36) years. That is way too long for one person to hold public office; Congress is full of more politicians like him that need to be set out to pasture.

BRIAN DEBERRY
Placerville

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