One Man One Vote
When our founding fathers created our form of government it was based on the premise of one man one vote.
If that was the case the we should expect about 200 million Americans to vote during a national election.
The sad truth is that only about 25 to 35 percent of all voters actually do vote. As citizens we have abdicated the right to vote and have just allowed the actions our elected officials have taken to go unchallenged by not using the power of the vote.
So many people say my vote doesn't count or I don't know who is running or I am just so busy I don't have time to vote. Your vote does count and knowing about who is running is easier than ever, especially with the growth of the electronic media and the Internet, and with 3 ways to vote its easier than ever. You can go to the polls on election day, vote by absentee ballot, or use early voting places to cast you ballot before the election.
It is everyone's right and duty to exercise their right to vote. There is no valid reason for not doing so. This land who has lost many of its sons and daughters defending it which allows us to have the freedom to vote. Not voting dishonors those who have given their life to keep that right. Honor them by casting your vote.
Have you ever stopped to thing how many countries in this world do not allow one man one vote. Think about those purple fingered Iraq's who risked their lives to vote in their countries first democratically elected government. How brave they must have been risking their lives to vote.
As we get closer to the next elections I urge all our members to get out the vote. Talk to everyone you know about voting. Make them aware that not only national elections are important, but that local elections are just as important and may have a greater impact on your day to day life..
Our web site has links to voter registration information with township map and polling place information. We can even come to your house to register you to vote. Get involved make your voice heard.
Remember Every Vote Counts
I want you to know that I am always available for feedback and suggestions so please feel free to
David T. Vanalek, WTRO Chairman