Don't forgo right to vote

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You hear it on many fronts, from Republicans and Democrats alike: This is the most important election in our lifetime. The truth is that every election should be considered the most important election of our time.

It is the opportunity for every American to exercise the right to vote – a privilege reserved for us because of the sacrifices of American troops, valiant civilian support workers and “ordinary” people who sacrificed safety, pleasure and even their lives so we can enjoy this precious right.

I read an alarming statistic several months ago that more than 30 percent of all Christians are not even registered to vote! What a shame and a disgrace that millions of people literally scoff at the liberty our Founders risked everything to gain. What a shame that valiant freedom fighters such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. literally gave their lives for freedom and liberty, so we can be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin.

Whether you agree with my political opinion or not: Vote! If you are not sure if you are registered, go to this Internet link – – and find out. The second step is to register. The third step is vote!

The link can tell you if you are registered to vote. Find out, then do something about it.

Thomas W. Smith


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Chris 232
Chris 232 09/27/12 - 02:30 am
Yes vote!!!! Especially my

Yes vote!!!! Especially my fellow Catholics. Recall that Obama won the majority of Catholic votes in 2008. He's definitely got my vote again! Maybe we can convince our baptist brethren to do the same this time around.

Granddaddy John
Granddaddy John 09/27/12 - 07:47 am
There is NO law that gives us

There is NO law that gives us the right to vote in a federal election

crackerjack 09/27/12 - 09:45 am
But Before You Vote.........

Fox New will be showing '2016 The Movie' at 9:00 P.M. EDT on Sunday night Sept. 30th. Watch It!

RMSHEFF 09/27/12 - 09:47 am
A well informed electorate

I agree with the basis of your letter but one other thing is Jeffersons once said...whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that, whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them right." We have many voters who can not tell you who their congressman, senator or vice president much less anything about the issues. Many black friends I have think the same way I do when it comes to issues of Faith and morality however they will vote for Obama and the democratic part who do not share these beliefs. I am hopeful things have gone far enough "wrong" as to attract their notice.

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