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Jon Halsey replies to letter: I did not vote
Essay is written in response to Letter: I did not vote, a letter to ColumbiaMagazine.com from Ralph Waggener, President of South Central Printing and Publisher of It's Just for a Smile News
ColumbiaMagazine.com's position is that everyone should vote in every election, every opportunity they get, that it is an absolute responsibility of citizenship.
By Jon Halsey
While I have always held Ralph Waggener (Publisher of It's Just for a Smile News - CM) in high esteem as an editor, publisher and raconteur, I must take issue with his recent post.
The questionable comment "President Obama or Mitt Romney: what difference does it make?" is surely offensive to many of both political persuasions. My primary concern however, is with the rest of the letter.
For an individual in today's contemporary publishing world to state: "I did not know anything about the one other choice enough to make a decision." belies the reality of today's Information Age and the almost overwhelming availability of information to be had from the ubiquitous Internet. To be ignorant of a candidates qualifications, political philosophy and agenda, one must willfully choose to be uninformed. But then to justify that ignorance as "more patriotic" is balderdash of the highest order.
Evidently I am in the minority since the majority of the inhabitants of Adair, Casey and Russell counties agree with Ralph and are perfectly at peace with letting the citizens of Pulaski county choose who will represent them and set the laws and taxes by which they must abide.
The freedoms we inherited were bought at a great price and there has not been a State or Federal legislative session since the first that has not slowly and steadily chipped away at those freedoms. After 200 years, surely we have all the laws and taxes that any people could ever need to secure their future. Yet we seem to give little thought or care to choosing those to whom we give this power over our lives.
I voted and I felt more patriotic by voting than not voting.
- John HalseyKnifley, KY
This story was posted on 2012-05-25 08:00:21
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