Letter: Know the issues before going to the pollsAre you serious about being an informed voter? I know everyone wants to cast their vote for persons that will help improve our country and thereby our families.
By: David Christoffer, Okabena, Worthington Daily Globe
Are you serious about being an informed voter? I know everyone wants to cast their vote for persons that will help improve our country and thereby our families. How do you become informed — listen to friends or parents, read newspapers, watch and listen to TV, or listen to radio? They all have an opinion, but do you try to verify what they are saying to help you form your opinion?
When I was younger I never paid much attention to the political process. I usually voted, but it was an uninformed vote and I regret that now. I didn’t start to become completely informed until I started hearing the other side of the story.
Information that can be learned and verified would make many of you, I’m sure, very surprised and upset. I challenge each of you to seek out sources that provide you with the other side and not to listen one time to a talk show, but to listen for a month. Then, I’m sure many of you would want to hear more.
Ever since our Constitution was written, it has been a struggle to maintain the purity of that document. There has forever been changes pushed on “We the People,” and gradually compromise has taken place to turn our country toward socialism. This truly and probably is the most important election ever.