"Speak Out" is an expression of opinion from the Editorial Board of WBTV, and is presented by General Manager, Scott Dempsey.
While the General Election is still several months away, the race for President is, nonetheless, near the top of a lot of Americans’ minds.
Come November, we need to make sure our voices are heard by casting our votes.
We may or may not like the two primary choices for President, but remember, we’ll also be voting for Senate, Congress, Governor, and many other positions.
Our vote for each office is important – especially in local elections where just a handful of votes can decide the winner.
We need to check out what each candidate stands for. And if he or she doesn’t share our views, we should find someone who does.
Now it may be that none of the current nominees really thrills us.
In that case, we need to encourage our fellow citizens to get in the game…perhaps even join the race ourselves.
Running for local office – and, eventually, for higher offices – should be an honor.
We need potential candidates to step up to the plate. We need good, competent, dedicated people leading our country.
Could YOU be that person? Consider becoming a part of the solution.
If we don’t start grooming people to get involved in the political process, then we may forever be stuck choosing between “the lesser of two evils.”