Voting is a Duty (10/5/10) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Voting is a Duty (10/5/10)

With the November elections less than a month away, there's little we know for sure right now. But here's something I do know:

Even though three months from now, it'll be hard to find anyone who doesn't have at least one gripe about what's wrong with our elected officials, the odds are good that far fewer than 50% of all registered voters will even bother to cast a ballot on November 2. And, of course, there are also plenty of people who aren't even registered

This makes no sense to me. If people care enough to complain, why on earth can't they be bothered to register and vote?

The equal right of every adult in America to vote is one of the most precious rights we have – the one that most clearly sets us apart from the vast majority of nations where the people have no voice whatsoever. On Election Day, we decide who will carry out our government's business, and everyone's voice – regardless of social status, wealth, or any other factor – carries equal weight.

While no candidate is perfect, our government is only as good as the people we choose on Election Day. And anyone who claims to care should show up at the polls to take part in the process. There's no valid reason for apathy.

If you agree – or if you don't – call and tell us why.

I'm Bill Lamb and that's my…Point of View.

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