The vast majority of you, about 70 percent, thought it was too wet, too dry, too much trouble, too far, too crowded, or any one of a thousand excuses, for not casting a ballot.
At the same time you were setting at home trying to figure out what may constitute a good excuse, about 30 individuals were working hard seeking your vote in order to represent you in our democratic form of government.
Even if only two people were on the ballot and you could only cast one single vote, you should be embarrassed for not making the effort.
Quite frankly we have long been disillusioned about the voters – not just here in Trigg County – but across the country.
Unless the major news media have overlooked something, we don’t remember any roadside bombs along the way to the poles. We haven’t read anything about voters been shot. We didn’t see homes of families being blown to bits because someone in the household voted. We didn’t read about a candidate’s family being kidnapped and killed.
Oh, wait a minute. Yes we did. But that was in a war torn country called Iraq. And instead of 70 percent of the voters staying home, 70 percent cast ballots.
Not in America!
If you are part of the 70 percent who just shrugged their shoulder in a “so what” attitude please don’t tell anyone.
You’ll just embarrass yourself.