MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Letters

September 29, 2012

THE PEOPLE SPEAK – A stay-at-home vote is vote for incumbent

— There will be three types of votes cast in November. A vote for the incumbent is a vote to re-elect the present person filling the position. A vote for the challenger is a vote for the person who is running to be elected to a position held by an incumbent. The third type of vote is what I call the home vote.

The home voter is a registered voter who stays home and does not responsibly cast their freedom to vote for either candidate or listed bills. As a child and teenager, if I made a mess or did something wrong, my parents expected me to clean it up and/or correct the problem I created. A home vote is really a voting support for the incumbent because it is a guarantee that you will not cast a vote against him or her by voting for the challenger. If your 2008 vote has resulted in great disappointment, choosing to keep your vote at home, in the November 2012 nation election, is a decision to pleasantly accept the continuation of the present political path our nation is on today.

Your vote has the power to change the direction of our nation if you disagree with its present path. Your vote has the power to keep the status quo. A home vote is a public disgrace cast upon the many lives whose blood colors the land masses and waters of this world which were given to provide you the Freedom To vote in a presently free nation.

THOMAS D. THORNE, TH. D.

Porum Landing

1
Text Only
Letters
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks