Getting Schooled

Every couple of years we are given a civil project to complete by a certain deadline. It’s called voting.

We have to research our subjects, whether they are candidates or issues, and educate ourselves on the positions we find most important to ourselves, our families, neighborhoods, communities, towns, cities, counties, states and our country.  We have to do this work and cannot rely on others to do this for us.

After all, in the end, you and I will be the ones taking the final exam and not those who we might appoint to give us the answers we seek and need. Friends, family, co-workers, educators and not even the media is held accountable for our vote, whatever vote that might be.

So do your own homework. Find a place to start and work from there.

Look over all the issues, angles and variables towards your final decision and remember – the more you know the better equipped you are to hold politicians everywhere accountable to the citizens they represent and work for. The final grade comes as you stand in the voting booth and exercise your freedom.


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Tom Darby

Former radio personality and newspaper reporter

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