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Make Change Happen

Editor, News-Register:

In some countries people have, and would die, to be able to have a say in who runs their government for them. We’re one of those countries. In other countries, China and North Korea, to mention a couple, the people have no say in who runs the government or how the government is run. Instead of the government being the tool of the people, the people are the tools of the government.

In other words, the people’s labor, money, and resources are merely tools to be utilized for the sole benefit of maintaining and growing the government. Although that is not completely true in our country — you noticed I said not completely true — I get nervous when I see some growing similarities in all levels of our government (local, state, and national) and those of the totalitarian governments.

Don’t like what we got? Only you and like-minded people can change the political landscape.

Grousing about poor leadership might make you feel good, but it doesn’t make a difference unless you’re willing to do something about it.

How’s that you say? Simply put: “Talk’s cheap, it takes money to buy whiskey.” It means you have to not only “talk the talk” but you have to “walk the walk.”

In other words register to vote, and vote. File for office in this upcoming election! Identify candidates you feel will do the best job, then actively support them both with your time and your money.

Changing the status quo takes a commitment and effort. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead.

P. Jacobs

Wheeling

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