Letters to the Editor

Throw out all the incumbents

This is it! In less than a month you have the opportunity to begin to change our country for the better. All it takes is for you to pledge to yourself that you will vote and not vote for any incumbent in the state or federal elections. Give no consideration to personality, party, endorsements or the amount of money a candidate spends on trying to buy your vote.

Oh, I know the arguments against doing that. We have some good people in our government and we shouldn’t throw them out of office. Or, why would I vote for someone who is less qualified than who we presently have?

Answer: We have to make a statement. That we’re not happy with the government as provided by our “good guys.” Just look at the mess our “qualified” representatives have made of our country. How can anyone be any worse?

First, vote. It’s your duty and obligation. Don’t let a relatively few people elect those who will have the greatest impact on your lives. Secondly, don’t vote for incumbents. They’ve had their chance to do what we want them to do and they’ve failed. Let’s not reward failure by re-electing them.

Leonard Martin

Oak Harbor

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