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ELECTION: Before you mark that ballot, consider this

Letter by Wade Baxter, Sumner on Aug. 4, 2010 at 4:50 pm | 4 Comments »
August 5, 2010 11:59 am

The elections are approaching, and absentee ballots have been mailed. As an American citizen, it is your right to vote. Before you mark your ballot, consider each candidate and that person’s party carefully.

If you think that it is better to live in states where violent crimes per 100K citizens is the highest (worst) in the nation, then vote for a Republican candidate. If you like the idea of living in one of the least healthiest states, vote Republican. If you like the idea of living in states where the divorce rate is the highest and where teenage pregnancy rates are the highest, vote for your favorite “family values” Republican candidate.

If you wish to be counted as living in one of the least educated states, be sure to vote for a Republican candidate. Or maybe you want to live on one of those states where the annual average income is the lowest. Then vote for a Republican candidate.

Most of these items can be easily found by using your favorite web browser and a few minutes time. Lest you think this is just an indication of one or two “red” states, think again. These problem areas comprised 30-plus percent of the country where Republicans have ruled the roost for many years.

As you prepare to mark your ballots, be sure which political party you really want to lead this country. We’ve seen what the previous administration wrought. Is that what you really want? Mark your ballots carefully.

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