Each election provides this Federal Representative Republic a chance to start over, to get it right, to make things better. What seems more common is that time after time, election after election, people complain after the fact about the election process, the election results and the government sworn in the following January that is charged with representing us (or not) and dealing with the problems facing our Cities, Counties, States and Country.
All to often those that complain the most and the loudest are those that were least engaged with the process in selecting the very government about which they complain. When asked what they did most reply with a blank stare or a "what does that have to do with anything?!"
My answer? EVERYTHING. Because the future of our country, our way of life, our children and grandchildren's tomorrow is at stake to the extent that it is in today's world there is no room for a middle ground. CONCLUSION? If you aren't part of the solution then you are part of the problem.
To preserve your right to complain you must fully engage in the process with your vote, your contribution of time and treasure, your commitment to persuasively engage your fellow citizens. Anything less then, respectfully, please keep quite.
Peter G. Rogers
Chairman / Marshall County Republicans