Voting is my right

Published 4:36 pm Tuesday, November 18, 2008

“It is not impressive that after all this time a woman votes. Men and women gave their lives so that we could vote. People who treat this privilege so badly should not be immortalized in the newspaper. They certainly do not deserve recognition because they finally voted.”

Wow! That is harsh.

I myself have never voted. I view voting, yes, a privilege, and yes, a right; and I take that privilege and right seriously.

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Let me ask you, does having a privilege or a right mean you have do to it?

When I find a person whom I relate with and does not slam another candidate, I will go vote for them. Also may I ask, in your eyes, am I bad (for lack of another word) for not voting? But would I not be just as bad to vote just because the person is a Republican, a Democrat, a white person, a black person, a woman or a man?

Many people have done just that. I myself will not vote until I am ready and find the candidate who will serve me the best, and that my friend, is my right!

Marian StaplesBainbridge, Ga.