Good citizens should…

By Hugh Geiger

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: “Good citizens don’t vote,” Oct. 21, 2004,

Chris Blatch tries to argue that he was only acting as a responsible citizen when he chose not to vote in the recent municipal election. He fails to mention that, as a citizen, he could have placed a blank ballot in the ballot box. He could also have checked his voter registration card to ensure that his tax dollars are being directed to the school system of his choice. And if Chris knew he was going to vote, come hell or high water, perhaps he might have made an effort to get informed. Now I’m not about to guess what he chose to do in lieu of voting, but it seems obvious to me that writing a lame excuse was a waste of time. And yes Chris, in my opinion, you no longer have the right to complain, at least until the next election. Sincerely hoping that you vote next time.

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