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Your vote not only helps pick the candidate but also the policy

Byler-HenryYour vote not only helps pick the candidate but also the policy     

By Byler E. Henry

November 8th is a day that you must circle on your calendars and embedded in your minds. It is the day that new leaders will be selected and it is important that the leaders are the right people for the job.

We have one candidate who always seems to put his foot in his mouth every time he speaks. You can also see his arrogance every time he stands up to the microphone. In his mind, we need him as president, he feels that he is the right man for the job. He has mocked a reporter with a disability and he has stated that since he is a “star”, he can kiss women and grab them in their genitals.

If that isn’t bad enough he also in-cites violence at his rallies. This guy is the Republican nominee to be our president. Before the bus video about his disrespect of women came out, I couldn’t understand how he could gain the support of so many people.

When you drive around Florida take note of how many support signs for this guy you see in the front yards, as well bumper stickers on many cars. Looking at him during his speeches and seeing his actions, he is unfit to run a country.

On the other hand, we have a former Secretary of State from 2009 – 2013, and a former first lady who has seen a president’s job first hand from 1993 – 2001, and a supporter of reform justice.

She also has the support of many and is more prepared to be the president. You can see a few support signs around Florida on bumper stickers and standing in the yards.

This year’s election is very important to get out and vote, and we must do our part as voters to make sure the best candidate gets the job.

Although we have faith there needs to be action behind it; remember faith without works is dead.

Not voting at all is just as dangerous as voting for the wrong candidate. Remember that your vote counts, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If your vote wasn’t important they would not have tried to use whatever scheme they could to prevent you from voting.

When Blacks were given the right to vote with the passing of the 15th amendment in 1870, it was a step in the right direction although there was a loophole.

The amendment was a smoke screen, the passing of the amendment said that you can vote, but you must pay poll taxes, pass literacy tests, and be eligible for the grandfather clause before you can. Once you pass, your vote counted.

Our vote really didn’t matter until about 1965. For 95 years, we were being prevented from voting, but now that we have the right we have got to use it.

Our ancestors fought hard and died to gain the right and we can’t ignore that. So, when it’s time to vote ask yourself who should be our president. Who should be our leader and who has our best interest at heart.

I hope that you recognize the power of voting, remember “your vote not only helps pick the candidate but also the policy.” – Anonymous

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