‘We just celebrated our country’s 246th birthday, now, let’s protect it by being informed voters’
Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com
By Rob Anderson
REFORM Clark County (www.reformclarkcounty.com)
Did you ever get a gift, maybe from your parents, like a dog or a bike, that required having to take care of it to enjoy it and keep it? We just celebrated Independence Day, and if we want to keep our country and freedoms we better take care of it.
We have been given something very special, no matter what those that try to malign our country say, but it does require vigilance and engagement. The famous little story is true. Benjamin Franklin was walking out of Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention in 1787, when someone shouted out, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” To which Franklin responded: “A republic, if you can keep it.”
No matter where you fall on the spectrum of politics, engagement is key and without it corruption ensues. We must pursue and require transparency not only from those that serve but those that are looking to serve. Many in power would like to keep us in the dark and have us blindly vote for those that have raised the most amount of money to flood the zone and are supported by the establishment calling the shots. But you and I are to call the shots, and we can do better to stay up on the issues and be informed voters come election day.
That’s why we’ve put together a Clark County Council Candidates Forum for Wed., July 20, moderated by Ken Vance of ClarkCountyToday.com. I’ve asked Ken to moderate the discussions because I think he’s fair and respected and will do a great job to help us understand where candidates stand on issues.
All Clark County Council Candidates from Districts 1, 2 and 5 have been invited and limited seats are available HERE.
Invite – Attend – Vote.
For more info go to https://www.reformclarkcounty.com/candidates-forum
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