LETTER: The big picture

Published: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 09:03 AM.

Why oppose the Walton County School Board Referendum?  Because it takes away an American right!

"A share in the sovereignty of state, which is exercised  by the citizens at large, in voting at elections is one of the most important rights of the subject, ...". — Alexander Hamilton

The right to vote is a solemn trust of a free society and freedom is costly. My great-great-great-great-grandfather marched against the Tories. A great-uncle served in World War I, my father was wounded in World War II, a college professor lost a brother in Korea , the first funeral I attended without my parents was a classmate who fell in Viet Nam . A friend lost a son in Iraq . A lovely Walton County lady lost a son in Afghanistan .

Perhaps, in addition to zoos and museums, schools should add field trips to airports and watch flag draped caskets of brave men and women who paid Liberty's ultimate price being carried from the plane with somber dignity — giving meaning to  Patrick's Henry's famous cry, "Give me liberty or give me death!"

Voter apathy in America is appalling. So much blood has been shed to preserve our Liberty , how could any American vote to give up their right to vote? 

Giving up your right to vote is putting a stamp of approval on Executive Orders, political appointments without Congressional approval, taxation without representation and forced regulations (remember Obamacare?).

Voting "no" and keeping the right to vote preserves Liberty at the local level.



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