Have you had enough? Vote!

Have you had enough? Vote!

Story By: STAFF WRITER
11/1/2018


It’s that time of year again. And just when we’ve had enough of the contentious political TV ads, lawn signs marring our landscape and annoying robocalls during dinnertime, it’s all finally coming to an end. Just remember to get out and vote.

Yes, campaign season is often difficult to get through and it seems even more so lately. For along with the lack of propriety, there’s also a lack of civility. And that’s a sad statement on where our society is right now. So, have you had enough of it? Get out and vote.

Voting is not only an American privilege; it’s a responsibility that should never be taken lightly.  Apparently, it has in the past. Well, at least locally, if the low voter tallies recorded by the Suffolk County Board of Elections are any indication. Perhaps the political bombast has been a deterrent, but that should not interfere with exercising that given right. If you’ve had enough of the rhetoric, then vote.

Aside from all of the mudslinging, it’s important to understand that this country is deeply divided on a number of very serious issues, ranging from health care, climate change, immigration laws and gun control, to name a few. The choices we make on Tuesday will certainly impact us in one way or another. So isn’t that reason enough to vote?

This newspaper has done its part in bringing the candidates and issues to our readers so they’ll be prepared to make an educated choice. Now it’s time for our readers to follow through and head to the polls on Nov. 6. So, have you really had enough of the political discourse lately? Are you concerned that issues that are important to you are not being properly addressed? Then get out and vote!