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September 12, 2013

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Make Texas a voting state

Make Texas a voting state

Dear Editor,

As the political season begins to pick up speed, with Greg Abbott’s announcement to run for governor and awaiting Wendy Davis’ announcement if she will run for senate or the governor, it’s a good time to reflect on what matters most to you, a Parker County Texan, to ensure the next six years echo your personal viewpoint. I picked a few of my own to provoke your thought process.

I believe every Texan wants a productive government, a government that works towards rewarding honest hard work with a living wage in a tax system that is fair.

I don’t think most Texans want economic and social status to dictate what level of education is funded by the state but would rather see a solid education given to every resident in Texas in hopes of their becoming a productive citizen, which in turns lowers crime rate, prison overpopulation, welfare and Medicaid costs.

I also believe most everyone wants freedom from the government in his or her private life, but still wants protection from terrorism and for the Texas environment so that we have safer air and cleaner water for generations to come.

These are just a few of the issues I think we will see mentioned along the campaign trail.  Research is the key! Research each candidate. Know in your heart that he or she will labor toward a government that will make Texas stronger with equality for all those who work hard and play by the rules in pursuit of the American dream.

Then register to vote if you haven’t already. Registering and then voting is the only sure way to make your voice heard.  Donating of funds, making time for phone banking, visiting door to door are things needed in each election, but if you don’t vote, in the end, it doesn’t count!

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