2006-09-13 / Editorials

Voting Is A Gift

To The Editor:

We must take every election seriously whether it is a primary in our city, state or a general election for local, state, county and federal governmental officials. Voting is our cherished gift and a privilege and we must not take it for granted. The events of September 11, 2001 clearly showed how another form of government, opposed to our democracy and free voting statedwanted to do away with our rights and privileges. Let us vote on Primary Day, the 12th of September and honor the memories and bravery of the fallen of September 11. We will also clearly send message to any group who wants to do away with us, that we are strong, vibrant and with our powers of voting, raising our political voice to create positive change. Our nation will flourish like a springtime flower for many, many years to come.

Let us not be complacent and apathetic. Let us become involved in our political system, righting wrongs by petition, phone calls and letters to the powers that be and above all by going out to vote.

In addition, September 11 it should be a day when a candle should be kindled physically and spiritually in remembrance of those who gave of themselves so that we can savor freedom's sacredness, love and joy. Peace and blessings to all. Cynthia Groopman Long Island City

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