The registered voters turn out in Clark County for last weeks general election was deplorable. There really is no excuse for not voting as the process couldn't be easier. Voters have 2 weeks with their ballot and have access to the internet to investigate candidates and come up with positions on the issues.
The August 2015 primary election for the County Chair race was decided by a mere four votes in one of the closest elections in Clark County history so every vote truly does count.
What does this have to do with "Veterans Day"?
In all the noise we hear about politics, issues, candidates and campaigns, it's easy to become cynical and believe that your vote means nothing but voting is the heart of our democracy that keeps our country alive. Since the Revolutionary War, nearly three million American soldiers have been killed or wounded in wars both at home (Civil War) and overseas. Another forty thousand are missing in action. We can always argue about the validity or need for a war but little argument can be made for not recognizing the valuable service of our veterans, both volunteers and draftees who have served our country.
For each election you don't vote because you forgot or just don't feel it matters, please take a moment and remember those who have fought to preserve the freedoms all Americans enjoy today including our fundamental right to vote and select our leaders.
This isn't about party or party politics, this is about people, we the people.
We are the government, we are the ones ultimately responsible for who is elected to govern our country, state, county and cities. But every time we don't vote, we lose a little bit more of that freedom that nearly 3 million of our fellow Americans were wounded or died defending. It's not just your right to vote, it's your obligation to them, your family and the future.
The Clark County Democrats are proud to recognize and salute the millions of American men & women who have honorably served our country in defense and war.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE HISTORY OF THE VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY