In This Issue: October '18
Oct 01, 2018 08:30AM
By Jason Huddle
We, at Cabarrus Magazine, believe it is of the utmost importance, as well as our civic duty, to vote. All the grandstanding and protesting for change mean nothing if you don’t follow through with the task our forefathers mandated to every American citizen – to vote for those we wish to represent us in government.
That is why, every two years, we take a break from our normal format and dedicate an edition to interviewing the local and state candidates representing Cabarrus County, asking them pertinent questions that directly concern our readers. We print their answers, verbatim, only editing for brevity when necessary.
We do not endorse any political candidate or agenda. I am of the firm belief that, just because we buy ink by the barrel, it doesn’t give us the right or obligation to tell you whom to vote for.
In that light, I encourage each of you to do as much of your own research as you can on every candidate. Don’t take the media’s word for it. We’re human. It would be naïve to think any reporter is completely unbiased one way or the other and isn’t, therefore, trying to steer you in one direction or another. Make sure the decision you make in November is yours and yours alone.
Having said all that, I will add this. This country is infected with a cancer called division. I can’t remember a time we were more divided as a nation than now. In that respect, I ask you to vote for candidates that are seeking to fix what is wrong and preaching unity, rather than separation – striving to bring together our people, rather than exploiting what separates us. Vote for the candidate, not the D or R beside their name.
Don’t take my word for it either. Look at where voting along party lines has gotten us over the past 20 or 30 years! Now get out there and vote! Vote! Vote! (But read this issue first.)
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