- - Monday, October 10, 2016


In the republic of the United States of America, we elect local representatives to the legislative branch to vote their conscience on issues of national importance. Why? Because we cannot all be a part of every decision. Many of us are frustrated when those representatives politicize their votes in Washington, regardless of the reason. We want our representatives to vote their conscience based on the character they showed us during the election cycle.

Why then, are so many Americans willing to politicize their vote for president this year? It doesn’t matter that this year most of us will vote for the ‘lesser evil.’ This puts us in company with the politicians who have disappointed us. It is a compromise of nearly every good American’s beliefs to vote for either major party candidate. Don’t do it.

Vote your conscience, not your fear. If we lose, we lose having had our vote mean something. “By the people, for the people” must mean standing up for good rather than voting for first or second devil. My vote goes to a third-party candidate because I will not waste my vote on either major-party candidate. And I hope you’ll stand up and join me.


North Salt Lake, Utah

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