Make plans to go to the polls Dec. 9
If you don't vote, you can't complain. We've all heard that one before. It means that if you don't care enough to make your way to the polls and cast a vote, then you can't very well wag your tongue on your side of the issue that was being decided.
Of course, there's no real truth to this. People who avoid polling places as if they might catch some sort of plague there are often among the loudest of complainers. And there are plenty of those people. They are quick to say what they think when there's an election on the horizon, but come time to actually express an opinion that will count, they are nowhere to be found.
Here's hoping their number is kept to a minimum on Dec. 9. The vote on whether or not to raise county taxes to provide more local funding for school systems that have seen their state monies slashed is too important for anyone to sit out. The outcome of this vote will impact our county's education system -- and thereby many other facets of life here -- for years to come.
Make your opinion count. Plan on voting Dec. 9.