Don't waste the 'Sacrifices'
Letters to the Editor
I read Elaine Robertson's letter with interest and I would like to know what are 10,000 registered voters doing that they cannot take approximately 20 minutes to vote?
They enjoy the freedom to talk, express opinions for or against the government which other countries do not allow.
Women can vote, drive cars and do not have to hide their faces, and can express their opinions in the great United States of America.
All these freedoms were fought for in the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII and all the wars that have come after. Men and women who have participated in these wars (and some gave all whether it be bodily parts or lives) did it to ensure our freedom, the right to vote, and to express our opinions openly.
In Bandera County we have two candidates running for the sheriff's position and two for the county attorney's position and it makes no difference whether they are women or men but who is the best qualified in your opinion.
The voting numbers were ridiculous in the Primary Election. We need to turn this around and vote in the Primary Run-off Election on July 31.
You can vote in the run-off election even if you did not vote in the primary.
Please do not let the lives lost in the various wars be in vain. Express yourself and show your support of our military and the freedoms they have given us.
Kenneth Slocum, MSgt., USAF, Ret.