Time for debate on election issues

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 9, 2000

Although it might seem like Nov.

Saturday, September 09, 2000

Although it might seem like Nov. 7 is pretty far away, there really isn’t much time left to decide who will get your vote for president.

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And, for that matter, there are still plenty of local and state races that need voters’ attention, too.

No matter which party reflects your views most accurately, this is too important a decision to leave the analysis only to the media and political pundits.

This is the kind of election that could really make a difference in not only your family’s future, but those of your children and grandchildren as well.

Presidential shifts can have a profound effect on everything from domestic policy to international relations. Choosing the right candidate is a serious responsibility and one that should not be ignored until the last moment.

And, besides, if there is a candidate for whom you think others should vote, now is the time to state your case.

Be a part of the political process. Send a letter, attend a debate, do whatever you can to get as much information as possible on this year’s races.

Don’t settle for the media’s opinions of the candidates. Read the coverage yourself and then draw your own conclusions.

Then, proceed – informed – to the voting booth.

That is your part of the democracy deal.