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Better to have a say

With Art Seaton’s (Nov. 1) choice of “no vote” comes an added responsibility – that of “no voice,” therefore “no complaining!”

Might as well go live in a cave!

I agree it was a difficult choice this year, but if everyone took his stance, what would occur? Perhaps it would be an opportunity for dictatorship to move in. You see, a country needs leadership in some form. Best we have a say, don’t you think?

Sandy McBride

Colfax


 

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