Horrendous Voter Turnout
Last week, some voters in Fulton County exercised their right to vote, and America's democratic process worked once again.
However, only about 11% of eligible voters went to the poles to cast a ballot. Out of a total of almost 29,800 registered voters, just over 3,300 went to the polls.
Even though there wasn't much on the ballot, there were school tax issues, township issues, and the countywide Fulton County Senior Center levy renewal.
But even with few issues to vote on, for a participatory government, 11% is at best, dismal, and at worst, horrendous and embarrassing.
America has been referred to as the world's experiment in democracy; with turnout results barely into double digits, some would say that the experiment is close to failure.
Voting is important, whether it's for a presidential election or a township road levy.
Everyone should make time to vote, because many people across the world can't. They live under tyranny and opressive government.
Remember, if your taxes go up because a levy you opposed passed, and you didn't take time to go to the polls and voice your opposition, you have no right to complain.