Asking questions is the key in voting
To the editor:
A few weeks ago, I attended a talk by David Cobb, sponsored by MoveToAmend.org, as I wanted to understand recent towns’ ballot articles, calling for voters to support a Constitutional amendment to regulate political spending. As I spoke with Cobb, I found he was very reasonable, articulate and informative, and he helped me understand one side of the case in question, the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. FEC.
I then attended the inaugural Freedom Summit, held in Manchester and sponsored by Citizens United and the American for Prosperity Foundation. I heard David Bossie, president of Citizens United, discuss the details of his organization’s Supreme Court case. Bossie, too, was very reasonable, articulate and informative. Hearing both of these gentlemen speak helps me make educated and informed decisions as a voter. I have lived in seven states, and New Hampshire is exceptionally unique in that our citizens have the opportunity to interact directly with their politicians and candidates.
In this mid-term election year, I urge every voter to participate in the process. Listen to the candidates, ask questions, and expect — no, demand — direct answers. And remember, do their actions reflect their words? Or do they have a record of saying one thing, then doing another? And if the latter, is this who you want representing you in our local, state and federal government?