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January 31, 2014
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Letter: Elected officials should represent us

What happened to our votes?

“We,” the voters, elect all the presidents, senators, congressmen and local politicians. We vote for them to do what we believe is right.

We voted to reinstate capital punishment, yet Gov. Kitzhaber said no, he wouldn’t let that happen. What happened to our vote there?

The Senate said it won’t allow filibustering against any public offices, like the Supreme Court nominees. Why can’t we vote for that?

As taxpayers, we vote down tax increases, then get hit with higher taxes, fees, and licenses for our cars, driving, hunting and fishing. Where are our votes?

When the presidential elections happen, we already know who the president is by the time Oregon’s votes are counted. If our votes make so little difference, why vote at all?

Then there’s Hillary Clinton. She said she won’t run for president in the next election, but who knows, she might change her mind. After the way she handled Benghazi, do you think she’d be a good president?

Gerald Klope Sr.


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The News-Review Updated Feb 7, 2014 06:16PM Published Jan 31, 2014 06:00PM Copyright 2014 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.