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When we vote, think of our fellow Americans

To the editor:

A democracy is a very fragile thing. It can easily be eroded.

I revere our Constitution and Bill of Rights. The very first article in the Bill of Rights gives us freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of the press. These rights are the very backbone of a democracy. Without them, or eroding of them, our democracy is in jeopardy.

There have been too many men, women and boys who have given their lives for us and our very precious way of governing. Please do not let it be eroded on our watch and their sacrifice be in vain.

We have also been given the right to vote. This should not be a mindless thing governred by fear, spite and lies. It is a wonderful privilege. We need to look carefully at each candidate’s agenda. Please ask yourself if you truly know what each side is seeking to accomplish.

When we vote, we should think of our fellow Americans who might not be as fortunate as we are and also generations to come after us. For them we should not vote to jeapardize our health system, Social Security, Medicare, our wonderful postal system and our beautiful planet earth.

Laurel Mors

Fort Dodge

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