Don’t believe the lies they tell
A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious, but it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gate is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banners openly against the city, but a traitor moves among those within the gates freely. His sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor. He appeals to the baseness of lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the sole of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, or a nation; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.
A nation, our nation, will be taken down by our own government by the traitors within.
We the people stand up for nothing. We believe the lies and we don’t stand up for the truth.
When it comes time to vote or anything else in life, stand up for the truth that is there, search for it, live your life with what is the truth. Don’t live the lies that live within us daily.
Sandra Pohlman, Galveston
The downfall of early voting
Several years ago, a new election wrinkle reared its head, and for many, it was a good thing. But wait, it’s time to take a second look.
This “wrinkle” I write of? I refer to “early voting.” Early voting sounds good, at first blush, however those who vote early, who vote before the official Nov. 6 Election Day, must deal with voting only partially informed.
I intend to vote, on Nov. 6, after all pertinent information has been heard. Not sooner when much, including the debates, has yet to be heard and said.