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Letter to the editor: Voting is just the start

To the editor:

Let's start with the Preamble to the Constitution,

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

We have just finished the election process. Our civic duty to vote is completed, but this doesn't mean we are done. Now is the time to communicate with your elected representatives. You may not have voted for your newly elected officials, but they are your voice at the local, state and federal levels. They have the ability to make a difference with the input from their constituents (you and me). Get involved, express your needs for you, your family, and community.

Finally, we might not agree with each other. This does not make us enemies, but each with different points of view. I'm sure our forefathers had differences, but they came together to form this country. We need to put differences aside and work together to make it a better America.

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedom, it will because we destroyed ourselves" - Abraham Lincoln

Victor Gades