Well, the race for State Senator in the 1st Suffolk & Middlesex district has been decided in the recent state primary. City Councilor Lydia Edwards from East Boston beating Revere School Committeeman Anthony D’Ambrosio gives Edwards vacated senate seat
As I read the page one headline in The Revere Advocate (Low turnout gives Edwards vacated senate seat), I think the results of this election and the horrible turnout shows just how powerful each of us is if we just take the time to vote. How many who came before us sacrificed their lives so that our democratic republic could continue. Freedom isn’t free. It gets paid for all the time by those we just remembered on Veterans Day and by those we just remembered on December 7, the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
The least we can do is vote in our elections. Our system depends on us voting, making choices, etc. When we sit on our hands and let others choose for us, we give up our right to complain about the results. We had our chance and threw it away.
Voting is not a Democrat, Republican, liberal or conservative thing, it is an American thing. In all transparency, I have worked in numerous campaigns over the years and have been a candidate for public office too. I know first-hand the importance of elections.
Government is always our business. Either we run the government or it runs us. Sit back, do nothing but don’t pretend you are an innocent bystander.
I congratulate Lydia Edwards on her victory and I congratulate Anthony D’Ambrosio for running. They stepped into the arena. Too bad there were so few who couldn’t even take the time to show up and vote.
Maybe next time, some of these no-shows will actually show up and vote but there’ll probably be just more excuses why they couldn’t find the time.
This is America; it only works if its citizens do their duty starting by voting.