Hello Readers! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend time counting your blessings.
This week I want to take a moment to talk about the importance of focusing local. As you all know, my goal with this newspaper has always been to focus and bring attention to county news. I want you to be well informed so you can take action in your neighborhoods, your schools, and your work. As Francis Bacon said, knowledge is power.
Often when I speak with people, they are well educated and engaged with state, national or even world news and events. I am shocked with how well informed many are on Maricopa County elections, the latest severe weather storm affecting a faraway community, John Fetterman’s health, or even Biden’s latest blunder. Take this into the world of sports and many border on experts!
But when I ask who your local township supervisors are, what happened at your last school board meeting, or if you know who our sheriff is, I get blank stares. This quite honestly is pathetic. How can we live in a community and not know it inside out and backwards? Why isn’t our energy focused on making a difference where we live?
Have you ever attended a township, commissioners, or school board meeting? Decisions are made at each of these meetings that drastically effect your day-to-day life! Implementation of taxes, new laws, budgets, spending, and much more are decided without your oversight. Why do you allow it? Do you blindly trust the person you may or may not have voted for?
Let me tell you a story – I voted for Governor Tom Wolf in his last election. Do you know why? I figured he had already been elected to the position once before and it didn’t affect me. I didn’t know anything about his policies, his personal or professional history, his political affiliation, or his ability to do the job. That was a great decision, wasn’t it?
So how about you? Will you endeavor to not make the same mistake I did and start getting involved, today? For the sake of preserving freedom and conservative values in Lancaster County, I am begging you to say “YES!”