For the greater good | Richmond Free Press

The voters have spoken.

And whether we like the outcome of the November election or not, we must respect the decisions of the voters.

I know many of us are not happy with who was elected to the three major offices in Virginia and the rejection of the Richmond referendum of a casino. This, my friends, is called democracy. It also doesn’t mean that you have to give up on an idea or problem you’re passionate about.

Don’t compromise your beliefs for anyone, but at least listen to what people are saying.

If you are one of those people who did not vote and have no reasonable explanation for why, there is no reason for you to complain or be upset about the outcome of the election. It is very important in these types of elections to make your voice heard.

Many of our ancestors died so that we could vote and it is a pity that many do not exercise this right. We still need to be smart and knowledgeable on various topics which I am sure will be discussed in the near future.

I hope people don’t stop fighting for what they know to be right. I know I won’t. There is a passage from “Invictus” that says, “My head is bloody, but not tilted. “

Let’s continue the “good boredom” that our ancestors started many years ago.

ERNEST PARKER JR.

Richmond


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