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Informed voting

Published 7:02pm Thursday, February 27, 2014

To the editor:

I read with great interest and appreciation the recent letter by John Dennis Hill (“The death of common sense hits home”).

Most of his focus is on county government, and at the end of his factual, well-written letter he says, “Perhaps it’s not too late to return to a state of responsible and accountable governance.”

We, the citizens, have the power to make that happen. If the majority of voters decide the behavior of the majority of our commissioners, as documented in Mr. Hill’s letter, is deplorable, we have the power to make changes.  It’s called informed voting, and our chance will come at the next election. Since the majority rules, the leaders we choose are our responsibility. I, personally, hope to be part of a majority that votes for change.

– Chris ter Kuile, Tryon

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