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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Follow the Money

"Follow the money" is an old phrase from the Watergate days, and following the money usually leads you to the answer, or the truth, or whatever you're looking for.

I thought it was an absolute.

Until now.

Rush Limbaught got me thinking.  His theory as to why a certain group has such a hold over Washington is not the money it funnels to candidates.  It's because the members of this organization and fiercely loyal.  Here is the big one.  THEY VOTE!

After last week's Florida event, there is a move to enact change.  I'm a journalist.  I'm not in the opinion business.  I'll leave it up to you as to whether it's right or wrong, whether it's the remedy that's needed.

No matter how you feel, the important thing is not the protests.  It's going to a polling place twice a year and making your feelings known.  

I've seen it happen so many times before.  People are motivated by a topic or event.  They vote in the next election or two, and then, they drift away.

It is unfortunate that so many affected by Florida are too young to vote, but they will be of legal age, and soon.

If you want change, or if you don't, please make the effort to participate in our democracy.