Highland News Leader

Letter to the Editor: Don’t throw in the towel next election

Dear Editor,

First, one would think of the kitchen towel or bath towel, but not this towel.

Have you ever watched a boxing match? Well, I’ve only seen them on television and this towel has a connection with boxing. The connection is very important to the sport of boxing and other sports; however some of them are called flags, oh well.

Let’s get to the point. April 7, 2015 was voting day here but you wouldn’t have known it for all of the towels thrown in. What kind of an example are we sending the rest of the world? Think about it if you threw in the towel and did not vote.

In boxing and some other sports, the manager, coach or referee may throw in a towel to stop the fight or stop to the game to protect the players. This is a good thing and should be done.

But when a voter throws in a towel, it does not stop the game nor does it protect the citizens. It just says, game on.

What are you going to do? Are you going to pick up that towel, shake it out and wipe off your hands and go to the ballot box and vote?

Or are you going to continue throwing in the towel?

Giving up is not an option.

James E. Saffel Sr.

Mascoutah

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