Don't Be Deterred, Vote!
Barrington Salmon's front-page article "Panelist Decry GOP Voter Suppression Efforts," September 27, 2012 was one of the most important pieces of political news I've read in the Informer so far this election year.
This story shows just how fragile our so-called democracy is. Voting is the basis of this political system, and to be able to change the rules just because you don't like the outcome of an election is very dangerous, and should be looked at as being outright treason. You will find those who believe in this outrageous activity as being fair and just, and they are the very ones who will stand before the world and wave the American flag and say, "the whole world should be free like us." It's hypocrisy and they don't care. To them, it's all about power and they want it at any price.
So we must do as the article says: whatever it takes to vote. Too many people sacrificed their lives for us to be able to vote. We must not let anybody or anything deter us from voting!
Worth More than Words
The photographs in this week's Informer were "simply stunning." Let me first start with the front-page photograph by Shevry Lassiter of President Barack Obama and Sen. Mark Warner. That was downright inspiring.
I just loved the CTM photos on the inside cover. They show a wide range of subjects by your photographers, Roy Lewis, Lafayette Barnes and Khalid Naji-Allah. The photos of the fashion show by Roy Lewis were my favorites. I wanted to see more of those beautiful models in the paper. Keep doing what you're doing, Washington Informer. Our city needs you.