There was a vote yesterday here in Acton, MA. Most of the 13,530 registered voters didn’t seem to give a shit. Only Harry Tisnseth had an excuse – he was being buried.
Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to the others who had the courage to step up and run. Your town may not deserve your offer of service or your patriotism. When 10,919 US Citizens won’t bother to walk fifty feet through the rain to vote, – then they deserve the government they get. After all, they weren’t being asked to charge British soldiers at the North Bridge or spend the winter at Valley Forge.
Just seventy (70) days ago 9,338 Actonians (69%) managed to get to the polls and vote in the Special Election that saw Scott Brown replace Fat Teddy and placeholder Kirk. But yesterday, only 2,611 voters – a mere 19% of those 13,530 registered, showed up to vote. Over a million dead American Veterans are squirming in their graves. What on earth did they die for?
Of the few voters who did show up, most voted for the tax & spend & tax some more group of Progressives. The two declared “Republicans” lost big time. Spending will continue as usual.
So if you live in Acton, and your taxes go up, – look in the mirror. If you see your money being spent on other people’s “feel-good” projects, – look in the mirror.
If your elected officials are as indifferent to your calls, your e-mails, and your voice as Congresswoman Niki Tsongas is, – you have only yourselves to blame. You didn’t bother to vote. And these spenders can rightfully expect you won’t bother to show up at Town Meetings either. Just get out your checkbooks, and bend over.
9,337 of you have covered yourselves in shame, 4,192 of you for the second time already this year. In a world where people still risk death to get purple ink on their fingers, you have a lot to be ashamed of.
/s/ Iron Mike
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