Get involved in politics to shape your community and country

Posted 25 January 2023 at 8:29 am


I can not help but wonder why people are not more involved in politics. They seem to be oblivious to politics but complain about diminishing rights and inflation.

Politics affect our entire lives, from the environment to nuclear war. Two big things in the news today. Yesterday was the first Orleans County Legislature meeting of 2023 and I think I was the only “Joe Public” who attended. Covid did mess up meetings and all our lives but Orleans County Legislature meetings are back open to the public.

Resolution #23 at the meeting was a contract agreement between the Orleans County Board of Elections and Dominion Voting Systems Corporation, which got approved. Through my research I believe electronic machines and the internet have no business in our elections.

Politics are the most important duty of the citizen. It is you, who through your vote, causes how your life and your neighbors’ lives will be.

I personally believe in the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, created by the people for the people. Get involved.

Steve Colon