July 4 2016 | Cle Elum | Submitted by Jerry Martens
Every couple of years, we the people are asked to select our next representatives to “SERVE” us.
The fact is our election process has transformed into the selection of questionable individuals seeking our VOTE based on very little information, even less in the form or qualifications and a whole lot on who becomes the least objectionable. In essence, few of us feel that we are voting for someone as opposed to voting against someone.
After seeking the appointment to replace Gary Berndt for Position #2, I quickly realized that even if I had received the appointment, I would be provided the title but then would be faced with getting along or being silenced by those that RULE us. I chose to take a different path.
Basically, the election process is in place for “we the citizen” to seek change based on a candidates visions and ideas that he or she sees for our County. Trouble is, our current elected officials have no vision or ideas or directions; they pretty much spend their time and our money reacting to each and every issue which pops up.
Even more troubling is a vetting process that asks pertinent or not so pertinent questions with 3 minutes of candidates evading answers. Which brings us to WHY and the PURPOSE for the Kittitas County Sentinel. The why is to ask the questions from we the people. The purpose is in asking the question, making sure the answer or vision or direction is in some form representative of us citizens.
I hope you will share and take part in the Kittitas County Sentinel. It provides a platform for we the people to have a voice in our representation and at a minimum, see if or how candidates interact with individuals over organizations.
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