When I graduated from American University and settled down to work in the District, I decided to be responsible and register to vote here. It was a painful choice, as I was used to voting for candidates who actually had a voice in our government. Nevertheless, it seemed like the right thing to do.
After reading “Democracy Inaction” (2/14), however, I am wondering why I gave up my Alabama voting rights. True, the school board situation does not affect me directly, as having children is the last thing on my mind. Yet the decision that the control board made to silence our elected leaders is repulsive and tyrannical. I read the story with mounting disgust for the entire situation. If this is what District politics is about, I’m certain that in the next few years I will move across state lines, so I can actually participate in that strange concept called democracy.
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