Some election afterthoughts: How ironic for The Tribune’s moaning about lack of candidate debates despite letters asking for the paper to sponsor more of them.
We need to make such debates for city, county, state legislature and congressional seats as much the norm as presidential debates, and if one of the candidates refuses to participate — hold them anyway! They should be televised too. Shame on those eligible voters who were too lazy or uninformed to vote, one of whom said to me, “They are all crooks.” They are not, and if that person is too lazy to learn about them, a special shame on him.
Special shame, too, on the young citizens who did not vote and have the most at stake in the long run. The state Legislature should also pass a version of North Carolina’s (now repealed) law allowing high school students to preregister so they can vote when they are 18. High school government teachers: how about it?