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Your role in government

Dear Editor,

The Declaration of Independence states, “That to secure these Rights (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness) Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed …”

The 2016 presidential election was a surprise (more of a shock) to say the least, but the “governed” (that’s you and me) showed up and exercised our power (we voted). And the result is now history.

The election of Donald Trump was momentous on several levels, but what stands out most to me is that the 2016 presidential election showed where the true power of government comes from. It comes from those who “show up.”

The 2018 election is right around the corner. While this is not a presidential election, it

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