A large number of older people say that young people
don’t care and don’t vote. The worst part about this
statement is that it is all too true. Most young people are
not concerned much about the important issues. I would
guess that if you asked the whole student body at WKU,
you would be lucky to find half of the people you asked
even knowing who is running for Governor of Kentucky.
We have one great candidate running. Congressman
Ernie Fletcher was a fighter pilot and has a degree in
engineering. He graduated from med school and was a
practicing physician when his friends asked him to run
for Congress. These are just a few of his positive
We need a change in our state government. Fletcher is
an ordained lay minister and should reestablish moral
ethics in Frankfort. He is against abortion and increased
gambling; his opponent (Chandler) says he supports
both. He is very interested in improving education.
Fletcher has made Bowling Green a repeated stop and
promises to return many times when elected.
If you are registered and cannot go home to vote, call
your county clerk’s office, or have your parents call, and
get an application for an absentee ballot sent to you, and
do it NOW-TODAY. You may even vote in your home
county clerk’s office early if you can get there. We must
do our part as adults and show that we are responsible
and that we do care.
Jason R. Herring