For the greater good
11/11/2021, 6 p.m.
The voters have spoken.
And whether or not we like the outcome of the Nov. elections, we must abide by the voters’ decisions.
I know many of us are not happy about who was elected to the top three offices in Virginia and the Richmond referendum rejection of a casino. This, my friends, is called democracy. This also does not mean you have to give up on an idea or issue you are passionate about.
Do not compromise your beliefs for anyone, but at least listen to what people are saying.
If you are one of those people who did not get out and vote and have no reasonable explanation why, there is no reason for you to complain or be upset about the election’s outcome. It is very important in these types of elections to make your voices heard.
Many of our ancestors died for us to be able to vote and it’s a shame many do not exercise that right. We still must be astute and knowledgeable about various topics that I am sure will be coming up in the near future.
I hope people will not give up fighting for what they know is right. I know I won’t. There is a passage from “Invictus” that states, “My head is bloody, but unbowed.”
Let’s continue the “good trouble” our ancestors started many years ago.
ERNEST PARKER JR.