Friday, October 21, 2005

Parochial Change

Wilkowski was right during his mayoral primary campaign about the need for change in Toledo. However, the type of change is still under question. Change occurs with the constituents, the voters. When less than a majority of voters (and worse only 22%) of citizens vote in an election--whether primary or general, Toledo can never expect to grow. This suggests, no matter who is elected, a majority of voters do not care and likely during that elected official's term, he will be criticized by the majority--those non-voting citizens.

It is not the Mayor's or Council's job to take charge in Toledo--they only represent what we want. Toledoans should be embarrassed. To talk about change is one thing (which Toledoans have done for decades), but to foster change is another, and the only way to do that is by voting.

This recent primary is a sad day for any true lovers of representative government, whether your candidates made it through or not.

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