Local elections matter. Our leaders in Washington, D.C., originate in our individual states, in our local counties.

Early voting begins today. The March 4, 2014 Texas Primary Election date is quickly approaching. Candidates are attending forums, campaign workers are working late hours trying to ensure their candidate’s message is received by as many voters as is possible, and all the while the general public goes about their daily business mostly unaware of the upcoming election. And dare I say, while not caring about the upcoming election.

We live in the United States of America where many wars have shed the blood of our loved ones and America’s monetary resources. These wars were fought for our freedom as well as for the freedom of people living in other countries. But, “We the People” of America ignore the privilege of voting because we are either too busy, think it doesn’t matter how we vote, or simply just do not care. Our apathy is contributing to the erosion of our liberties and freedoms.

As a Christian, I believe it is our duty, obligation if you will, to vote. Not to do so, I believe, is a sin. Our political leaders, it seems, have forgotten that America was founded on the common acceptance of what is known as the Judeo-Christian Ethic, which is the system of the moral and social values that originates in the Old and New Testaments in the Bible.

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”

The Texas Pledge: “Honor the Texas Flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.”

When I see “Old Glory” or hear the Star Spangled Banner played or sung, I get an overwhelming sense of pride. Our Flag is still standing high and proud. What does that mean to you, a voting citizen of the State of Texas?

I am asking you to please vote in this election. Your vote matters.

Below is information to help you as you vote:

For more information, please visit http://www.votedenton.com/

Primary Election Day is March 4, 2014. Polling place for Republican Precincts 4018 & 4043 is E P Rayzor Elementary Library, 377 Rayzor Road, Lantana, TX.

EARLY VOTING: Locations dates and times:
Tuesday – Friday, February 18 – 21, 8am – 5pm
Saturday, February 22, 7am – 7pm
Sunday, February 23, 1pm – 6pm
Monday – Friday, February 24 – 28, 7am – 7pm
Closest Location to Lantana: Double Oak Town Hall, 320 Waketon, Double Oak.

MUST SHOW GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION: Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:
•Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
•Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
•Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
•Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
•United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
•United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
•United States passport

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.


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