To the Editor, “The Pan American”:
Response to “Opinion” by Erick González, October 18, 2012: It is doubtful the “Daily Texan,” University of Texas at Austin, or any other reputable campus newspaper in the nation, would feature a one page “don’t vote” editorial. And no article of equal length, supporting the good sense of voting? Where was fairness? Where were the Editors? Where was a competent Faculty Advisor?
Compliments to the artist, Franciso Rodriguez, for agreat cartoon. Interesting choice for the pro—vote “Angel”(President Obama) and the “don’t vote “Devil” (Governor Romney). Actually, the Republican Party is devilishlytrying to suppress the vote, especially of ethnic minorities.Judges, appointed by an “unimportant” President, by the way, have partially blocked those anti-democratic tactics.But, Republicans didn’t count on help from an ethnic minority, Mr. González. Way to go, Mr. “Apathetic, Angry, Abstaining AND Bragging About It.” Who needs Romney’s millions when we got you?
A good course on logic might be needed. (Calling yourself Republican or Democrat is “sheer stupidity”)?Also, a few clichés might have been dropped. (“My vote doesn’t matter”)? Some irrelevant, non-sequiturs might have been left out. (“I have my own problems”). Forget blatant contradictions. (“I fail to ascribe importance to elections” vs., VERY next paragraph, “I know elections are a big deal”). What of plain ol’ facts? (Gonzalez’s right wing mantra: “We live in a republic, not in a democracy.”)And need we mention lack of use of Grammatique? (“LIKEI mentioned before”). Just suggestions.
“Active, Semi-happy, and Voting,”
Victoria Zepeda and Agapito López, Political Science Seniors