voice for democracy

Letter: Democracy depends on everyone exercising voting rights – STLtoday.com

Kenny Greene, of St. Louis signs in with a judge to vote at Nance Elementary School on Tuesday April 6, 2021, in the 2nd Ward in the city’s Mayoral election. The ballot also includes several measures proposed by the Metropolitan Sewer District to pay for infrastructure upgrades. Photo by Christian Gooden, [email protected]
Regarding the letter “Keeping the filibuster only allows further GOP obstruction” (Oct. 30): Voting sustains our democracy, but our right to vote is being systematically crushed. The GOP is pushing baseless allegations of fraud — If my candidate doesn’t win, the election must be rigged. Republicans are also engaged in making participation more difficult with voter-suppression bills, gerrymandered districts, baseless audits and the elimination of polling places.
Worse still, multiple state legislatures are implementing laws that give them the power to change the count if they don’t like the result. To counter these obstructive tactics, voters should urge lawmakers to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. We need to protect our right to vote by exercising it. Our democracy requires it. 
Greg Meyer • St. Louis
Get opinion pieces, letters and editorials sent directly to your inbox weekly!

During the last election, I believe there was not enough critical stories about Joe Biden. When it came to President Donald Trump, the newspaper pushed for impeachment.

In the end, even the Michael Corleone character’s quiet wife becomes a destroyer of life when she aborts her unborn son. 

The Cardinals are disrespecting the fans who pay for everything. And, in my opinion, the new media are afraid of upsetting the Cardinals’ front office.

We need to teach our students how wrong things can go when people believe what they want to instead of what is true.

 It seems the average rate of speed is over 90 miles per hour, and then add to that reckless driving.

 Where are they all day? I never seem to see or hear crews trimming back or removing trees.

Grant not only saved the union but kept it together under President Andrew Johnson, which was no easy task.

Republicans seem not to want to do something good and necessary because they do not want a Democratic president to look good

Provincialism must be overcome and vigilantism forsaken if our democracy is to endure. The Jan. 6 Capitol attack must not be repeated.

When the Editorial Board uses cute and amusing words like shenanigans to describe Eric Greitens’ apparently unlawful activities, it takes the teeth out of the accusation.
Kenny Greene, of St. Louis signs in with a judge to vote at Nance Elementary School on Tuesday April 6, 2021, in the 2nd Ward in the city’s Mayoral election. The ballot also includes several measures proposed by the Metropolitan Sewer District to pay for infrastructure upgrades. Photo by Christian Gooden, [email protected]
Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

source