John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
Election Day for the primary election is coming up very soon. You are very lucky to live in a great country where you have the freedom to be able to vote for the candidate of your choice. In many countries, you do not have this freedom. Our military has fought for these freedoms that we enjoy. Many have not survived to be able to vote, and have given their all that we could be free. Take the time to go out and vote. You have no right to complain if the wrong man get elected, because you never took the time to vote. Be a good American and use your power of voting. A strong America is possible when all people support their government. Right or wrong, a man is elected to political office because you voted for or against him. Don't complain if you fail to vote.