08/25/09 — Find your voice: Silent majority needs to not be so silent anymore

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Find your voice: Silent majority needs to not be so silent anymore

You have heard the term often -- "silent majority." It usually means those who believe in one way of life, who sit back and let others, with different agendas and louder voices, determine how things are going to be done.

The trick is to get the silent majority to stand up, to speak up and to have a say in their future.

Over the past few weeks, many of you have expressed your views on everything from race relations to health care reform.

A few of you have even said that you have stayed in the background, never really saying what you think -- until now.

Keep it up.

The old adage that "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" is particularly true in politics.

If you want someone to vote your way or to really represent your vision for your state or country, make sure they hear from you exactly what you expect from them as your representatives.

You really do hold more cards than you think.

So, dust off those pens or computer keyboards, and sit down and let your leaders know how you feel.

Who knows, they might actually remember whom they are there to serve.

Published in Editorials on August 25, 2009 9:38 AM