Letters to the Editor
Primary Election filing is here! Your input sought for League of Women Voters Hays
It may be heresy for a card-carrying member of the League of Women Voters (LWV) to admit that I could use a break from elections. Believe it or not, the Primary Election Cycle is upon us and that means the LWV of Hays County must be ready for Feb. 14 when Early Voting begins. We need to learn what is on your mind. Our crystal ball is out for maintenance, so no vacation for us.
In our commitment to voter education, the League prepares printed Voter Guides and an online guide at VOTE411.org for every election. We also hold candidate forums with the next planned for February 2022. To do a good job for you, the voter, we need your help to prepare timely and relevant questions. We listen to what you care about and prepare questions that are submitted to all candidates. This is your opportunity to let the League know issues of most importance to you.
The following races, if contested, will be covered by the digital VOTE411, the printed Voters Guide and forums: 1. County Judge
1. County Judge
2. Commissioners, Precincts 2 & 4.
3. Judge – County Courts-at-Law #1, #2, #3
4. Justice of the Peace, Precincts 1,2,3,4,5
5. District Clerk
6. County Clerk
7. County Treasurer
8. County Surveyor
9. State Senator, District 25
10.State Representative, District 45
Candidate filing is now open and closes Monday, Dec. 13. Please email questions by that date to:
• On the subject line indicate the name of the race and the word “Questions”
• All candidates in the race will be posed the same questions.
VOTE411 will be available in late January with the printed Voters Guide available the first week of February for early voting commencing Feb. 14. Let us hear your voice!
Voters in House District 73 will be covered by the Comal County League of Women Voters with content to Vote411.org and the printed voters guides supplied by Comal LWV
Sheryl Davis, Author
Co-VP of Voter Services
League of Women Voters of Hays County
From the conservative, staid, free-trade newspaper, The Economist (July 27, 2021), comes an analysis that will infuriate many Americans:
"Two years into the pandemic, it is clear that your behaviour really is your neighbours’ business. One reason is that you are more likely to infect other people if you are unvaccinated. Even if they are protected, some of them will fall gravely ill and die — albeit a small proportion. Also, if the state does nothing, the unjabbed will swamp the health service, causing a lot of deaths, including many that have nothing to do with covid. And more than one liberty is at stake. If governments have to resort to lockdowns to slow the spread of the disease, anti-vaxxers are depriving the vaccinated of freedom.”
Those who still believe that getting vaccinated is merely a personal health decision need to explain why their freedom to endanger and disrupt the lives of others is the more important freedom.