Baltimore: City of apathy

November 10, 2011

What an embarrassment to those who seek elected office in Baltimore — a mere 12 percent of eligible citizens voted on Tuesday. With all the hours, all the door-to-door footwork these politicians (and prospective politicians) put into seeking political office, this is a slap in the face. How many city voters didn't realize there was an election going on until after it passed?

To the non-voting whiners who pout the first time they have a disagreement with a local politician, I say, you are the epitome of hypocrisy. What would it take to get more Baltimore residents involved in the voting process? Would a cash incentive do it? Free passes to the National Aquarium? (I say these tongue-in-cheek.)

The local media are putting their politically correct spin on why the turnout wasn't more robust. Allow me to put it in plain English, and I'll do it in three succinct words: indifference and laziness.

Remember, Baltimore, no whining. You get what you deserve.

Patrick R. Lynch, Nottingham

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