OPINION: Letter to the editor

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By Dr. Jannie Johnson

Jackson Advocate Guest Writer

Yes, I plan to vote in the election. But, I don’t know who to vote for or why I should vote for one over the other.

All the candidates are speaking well of themselves. Good. But, why should I believe they are telling the truth on themselves and on their opponents? I don’t know them, personally.

I remember the candidates’ predecessors being very positive and confident in making promises to do the miraculous and moving Mississippi forward. 

At the end of their terms, Mississippi is still rated at the bottom on the good list and at the top on the bad list in the studies. What happened to the, “Together we will move MS forward” promise? 

I am looking and listening for candidates to give me reasons to believe that they know the difference between a lie and the truth, what is right and wrong, and what is just and unjust. 

Do they have the reputation and courage to lead by example in sight, out of sight and in the cover of the night? I don’t know.

Does his/her work record show a commitment to giving an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay? Is he honest in his clocking in and clocking out time? Does he shun the abuse of the lunch hour, time off/sick days and refuses to break public trust or misuse public property and public supplies?

I have unanswered questions!

If a candidate cannot remember his/her job description, to pay his bills on time and keep his vows/promises made to his spouse whom he knows intimately, why should I think he will remember promises made to me, a Jane Doe, stranger? 

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OPINION: Letter to the editor

By Jackson Advocate News Service
June 30, 2024