All content, of both the original and this blog, is written from my point of view and is my opinion. I believe it to be accurate at the time it is written. ~ Kyle Prast, Brookfield resident since 1986

Monday, September 11, 2006


Summer is nearly over, vacation memories are fading, and school is back in session. It is time to turn our thoughts to more serious matters: the fall 2006 elections.

It always amazes me that more people don’t vote; it is so easy to do. It is estimated that 35% of eligible Americans are not registered to vote--that translates to around 45 – 65 million people! Over half of the voting age population does not bother to vote. That is shameful.

Brookfield is no different. Last spring the turnout of registered voters was only 38% compared to 40% and 45% for the previous two mayoral elections. Is it that we are so distracted by our busy schedules that we don’t have the energy to pay attention to elections?

I vote for candidates that reflect my values: both moral and fiscal. If you want to know where your candidate stands on moral issues, The Family Research Institute of Wisconsin (associated with Focus on the Family) has a website that includes a Primary Election Voter Information Guide. The F.R.I. group was founded 20 years ago to forward Judeo-Christian principles and values.

It is such a privilege to cast a vote for those who make the decisions affecting our community, state, and nation. Take the time to do a little research and then vote on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Polls are open from 7am to 8pm.


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