LETTER: It’s imperative to vote in this year’s election

If you sit this one out, we could end up with a Trump presidency, which would be disastrous.

Don’t sit out this presidential election.

If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain about the government.

Most of the elections I have voted in, I was not able to vote in favor of any candidate.

I had to vote for the lesser evil. That is just the way of our democracy.

This election is not a game.

The U.S. is the most powerful nation on Earth.

Governance is a complicated process that takes a lifetime of dedication to learn.

Effective management of our government is critical, not just for us but for all the people on this planet.

You may not trust Clinton, but a Trump presidency would be a disaster.

His campaign has been marked by lies and flip-flops as he stirs up fear and anger without offering solutions.

We have no idea where he stands, and his business acumen – marked by numerous bankruptcies and lawsuits documented in recent biographies – doesn’t translate to political effectiveness.

Clinton has a long, consistent history of public service.

We know what she is passionate about.

She is respected by leaders worldwide for her efforts.

Accusations about her are mostly the result of a long history of Republican witch-hunting.

Trump supporters will vote.

If you sit this one out, we could end up with an irrational, incompetent and dangerous president.

You may not agree with Clinton’s ideology, but she is reasonably moderate, and she is the only valid candidate for the office of president of the United States.

Roger Slagle,


More in Opinion

PAT NEAL: A new adventure sport

There is a new outdoor adventure sport making waves all across this… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Thank you for reading this

Thank you for reading this. Somebody must. I know this from all… Continue reading

LETTER: Held hostage by unvaccinated

So here we are again. On the verge of locking up and… Continue reading

Vincent Van Gogh created nearly 900 paintings during the final 10 years of his life, including 1889's "The Starry Night."
DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Immersing yourself in the art of Van Gogh

Part amusement park, part magic mushroom-like trip, the Van Gogh Immersive Experience… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A really hard winter on the Peninsula

It was daylight in the swamp. Last week’s snow was melting in… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A miserable memory of a New Year’s Eve

In last week’s episode, we were sharing the yuletide joy of an… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A Christmas canoe cruise continued

LAST WEEK, WE were comparing our modern system of transportation with a… Continue reading

John, Paul, Steve and Rita

Very big deals, cinematically speaking, have just overtaken our screens. For me,… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A Christmas canoe cruise

As the holiday season progresses, we ask ourselves the question, “will we… Continue reading

LETTER: Look deeper

The picture on the front page of the Dec. 5 PDN presents… Continue reading

Colleen McAleer, Clallam County Economic Development Council
POINT OF VIEW: Clallam EDC tries to lift local economy

AS WE CONSIDER our local community, we have much to be thankful… Continue reading