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November 3, 2012

Think about the future when voting

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The Daily Star

---- — With the upcoming election quickly approaching, there are many decisions voters are faced with.

Think about the current major decision in our state involving natural gas. Do we trust our local media with almost daily anti-drilling stories? Where do we get our information? Do they give us both sides of the story or do they have an agenda?

When I was a young man the controversy was the proposal to build I-88. The difference back then is the media was willing to give both sides of the story. The result of that highway being built was prosperity. It brought commerce to the area. Small and large business sprang up. Jobs were provided and people moved into the area. We need to get people back to work, in jobs where they are producing something.

The direction of our country is at a time of crisis. Is that what we want to leave our children? Do we want our children and country dependent on others?

Energy independence is our only solution right now. Projects like the Keystone XL pipeline and making use of our own oil, natural gas, wind, solar and other green resources it eh direction we need to take.

Our military personnel are serving overseas risking their lives in places where people hate us. If demand for foreign oil increased and our money was left here, economic conditions would greatly improve.

Where do we get our information? There is only one place _ inside of each one of us. We have to think for ourselves. Do not let some newspaper, T.V., computer, politician or neighbor tell you how to vote.

Look inside yourself and decided what direction you want for our country.

David Barnes

Masonville