Welcome to News & Views

By B.L. Smith

The News & Views section of the VOTE! Heart of America website is dedicated to posting current news and concerns (in a timely manner) about voting issues and letting readers take it from there. In other words, we will choose and post 3 Voting issues that are currently in the news. You can look the subject up in your browser of choice and take it from there. VHoA has chosen to “suggest” what you might be interested in knowing more about, but we will go no further.

Of course, it may be that you may not believe any of our posted issues are of valid concern — true or not. To that end we can only encourage you to use the Snopes fact checking site or one of 10 other fact-checking sites listed on the VHoA Home page and see for yourself . We suggest you copy the links of any article or fact checking report you have investigated and post it in the Reader’s Comment section on this page. Your comments and understanding may be quite valuable to other readers. Please note, however, that VHoA does reserve the right to delete and/or block comments that are not factual or appropriate to the discussion within the VHoA website and associated VHoA online media.

As we all realize, the cry of Fake News these last 3 plus years has been called into play by both sides of the political aisle; and quite a few people now use this illustrious phrase to support their points of view. Here at VHoA we prefer to let you inform yourself be it practical voting information or the more political side of voting rights as laws continue to be passed or modified. Remember, it is one thing to say something whether you know it to be true or not, and another thing to care about if it is factually true without a doubt.

It is important to remember we have been experimenting and improving our democracy for 243 years since Independence Day 1776. We have led the American dream, and we can lose that dream based on what each generation chooses to make of their lives. And finally, please note the next generation, with all its many styles and dreams, is just around the corner. They are waiting in the wings for their parents to hand them the reins of hope, prayer and happiness for our entire country and for our entire diversity of people. It is a precious gift. Please be worthy of this gift as you go forward.

VOTE! Heart of America.

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”

― Abraham Lincoln

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