Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
January 23
08:16 2020

Impeachment is the effect, voting is the cause

To The Editor, 

Impeachment proceedings have been the focus of the primary media for months and since the charges have been forwarded to the Senate, will probably be headline news for a while. The Constitutional proceedings of impeachment have only occurred three times in American history and warrants media coverage. 

However, the focus of these proceedings has overlooked the critical need to fully engage in the sacred trust of voting and registering others to vote on an urgent basis as these proceedings unfold. The sacrifices of our ancestors to participate in the political processes as equal citizens are paramount to review.

ACGG encourages all of us to study the history of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments of the Constitution. These Amendments are often referred to as Freedom Amendments. Prior to these Amendments being adopted, our ancestors were counted as three-fifths of a human being in 1787. Be motivated to exercise your sacred right to vote. Make no excuses. Vote and encourage your family members, friends and associates to also vote.

The current leadership in Washington and in your local communities will not change unless you vote. The lack of our collective numbers who did not vote has directly given us the White House administration.

What would our ancestors say to us today if we refuse to participate by voting when they were denied the right and discounted as three-fifths of a human being? They prayed for freedom and we are the beneficiaries of their prayers.  How can we ignore their hopes and aspirations?

Impeachment is the effect, not the cause.

Vote to change the effect. Join the Take 5 Campaign to register five new people to vote and take those five with you to the polls. 

Fleming El-Amin, ACGG President/Convenor

Winston-Salem, N.C.

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