Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 10:39am


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It’s Your Vote!


You Can Vote Now!

There are 218,018 registered voters in Lake County and it would be a wonderful display of democracy if everyone that can vote does vote during the general elections.  The general elections are Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Early voting has started in Florida and will continue until Saturday, November 5, 2016.  There are nine early voting locations scattered throughout Lake County, which are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily (including Sunday, October 30th).

It’s safe to say that no one has ever seen an election year like this one.  The vitriol spewed by all sides has been a turnoff for many voters.  However, if you don’t vote, they win.  These political campaigns create ads to get you so disgusted that you will stay at home and the garbage that is being spewed on social media is adding to the ugliness like no other time in history.  Remember, most of the negative political commentary on the internet is not true—it’s just another campaign ad.

We are a conservative political website and we do not subscribe to the bullying tactics being used to play upon the political leanings of the voter.  We’ve heard from both sides that a vote for anyone else but their candidate is a vote for the other person.  That’s baloney.  Let’s face it, many of you don’t like either major political candidate and you are planning to vote for a third party or a write-in choice.  That’s your right.  Don’t let anyone or any group bully or intimidate you into voting other than your conscience.

We are concerned that many of you are so disgusted with the campaigns that you will decide to stay at home.  That is when we start undermining our democracy.  It could also knock out some good leaders because only the zealots from both sides will be voting.

Whoever you support is your business and it’s your vote.  Don’t let anyone take it away from you because they have successfully broken your spirit and enthusiasm.  Go vote!

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2 Responses to “IT’S YOUR VOTE!”

  1. Dear Howey In the Hills personnel,

    IF, and I repeat IF, everything I just read via the media is true, in my opinion you are very sick with a hunger for power to abuse this American hero for trimming his trees to protect his property.

    To the Code Enforcement Officer and the Chief of Police: I’m a 37 year retired Law Enforcement officer and formerly a Chief of Police in Findlay Twp (home of Pittsburgh International Airport), SWAT Team supervisor in Hollywood, Florida, a graduate of the Miami PD SWAT academy, a 1994 graduate of the FBI National Academy with a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice (Nova Southeast University – 1977) and a retired CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) assessor for over 13 years. That is only a partial list of my credentials. If what I read regarding your treatment of Mr. Chaput is true, you should be ashamed of yourselves!!! Is this how you would treat a loved one or someone who was a member of your family? When I was a Chief, the treatment of citizens as such was a part of my mission statement.

    This is unconscionable in America. What happened to American freedom?

    As a citizen of Lake County I will do everything within my power to support this Korean War veteran and to protect his rights as a FREE AMERICAN.

    I sincerely hope that what I’ve read via the media is not factual because it’s actually too hard to believe it’s true. I can’t imagine in America, any government body would treat an American citizen in this way.

    Paul Wilks
    Clermont, Florida

  2. Thankful says:

    I recently moved from Lake County to Citrus county. I was thrilled to see how much my property taxes have plummeted. Fire and EMS fees here are about 10% of what they were in Lake County, and the service is as good or better. General government fees are lower as are school taxes. While we have less elaborate school stadiums and fewer organized sports venues, the education scores in our schools are better than those in Lake County.

    Develop and tax the hail out of Lake County. I’m just grateful to be gone.

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