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posted: 11/20/2012 5:00 AM

Random thoughts after the election

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• If 98 percent of white people voted for the white man running for president they would be labeled racist. But when 98 percent of black people vote for a black man it is not. Why?

• I had intended to vote for Robert Dold, but after the 30th phone call asking me to vote for him I decided not to. I asked them to stop calling and I would vote for him, but they continued.

• There should be a limit of only two terms for any political office held in the U.S. After the second term the incumbent just does not perform the same way for the people who got him or her in office. They have a tendency to vote on issues that help their career rather than helping their constituents.

• Why is the tax assessor the only office in the state for which candidates have to complete a course on the office before being placed on the ballot? All the other offices in the state let you can take the course after you are elected into that office. Is it to limit who runs for tax assessor?

My thoughts will not change anything, but they are my thoughts and I do not believe I am alone.

John Billis

Buffalo Grove

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