It is our responsibility to be informed voters

To the editor:

It seems to me that the only person/persons responsible for the Russian meddling in our democratic process is us — the American voter. I have not heard a single political pundit or seen a single national newspaper send out a public service announcement urging every American citizen to take inventory of their own personal values or fact-check information posted on social media.

We and we alone are responsible for being swayed, influenced and manipulated by Russia’s agenda to divide us. They have identified our weaknesses and preyed upon our blithe unpreparedness and like al-Qaeda on Sept. 11, 2001, our enemies have once again found us asleep at the wheel.

In this new world of too much information, each of us has an obligation to sort it out before we vote. We no longer have the luxury of simply pulling a lever and before you believe anything that influences your vote, do your homework. Communists live in fear. Communists pull a lever. Citizens of democracies think for themselves and are able to separate fact from fiction.

Natasha Ufema

Mifflintown

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