“You have the right to remain Silent.” For far too long, many of us have taken that right to extremes. We have sat back and watched this country and this state crumble. We have watched the rights of the individual be trampled on and did nothing about it. We did our part and registered to vote but we stayed home and remained silent and did not Vote. Some voters feel they do their part by voting during the presidential election every four years. Two weeks before the election they look at the ballot candidate mails them and make their decision based on what line the candidate is on or what the candidate looks like or worse yet…what the candidate’s family looks like, (the recent Mayor’s race in NYC is a good example of that). They don’t call the candidate, they don’t ask questions, they don’t do research, they don’t ask why. They blindly go into the polls, fill in the circle and vote. As they walk out the door, they pat themselves on their back and say, “I did my part.” But did they and did you? You do have the “Right to Remain Silent” but that right has cost you your rights! The next time you hear, you have the right to remain silent, think a little more about that right!