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Letters to the Editor

Think ‘what is best for all’

For most of us this is a hard time for living due partly to the fact we can’t define “normal.” I’ve lost two dear friends in the last two weeks. We no longer are completely free to celebrate their lives, but we make do. I’ve changed many aspects of my life since January, but I will go to the poll on election day and vote. I don’t vote against someone; I vote for someone. Often, I am choosing between two good candidates, but still have to choose one. I choose carefully; I research as well as I can and I vote. If my persons lose, I am sad, but I support the ones who win.

Some laws I want on the books are: No candidate can say anything bad about the other, but only about his/her personal policies, dreams and hopes, plus state their experience to possibly make it happen. I would make a law that an elected official could serve only twelve years because no matter how good they start out; they grow tainted one way or another. Another law I would want is that any violent protester would be instantly jailed. No one has the right to eject violence on another. Along with that law is that any non-violent protestor would be immediately listened to. Everyone has the right to be heard.

A great man, Martin Luther King, Jr. said he wanted every person to walk hand-in-hand (paraphrased). We should shout happily for the ideas, principles and people we want, and since some must lose, we act adult-like and accept the leadership chosen until we have a chance to vote again.

It isn’t a matter of being sick of ads or threats or violence; it is a matter of adults acting like caring individuals rather than two-year-old’s who stamp their feet when they don’t get their way and throw a tantrum. The last four years we’ve spent watching two-year-old’s or at least that is what we see through the media. Each person needs to think of more than self and what is best for all. Voters are American citizens of the United States who not only support the team they wish for, but support the team that wins. We are all in this together and without respect for one another we will not act our age. I personally don’t want that many two-year-old’s in my face.

Christine Pauley

Newton

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