“To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government and the sure and gradual deterioration of the public morals.” — Samuel Clemens

Unlike Steve Spellman’s column of Oct. 12, I am not seeking out to “weed out any crooks or those who aim to raise our taxes.” And it’s not OK to leave political choices blank because you have not done your homework.


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