Put conservatives in local office to invest in future
I am flattered that my recent letter to the editor ("Despite our conservatism, we are dominated by liberals," Jan. 28) received a response in a Triplicate editorial ("Look beyond political labels," Feb. 4).
I will concede that not all conservatives are all-conservative and not all liberals are all-liberal. I think, though, almost all of us tend to lean one way or the other, whether we admit it or not.
Ideology is not a four-letter word. The characteristic thinking of a
person, his/her basic ideals, should be an important factor in
determining qualifications for any public office.
People who vote their party line are not necessarily "lazy." They
just might realize that the best chance to win elections is to vote with
Political candidates for state and national office often start their
careers in local nonpartisan positions. If we can select good
conservative people locally, we have a better chance of getting good
conservatives in state and federal offices in the future. Then, perhaps
we can actually get rid of some of those "endless layers of government
regulation" that liberals seem so fond of.