Letter to the editor: Party affiliation change brings freedom
Our family traveled to Deep Creek, Md., for Independence Day. Along with relaxation, I found personal freedom there. Between dinner and the fireworks, I went online and changed my party affiliation from Republican to none. I am now free to think, vote my conscience and stop fighting with people who happen to sit on the other side of an aisle.
I still support the First and Second Amendments and the rest of our Constitution. I still believe that an unborn child is a person, and nobody has a right to end that person’s life.
However, I can no longer align with politicians who preach family values yet call predatory gambling “gaming” and allow it to infiltrate our cities and towns. I cannot support those who reframe miserly myopia and selfishness as “fiscal conservatism” when it comes to educating our kids.
The day I joined the Franklin Regional School Board, I resigned from the Westmoreland County Republican Committee. It’s time to be truly nonpartisan. I’ll still vote in the fall and help to support good candidates in the spring. I’ll also sleep well, grounded in my loyalty to wisdom, justice and truth.
God bless all of America.