Letter to the Editor

Party loyalty right or wrong?

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

We are living in historic, profoundly future shaping times. 2020 promises to be a year overloaded with pre-election conflicts, lawsuits, and overwhelming digital mis-information.

I am concerned at the direction we are going. I am convinced that the outcome of this 2020 election will affect the future for my children and grandchildren.

Ask yourself now, before all the actual voting chaos begins, how you are most apt to vote in 2020:

"Should my vote be based strictly on the basis of my past party loyalty?"

-or-

"Will I vote differently in 2020 based on different criteria?"

-or -

"It is too confusing, too many candidates I just will not vote."

Over the next 21 months the politicians, the media, the internet, the mail, and the political party meetings will barnstorm you telling you how you must vote.

Beware! Every effort will be made emphasizing the importance of your reaffirming your past party loyalty.

Realign and prioritize your future voting decisions. Recognize that the best predictor of a candidate's future performance is their past performance.

I encourage you to do this: Have your vote reflect your vision for The FUTURE OF AMERICA. Place party loyalty a distant second.

Paul C. Johnson,

Okoboji