Party loy­alty

Antelope Valley Press - - OPINION -

Can’t we all get along? Where is your high­est loy­alty? Is it your na­tion, or coun­try, your gov­ern­ment, your busi­ness, your spouse and fam­ily, your god or your re­li­gion, or your eth­nic fa­mil­iar­ity?

We all have pref­er­ences, nat­u­rally our fam­ily would be high on that list. But when it comes to pol­i­tics are you a Demo­crat, Repub­li­can an in­de­pen­dent or some­thing else?

Po­lit­i­cal com­pet­i­tive­ness is harm­ful to our na­tion’s fu­ture. I be­lieve party pol­i­tics are a pri­mary cause of dis­agree­ment, con­dem­na­tion or a lack of har­mony among our peo­ple.

An ex­am­ple is the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the Democrats and the hate for Pres­i­dent Don­ald J. Trump. The lead­er­ship of the Demo­cratic party has be­come ob­sessed with de­sire for po­lit­i­cal power. They refuse to ac­cept or agree with any sug­ges­tion or idea the pres­i­dent pro­poses. They fear vot­ers will sup­port the pres­i­dent and that would di­min­ish or im­pair there chance of re­gain­ing the pres­i­dency. I don’t be­lieve this de­struc­tive at­ti­tude is what the vot­ers want or ex­pect from their lead­er­ship.

Can we the peo­ple cor­rect this po­lit­i­cal dis­or­der? I be­lieve the prob­lem is in the voter reg­is­tra­tion process. It asks us to des­ig­nate the party of our choice. It sug­gests we ob­li­gate our vote to sup­port a party doc­trine and ide­al­ism. I be­lieve this un­earned party loy­alty causes con­flict among our cit­i­zens.

Voter reg­is­tra­tion is a im­por­tant process for pa­tri­otic cit­i­zens to main­tain in­tegrity and re­spon­si­bil­ity for our gov­ern­ment.

In or­der to cor­rect this dis­or­der with our voter reg­is­tra­tion sys­tem. We should elim­i­nate all party af­fil­i­a­tion in the voter reg­is­tra­tion process.

So what can you do to help make the changes and bring ci­vil­ity to our vot­ing sys­tem. You can re-reg­is­ter to vote and de­cline to state a party pref­er­ence or you can just mark no party pref­er­ence on the form. Richard Balt­z­ley

Palm­dale

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