Don’t base decisions on party affiliation

first_imgWhen you just go along with your party, you aren’t doing your job.It’s your job to do your research on proposed bills and to judge whether voting yes or no will do what’s best for the people you represent. Party line voting is, many times, the easy way out.Many times you’re doing someone a favor. Many times it’s “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.” It’s politics as usual.It’s time for all that to change. It’s time to do what you were ejected to do. Stand up and be counted. Don’t be a sheep or a lemming and fall off the cliff along with your constituents. Hats off to those representatives who did, and do, the right thing. Party line voting is ruining our country.Francis PuglieseRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Party line voting isn’t what we elected you for. When we vote for a candidate, we ask only one thing: an honest effort to do what’s best for the people you represent. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img