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GOP seeks more control

I have been a registered independent for 30 years. Remaining free of either Democratic or Republican extremes has allowed me to support candidates and policies I have felt to be in the best interests of most of the citizenry. However, many of the political maneuverings allowed by the current Republican administration’s control of both the legislative and executive branches of the government and the seeming indifference to historical and traditional checks and balances on one party rule threaten our democracy. I believe that the suppression of the right to filibuster by the minority on any issue vital to public governance takes us one step further away from democracy. I urge all legislators to resist this silencing of minority opinions.

Stephen Doty

Auburn


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