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Letters: Margaret Scarsdale gets Republican support; Blind loyalty to partisan politics

Letters: Margaret Scarsdale gets Republican support; Blind loyalty to partisan politics
Letters: Margaret Scarsdale gets Republican support; Blind loyalty to partisan politics
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Margaret Scarsdale gets Republican support

I am writing to support Margaret Scarsdale, candidate for state representative in the 1st Middlesex district.

I became a citizen of this great country in 1996 and have actively engaged in the voting process since then. To date, most of my votes have been cast for Republican candidates and Republican-backed issues. I am currently registered as a Republican in the town of Pepperell voter rolls.

I had the opportunity to work with Margaret these past two years in my capacity as a Pepperell Finance Committee member when Margaret was a member of the Pepperell Select Board. Margaret and I have also worked with other Pepperell residents to organize several “Civic Engagement Nights”, a forum for Pepperell residents to hear about and consider local issues and ballot initiatives.

In my experience, Margaret has demonstrated a willingness to focus on the facts, listen to the community’s concerns, and pursue a collaborative process to get to the best workable solution for the residents of Pepperell.

I believe this “Beyond the Party” focus is desperately needed in American politics today. We need more representatives in government that work to represent all residents of our state and not just hold the party line. I believe that supporting a candidate like Margaret is a step towards the “middle ground” and bipartisan collaboration.

I encourage all registered voters of the 1st Middlesex district to participate in the upcoming November election — and consider putting aside party affiliation and vote for Margaret’s record of collaboration and effective leadership.

— M. Quinton CutlerPepperell

Blind loyalty to partisan politics

The foundation of all its systems is the principle that ultimate sovereignty and rule belongs to the creator of all of us. There is no individual superior to God, and there is no sense of divine rule; the idea that an individual has a “God given” right to authority and leadership. After being appointed through a fair and just democratic process, an individual who holds any responsibility regarding the affairs of the estate is not only answerable to the people, but God as well. If politicians keep this in mind, they are less keen to act on selfish impulses, or even believe for a brief moment that they can swindle the people they are answerable to.

People who are electing should also keep in mind that they shouldn’t make decision based on partisan politics or loyalty to one party or other, Democrat, Republican, MAGA etc. instead should make a decision based on their ability to do job properly and trustworthiness of the candidate who are absolute just in carrying out their duties without any prejudice.

They should absolutely condemn hatred of any kind toward any race of people, solidly stand with advocacy of women’s rights, and encourage the upbringing of the poor and underprivileged communities.

Their basic precepts of governance should include: Advocating a democratic system, defining authority as not a right, but a trust; governments must provide honor, life and property to its citizens; practice absolute justice, impartiality and fairness, honesty and integrity above all else and finally reminding all individuals that they are accountable to God.

— Masood AshrafFitchburg

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