An independent voter responds

By Sally Bennett

Dear Editor:

The letter from Robert Laitres (DCI 2/17) left me feeling both insulted and amused. Initially, he seemed to be aiming his remarks at people who believe independent voters should be allowed to participate in primary elections. Then he obviously vented his feelings about all independent voters. Such name-calling reminded me of recent candidate debates! Party bigotry led me to register as an independent voter 61 years ago. I have voted in every election since then, have never desired to participate in a caucus or a primary and have never voiced a desire to do so.

Thank you, Mr. Laitres for reminding me how precious my freedom to vote independent has been.

Sally Bennett