Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor | Representing causes

I’ve been watching the race between Rep. Glenn Thompson and his Democratic opponent, Kerith Strano Taylor.

One thing that really stuck out for me was that Thompson referenced his “guiding principles,” including God’s laws, country and family.

The Democratic candidate only offered sarcasm and accusations. Thompson said his greatest thrill was to be my voice and vote in Washington.

Strano Taylor said she didn’t want to be a representative — she wants to be my advocate instead.

I wanted to make sure I didn’t misunderstand what Strano Taylor was saying, so I looked it up.

According to the dictionary, a government representative is defined as “having people who are chosen in elections to act or speak for or in support of the people who voted for them.”

When I looked up the definition of an advocate, I learned it was “a person who argues for or supports a cause or policy.”

I was not surprised to find Strano Taylor has been a paid Washington lobbyist.

The idea of someone going to Washington and using the position of representative to further his or her cause or policy rather than my rights under the Constitution scares me to death and makes me angry.

I wish people would stop trying to reinvent our nation. I want the person who goes to Washington to be my “representative” according to the Constitution, not something of his or her own making.

Jeremy Loch