Integrity More Important

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Editor:

A recent letter writer recommends Arizona voters stop voting according to party affiliation and start voting for candidates with integrity, intelligence and compassion (“Arizona is an ‘adult’”, Roundup, March 5).

Well, one out of three isn’t bad. It may be important for an Arizona politician to be reasonably intelligent and cautiously compassionate, but the quality of “integrity” — defined as voting in a manner pursuant to the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions, every time, no exceptions — is absolutely vital, or Arizona will continue down the slippery Marxist slope of socialism until you won’t be able to tell it from a Soviet Oblast or Red Chinese Xian.

Arizona politicians should be mature, well-grounded, well-educated in the school of reality, but above all they must know and understand these two Constitutions and be principled and pursuant to them in their legislative actions, else liberty will become a minor footnote of history.

Donald L. Cline

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