Candidates Shouldn’t Hide Their Opinions

Dear Editor:

Informed voters should know the political stances of candidates. That’s a truism— or should be.

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But the Kids First slate howled in protest when confronted with their support for Trump, Q-Anon, book bans, and anti-mask/anti-vax positions.

Why would candidates hide their opinions from voters? Council representative Tiffanie Fischer bemoaned this data as “partisan, slanderous.”

Well, when evaluating candidates, partisan positions are exactly the issues you vote for or vote against. If you want to ban Toni Morrison books or censor lessons on the civil rights movement or deny scientific consensus, you should welcome candidates that concur. Conversely, if you object to these positions, you wouldn’t vote for Kids First.

And slanderous? Why would Tiffanie Fisher, with her long history of support for Republicans, consider that party affiliation offensive?

Voter can choose their candidates. But candidates must be candid about very relevant opinions.

Pat Calligy

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