Partisanship is not a crime
May 20, 2014
OPINION By LAURA MORDAUNT
Nonpartisan is a word that has been used as a weapon in the 4th district race. What is intended is to not predetermine the outcome before you hear all the facts. Lynn Compton is a Republican, and Caren Ray and Mike Byrd are Democrats, period.
When has it been a crime to be in a party? The crime comes when the party is not about your character and honor but about control. When your party, left or right, becomes a progressive effort to move away from what this country was founded upon and expand government, then we have a problem.
Lynn Compton is a supporter of smaller government. Caren Ray is part of the progressive left wanting bigger government. Nonpartisan should mean you shall uphold your oath to protect our country and county from foreign and domestic enemies. Right now, I am concerned with the domestic enemies of private property rights, the individual and prosperity.
Lynn Compton has signed both sides of a paycheck and knows how over-regulation and increased fees harm businesses and kill jobs. So, do not be fooled by this word nonpartisan. Instead, look at the real world experience and vote for Lynn Compton for supervisor.
Laura Mordaunt is a retired systems engineer and math teacher and is a member of the SLO County Republican Central Committee.