- Your Town
Proud to be GOP
To the editor,
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Montana. Since women were granted the right to vote, they’ve remained a powerful and influential force to be reckoned with, outvoting men in every presidential election since 1964, and in every non-presidential election since 1986.
Beyond that, it was 97 years ago this week that Montana sent the first woman to Congress, Republican Jeannette Rankin.
As a fellow Republican Woman, I’m proud to be a part of a party that recognizes people as individuals. The Republican Party affords the most prosperity, opportunity, and accomplishment to ALL people, regardless of race, gender, or creed.
Republicans have always stood for equality and justice, for liberty and freedom, personal responsibility and generosity, holding onto a platform which seeks to keep government small and the People empowered.
Increased spending does not equate to an improved quality of life for anyone. Before government put itself in charge of mandating philanthropy and funding welfare programs, that was a responsibility of the community and churches.
As a Republican, I have more faith and trust in my fellow neighbors and peers to do right by those less fortunate in our community than I do in a government which has no concept of money. With skyrocketing debt, we have to consider what we’ll be leaving behind for the next generations; an environment that rewards hard work … or an environment of entitlement?
I’ll be fighting for the former!
Linda J Loendorf