Story last updated at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2002

Closed primaries wrong
I think this is my last letter to the editor on the subject of closed primaries. Now is the time to open a Web site on the subject and to start a petition, getting the subject of open or closed primaries before the people to vote on. If the people agree to a closed election, I'll go along with it, even though I don't like it.

Personally, I never thought I'd see the day when political parties would dare demand a closed ballot in the U.S. of A. But that is what happens when the people sit around and complain about something and don't do anything about it. They soon lose their rights.

I have already cast an absentee ballot, as I will be Outside on election day, but my phone continues to ring. "Since you are a good ____," at this point I hang up. It's nobody's business what person I vote for, regardless of party.

Also, if a party has people running on their ticket that are far from the best, this is the only way they can be sure that person gets elected -- make everyone vote a straight party ticket. Then the good guys are elected and the scum are also elected. It won't be long and the scum will take over.

It has to be stopped. I can't do it alone; I need your help. Let's keep America free.

Florence E. Dilallo