Letter to the editor: Consider person, not party

To the editor:

I’m sure others will point out that Kennedy Elementary School wasn’t named after the president but after longtime Lawrence educator Opal Jayne Kennedy. She was my principal at Hillcrest and also my fifth grade teacher. Almost 60 years on now, I remember a lesson about politics that I took to heart and still adhere to. She told us that one shouldn’t vote for anyone because of the political party they belong to but because of the things they say and believe in. Look at the person, not the party. Those ideas seemed important to me when I was 10, and even more so today.

Jeff Blair,



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