All of our legislators have a right, as private citizens, to express opinions on war with Iraq. However I cannot believe the irresponsibility they have shown in using legislative time to debate and pass a resolution on national policy when this state is in a severe financial crisis.

They have used this time to promote a partisan political statement instead of conducting the business of Maine for which they were elected. Since the Democrats control both houses of the Legislature, the responsibility for this misuse of time and taxpayer money falls on them.

As an Independent, I have voted for Democrats, Republicans and Independents. In the future, I will have to think long and hard before I vote for another Democrat.

Barbara Hamilton, Lisbon Falls

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