Follow in the party line?

Alderman Simonetti’s statement in the October 19 edition upsets and unnerves me. “Simonetti said in order for Widomski to receive support from the city’s Republican Party, should he be elected, he would need to ‘follow in the party line and continue the work that the P&Z has been doing right along.”

This sounds like Alderman Simonetti doesn’t want elected officials to think for themselves and vote on issues following their own philosophies and ideas of right and wrong, good and bad, appropriate and inappropriate, with no aforethought….just follow in the party line???? I think not, Alderman Simonetti!!! Where does this put freedom of thought and freedom of speech.

Your comments are very revealing, Alderman Simonetti, and should be contemplated carefully before voting day.