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I felt keenly the gentle chastisement of Alice Cutter (Forum, July 9) for not voting in the primaries. I used to believe and do as she does, though I am of neither party. The truth is that my party does not yet exist.

I wholeheartedly agree with her quote by Edmund Burke, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." But it is not enough to do just anything. You must do what is right. Only good and honorable work which counteracts the evil will suffice. Voting for that in which I have no faith only perpetuates the lie that I support them.It is not any of the supposed issues that gag me, but the fundamental principles on which all our parties are built and by which all of them function.

They have sold us for money and power. The generations of our liberty are ended. The remainder will be counted in months. The people have forsaken the faiths of their fathers. They have rejected the Constitution. They have become a nation of liars, voyeurs and thieves. Their lips pay homage, but in their hearts, they are looters waiting to dash in for their share of plunder. Our people believe the lie that a bureaucracy is capable of reforming itself. We have removed the limits on government. We have become its slave and a prey to bureaucracy's insatiable appetites.

I will not participate. I will not share the spoils they offer.

Jack C. Otto

Pleasant Grove