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ANN RAYMOND, San Clemente

I was enjoying Gene James’s timely opinion of the Fourth of July until paragraph four. Then I felt like I was reading an endorsement for the Newsom Recall group. 

And then I remembered Mr. James led the effort to make San Clemente a Second Amendment Sanctuary City. There are reasons why the San Clemente City Council election is bipartisan. 

Political parties are irrelevant to providing service. Cooperation between elected officials belonging to different parties is more likely when members do not espouse their party affiliation. 

Yes, we are blessed to live in a country where we can debate the role of government, but Mr. James should not use his city council seat as a political party platform.

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