I am writing this letter in support of voter integrity all over St. Clair County, especially below the hill.

I am highly disgusted with the St. Clair County Democratic Party, and equally disgusted with the below-the-hill gang.

I am equally disgusted with Governor Blagojevich for practicing deceptive politics. He is speaking with a forked tongue. He has to be aware of the cronyism in his administration.

As reported in the Belleville News Democrat, I am taking action to speak out against the terrible brand of governing my fellow Democrats are providing on the local and state levels of government.

My disappointment with the Democratic Party is in no way an endorsement of the Republican Party.

I was very disappointed in the Republican Party for bringing in that fellow named Alan Keyes to run against Senator Obama. I often talk about how disappointing it was to see so many African-Americans in the East St. Louis area vote for a conservative Democrat like Mark Kern, and to see so many St. Clair County Republicans vote for Alan Keyes.

We have a great need for voter education in both parties. We also cannot lose sight of the sleazy politics of vote buying that goes on in the poor neighborhoods throughout the Metro-East.

I am praying and planning for the day when the St. Clair County Democratic Party that supported this vote buying scheme is eradicated forever.

I thank God for the FBI at this point. I guess I feel like the Iraqis. I am grateful for the liberation, I just don’t know if I agree with the motives.

However, I can accept the results, if it means a better quality of life for those less fortunate and cannot speak for themselves. I just hope that everyone get what’s coming to them, jail or vindication.

Ray A. Coleman
Fairview Heights, IL

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