How would you answer this question: Are you in favor of checks and balances in government or one-party rule? Regardless of your answer, let's take it to the next step. Too much of anything is bad and too much of anything is never enough!

Massachusetts, the birthplace of America, has been a de facto single-party state for years, meaning the controlling democrats pass the laws, create taxes and control state spending.

Since the two-party system, with checks and balances, is not happening presently in the Bay State, the next alternative is to elect a Republican governor. Our state has had many republican governors of late serving with the democratically controlled House of Representatives; Volpe, Sargent, Weld, Cellucci, Swift and Romney.

I remain active politically because I believe it takes this kind of civic participation to have good government!