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Reader's view: Representatives can’t sacrifice their industry for your opinion

Those seeking to remove Duluth City Councilor Sharla Gardner from office by petitioning a recall should remember the words of Edmund Burke, the 18th-century Irish/British political philosopher, whose writings influenced America’s Founding Fathers.

Burke said: “Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.”

I think the quote applies to woman representatives as well.

JIM HEFFERNAN

Hermantown

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