The letter from Ed Enderle responding to Mary Ann Chimera's letter about information received at a Democratic gathering saying that Ed would raise taxes, got me to thinking that yes, each party does its fair share of backstabbing and mudslinging. I hope we are all smart enough to do our own research and not just vote for Democrats or Republicans. This kind of thinking, in my book, is the easy way out. I was always taught and told, "you have a brain in your head, use it!" I hope everyone will use their brains. Do not believe everything you hear and/or read because our future depends on it.