On the other hand, how can any respectful, intelligent or informed voter of either party vote for Michael Peroutka ("Council's District 5 race between Peroutka, Armstrong draws attention," Nov. 2)? Severna Park prides itself on its intelligence, but in this case, we deserve to be placed in public ridicule. To elect a secessionist and a religious lunatic shows that party loyalty for Republicans trumps intelligence. How can we expect our children to respect education if the majority of parents in this district obviously have a total disregard for the Constitution, science and just plain common sense? We are now stuck with a councilman who will only bring embarrassment to county, and it is truly the fault of Republicans who obviously voted blindly for party instead of for the qualified candidate.