Letters to the Editor

October 15, 2013

Letter to the editor | Problem-solving

Problem: Look at a couple of recent polls. Seventy-one percent of Americans want to fire Congress but only 47 percent are willing to fire their own congressperson. That’s the problem. We are “responsible” as a total electorate but not as individuals (electors or otherwise). Debts and debtors; corrupt or not. Term limits are easy; just don’t re-elect them. But we will — individually. And that’s how it happens. We select representation like our favorite, inconsequential light beer — following a moneyed corporate campaign for popularity.

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