Anyone who votes a straight-party ticket in a national election is partially to blame for our dysfunctional government.
Both major parties are rife with legislators who couldn’t care less about unemployment compensation, integration or any other of our nation’s problems. They’re concerned only about getting re-elected.
It is difficult to identify those in Congress who serve the people. However, unless a two- or more-term incumbent has demonstrated — by action, not spin or rhetoric — concern for the public good, he/she should be voted out.
Such a tactic, employed in the absence of term limits, may require occasionally voting for a virtual unknown, to which I say: Government could hardly be worse.
— Don Ponder, Fort Worth