Political change is difficult where congressional districts are gerrymandered as in Texas. Winning a primary leads to victory in either Republican or Democratic districts. The system gives the incumbent advantage over any challenger. Even members of the incumbent’s party find it difficult to defeat him.
Here’s much wisdom: In a representative democracy, you get a better-functioning government if representatives are changed regularly.
Until we get term limits, I suggest everyone disgusted with the status quo in Washington vote in the party’s primary where change is needed most — for Texas Congressional District 6, the Republican primary.
Rep. Joe Barton will have served 30 years at the end of 2014. A vote for Frank Kuchar might bring about much-needed change; if so, citizens in District 6 get a different good man with fresh thinking from a different perspective.
— Glen E. Terrell, Arlington