Letter: Random selection likely to beat congressional elections

October 25, 2013 

I am proud to have friends of many political stripes. The one thing we all agree on is this: The majority of our federal representatives are more interested in satisfying lobbyists who can help finance their re-election bids than looking out for their constituents. In that vein, I propose the following: Furlough Congress.

For one year, substitute each member of Congress along party lines with a random registered party affiliated voter from each state and district. A bunch of random yahoos couldn't be much worse than the current bunch. And at the least we would know that none of them had been bought.

JEREMY OWEN, Kennewick

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