I can't decide which is the bigger threat: the influence of money and powerful interest groups to buy favor with our legislators to favor the special interests, or the lack of critical thinking on the part of the voting public to see this corrupting influence stealing their future.
The corrupting influence of money in making decisions and framing legislation to protect and enable the powerful must be stopped. The net result of this practice is a struggling middle class, an increasing gap between rich and poor and the loss of democracy. We have legislators who use their position to their per$onal advantage while working hard to reduce or eliminate opportunities for the disadvantaged and laid off workers. The old adage of work hard and succeed is becoming more of a clich than a reality. But unless the voting public recognizes and becomes enraged by this practice while continuing to mindlessly vote without critical thought, then our freedoms will continue to be usurped.
Any thoughts on how we the people can accomplish this? Term limits come to mind.
-- JOSEPH CAGGIANO, Richland