Sen. Daniel Webster in 1850 stated before the Senate, "I speak today, not as a Northern man, but as an American." What a novel idea!
Today it seems Democrats and Republicans have become so polarized they have lost site of the concept. Anything Republicans put forth is automatically rejected by Democrats and vice-versa. Who now speaks for the people?
Daniel Webster was willing to risk his career and reputation for the good of the country. Today it appears party and re-election are the important causes.
Next year, I will be eligible to vote, and I suspect my decision may well be to throw all our politicians out and start over.
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There are many other historical examples of country first. Daniel, what happened?
HUDSON FLYNN, Kennewick