Letters to the Editor

Overwhelming need to find compromise

Over the last several years there have been a few news items showing a foreign legislative session breaking out into physical fights. With the government shutdown in this country, and the heated tempers of our lawmakers and the President, one wonders how long it will be before a physical confrontation occurs here.

During the shutdown we are paying all lawmakers and providing them and the President with all their perks (travel, staff, etc.) and are getting nothing in return.

And, in other news items, there have been many questions of how the law should be interpreted. Many times it is stated that the matter will be carried all the way to the Supreme Court. So, if the shutdown persists, maybe we should eliminate the need for Congress and the President and just let the nine members of the Supreme Court decide all matters governing the U.S. It would save us billions of dollars. We might even turn the Capitol into apartments and get a little income.

Why can’t we all give in a little and compromise on some middle ground?

Lewis Staley

Marion

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