A significant majority of the nation's voters have lost respect for the current administration and the sitting congress. Nearly all the incumbents are viewed as having been bought by big donors who expect payback. Even officeholders whose votes we often approve knuckle under to party pressures or special interests on issues that would crimp their campaign coffers.
There are very few in the mould of Paul Wellstone or James Jeffers. Reliable voices for social justice being so rare, we in the 10th Massachusetts District are fortunate to have the option of voting for an Independent congressman. No corrupting big donors will be trying to purchase his political agenda. They would strike out if hey tried. Wouldn't it be refreshing to have an advocate for legislation that benefits all of society.
Peter White has been a lifelong voice for moral, ethical government at all levels. If his voice was heard in the halls of congress it would command widespread attention. We could be proud of our vote if we used our franchise to to support a candidate who is not compromised by politics as usual. This is a rare opportunity to signal our wish to see idealism triumph over politics as usual.
Richard C. Bartlett