Letter to the editor: We must stop gerrymandering
We, as in you and I, must stop gerrymandering. Five justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have failed us, and so we must rely on the state to eliminate gerrymandering.
Let me be clear about this: Those who gerrymander admit their ideas do not represent the people. They fail the people because they draw lines on state maps, rather than solve state problems. They gerrymander to stay in power, not to serve the people.
Instead of mindlessly drawing lines, let the party with the best ideas represent the people. Any legislator who promotes gerrymandering does not represent the people of his or her district or our state.
Everyone who respects democracy should oppose this practice, or it will subvert the government, pervert the vote and enrich the brainless. There are bills in the House and Senate to stop gerrymandering. Tell your legislators to take action to stop this undemocratic activity and build a more representative government.
J. Michael Atherton