Letters to the Editor

Jones letter: Electoral college

Only in America do we anxiously await the return of the same old political actors to Washington DC for repeat performances of “The most dysfunctional show on earth.”

When will voters finally realize it’s time to search for new actors who are motivated and talented enough to create a new show that can be enjoyed by citizens at every level of America’s deeply engrained economic and color caste system?

We constantly complain about under-performing political actors but repeatedly return them to the stage. Our broken political system allows them little time to perfect leadership skills, as much of their time is spent searching for financial bribes to fund expensive re-election campaigns.

This calls for a major overhaul of America’s failing electoral system. For the first time in the history of our democracy, a fringe candidate won the presidency by using centuries old Trojan horse tactics to capture control of a major political party. Immediate steps must be taken in the mid-term elections to remove this blot on American history. Voters of every political persuasion should vow to never again allow an unqualified, unethical candidate with no core beliefs beyond self-promotion and self-enrichment to claim the presidency with fewer votes than his opponent.

Alston Jones, Boise