Letter to the Editor of the Westfield Republican
Our Congress is deadlocked by many fixed ideas which are viewed as being absolute facts when they are actually complexities which require wisdom to understand. Congress must act, as did the framers of our Constitution who struggled to reconcile differences far greater than those facing Congress today, to resolve the differences where were mostly caused by its lack of Constitutional discipline. It must act with integrity to put the public they were elected to serve ahead of themselves, their political parties, their prejudices and, above all, their lust for political power. The latter is not a Constitutional objective, and reconciliation of opposing ideas is the only way to achieve it. Any Congress which fails to form a more prefect union is ignoring the Constitution they have sworn to defend. The honor of our Constitution is then in default and can only be restored to avoid catastrophe by changing its rules to put settling differences by intelligent cooperative reconciliation instead of power play, filibusters and dishonorable wasteful gridlock.
David R. Correll