In response to the well-written editorial "Don't take democracy for granted," on June 10-11, the apathy that has infected American voters can be traced largely to what is happening in the U.S. political picture, which only gets gloomier and gloomier as the days pass and the voter turnout plummets.
I have to say with strong conviction that there are too many politicians who don't give a tinker's damn about the American people. These Washington, Sacramento and local "leaders" only represent themselves and their self-serving interests.
When they are elected to office and become entrenched in our political system, they become pawns for big business, other private organizations as well as political groups, trade unions, etc. ? and there's no way to get them out what with their financial payoffs, except for term limits.