Letter to the Editor

Government can work

Thursday, July 5, 2007

To the editor:In the last two weeks our senators and representatives have had more calls, letters, and e-mails than they have had in years over one bill. The immigration bill was defeated because the people let their voices be heard in such numbers that Washington had to listen. This roar did not come from just one party. It came from every corner of this great nation.

This is how our government is supposed to work. Our Washington representatives and senators and our Jefferson City representatives and senators are there for us. We are their bosses. They do their best, but they are not mind readers. If we don't let them know what we want as a legislative or senatorial district or a congressional district or as a state, then it is our fault if they vote in a way we don't want them to vote.

Please don't let this be the last time our voice is heard. Stand up and be counted. It is our jobs to let our representatives know what we want.

Donna Lichtenegger, Jackson