I have enjoyed reading many of Randy Blaser’s Op-Eds.
This one in particular hit a raw nerve (“After a depressing vote, here’s my plan,” March 27). I could not agree more with the concept of letting a computer choose districts by population to prevent the current jury rigging by Madigan & Company and a very corrupt Democratic Party. This will bring parity to the election process.
His second point on money will keep the elections localized and concentrate on what is pertinent at the local, state and federal level for our state. This will prevent the outside interference and allow us to choose our candidates to represent us!
The third point goes back to the original days of our country’s founding. Elected officials did the business of government and went back home to work for a living. Limits are imperative to prevent the kind of corruption we have witnessed these past 30-plus years.
If elected officials want a pension, they should start a 401K, just like those of us in the private sector. No more pensions for life with unlimited funding.
If we do not change and change now, this state will not survive and will continue to hemorrhage people and money.
Richard W. Small
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