Great article Charles, been an admirer of your down to earth way of thinking. It appears to me, that we elect new people to represent us then all many want to do is run for re-election. I also think that many of these people are afraid to be independent thinkers for fear of party repercussions.Our society is changing and the old farts (one's serving more than three terms)have not adapted. They forgot why we sent them to Washington. And now we have a President that is as worthless as "teats on a boar". No wonder we're going to hell in a hand basket.