Letters to the Editor

Voters deserve what they get

In response to the letter (Andrea L. Daw, Feb. 21) referring to the current political campaigns as being “perhaps one of the most toxic political campaigns ever,” I would agree.

However, American history tells us that “bullying, name-calling and whatever else will be thrown into the fray” is the usual script of U.S. politics. From our Founding Fathers to today, nothing has changed in the theater of politics.

Regardless of party affiliation or political view, if we truly want change, perhaps that change should begin not simply with a new kind of politician, but also with a new kind of American voter. This would be an American voter who learns from history and demands a candidate who truly reflects the changes wanted.

There is an old idiom: You reap what you sow.

Dan DeRoo, Fresno