To keep the cards analogy going, with gerrymandering ( a tool of power grabbing used by both parties), Citizens United (a recognition of corporate entities as “People” despite the fact they cannot be treated the same as people when caught in wrong doing), Corporate control of media (where slant meets advertising dollars), legislators are now able to choose their voters instead of voters choosing their legislators The deck is stacked against the voter and the cards are marked. We can’t leave the table, and the dealer is backed up with laws and rules written in his favor.Unless voters attend the meetings where candidates are chosen, and regularly contact their legislators, voters will continue to be trod upon like powerless worms on the pavement after a rainstorm. Unless you have money or gumption, you will not be recognized as any thing more than another one of the parasites keeping legislators and their donors from accomplishing their goals.And do any of us REALLY know what those we support stand for? Shall we believe what they tell us, or our lying eyes? Shall we judge them by their works, or by their ability to prevent any kind of positive and long term policies from taking place? There is work to be done, and they are not doing it, and you are paying them wages and guaranteeing them a generous ‘retirement’ pkg for the privilege of being defrauded, cheated, and disregarded.If you haven’t written to your representatives… national AND state… please consider doing so. It wouldn’t hurt to write to the leadership of the parties either. Boehnor and Reid have not replied to any of my letters, but someone saw them and made a note on a piece of paper about where a voter stood on an issue. One note is a piece of straw. Ten thousand notes are a bale of hay. Drop some bales on these lazy, self serving, party loyalists(yes, BOTH parties). Bales are heavy. They will pay attention.Respectfully,C.