Letter: Throw Them All Out

To the Editor:

Although there is no way to do this short of revolution, all members of Congress, regardless of party affiliation, should be impeached. It is has become a sick institution caused by gerrymandering, seniority, campaign finance and lobbyists. All members of Congress would be forever banned from running a second time, their campaign treasure chests would be forever frozen, and their pensions and medical benefits would be no greater than those given to ordinary citizens their age. As things stand, nobody can afford to challenge incumbents unless they are supported by special interests. For example, according to the Federal Election Commission, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., has $1,383,459 on hand for his next campaign. We need a clean slate.

Jon Appleton

White River Junction