Solutions for Congress

The Opinion page article "Term Limits: Right Reform, Wrong Reasons," May 29, seems to address the symptoms rather than the causes of the difficulties that are plaguing Congress today. The answer to the problem of our congressional quagmire is to empower the electorate. To do this and to bring life back to Congress, three changes are necessary.

First, eliminate the financial clout of the various-special interest groups. This would permit legislators to pursue issues without fear of financial retribution from PACs. Second, eliminate or control the use of perquisites that give incumbents an unfair advantage over congressional hopefuls. And third, revise the "Rules of ... Proceedings" of Congress so that they more closely conform to the rules of ethics and law that govern society. David R. Schmidt, Arlington, Va.

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