2017 Letters to the editor stock

It is said that timing is everything. This certainly is true in regard to a recent screed in a letter to the editor on The Times opinion page. It concluded the Democrats cannot be blamed if the Republicans do not pass a funding bill inasmuch as they control both houses.

Ironically, on the page preceding his letter was a story about the possible government shutdown, stating "Democrats' votes are needed to advance the stopgap measure through the Senate ..."

There have been so many vacuous letters to the editor since Donald Trump has been elected president, it brings to mind a quote by Thomas Jefferson:

"Democracy demands an educated and informed electorate."

Joe Porto, Schererville

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Marc is a veteran investigative reporter and editor of more than 15 years, including 10 years at The Times, where he is the investigative editor. He is also the founder of the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project.