How pathetic as well as ironic that a letter writer has to plead for dollar donations to supply the people of Flint, Michigan with drinkable water.
This is occurring at a time when we are debating among candidates to decide who should run the country — while thousands of our citizens are drinking fouled, poisonous water and people like the Koch brothers are spending almost $1 billion on campaign advertising. Who does that money help?
In our country, we spend not only too much money, but waste too much time in election campaigns.
That time and money could be better spent elsewhere. In Great Britain and Ireland, the election period is limited to a few weeks before the election and paid advertising is forbidden.
In Australia, political advertising must be relevant to government responsibilities. It must be accurate and verifiable and there may not be any mention of the present government.
We could certainly learn a few lessons from our world neighbors and enjoy much quieter evenings by the fireside.