In response to the letter “Need a wider choice of leaders” [Aug. 22], what we need is more well-read Americans who seek wider sources of reputable information and have minds open to many views before making decisions. “My way or the highway” doesn’t work and has contributed to the problems that we face today.
Our choices have in a way become incestuous because too many citizens have become too narrow-minded.
We need better civic education in our public schools. Today’s political situation didn’t take shape overnight; it was years in the making. The healthy functioning of our government requires knowledgeable and informed citizens to keep our politicians working for us and not themselves.
Holly Gordon, Bay Shore