As temperatures continue to soar, let’s stay hydrated — and work together to keep an eye on one another.
Linda C. Degutis, director, CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Term limits could stem constant campaigning
It is more than a year until the next presidential election, yet President Barack Obama is in full campaign mode. Taxpayers are picking up his salary, while he is out raising cash.
This is not a rap on Obama. Most presidents (Republicans and Democrats) have done the same in their first terms. A partial solution would be to limit the president to one six-year term. If a president cannot enact his agenda in six years, it probably ought not to be enacted.
A similar problem exists with Congress. Representatives have to face the electorate every two years and begin campaigning for re-election almost from Day 1. I suggest that two four-year terms for both representatives and senators would be reasonable. The problem would not be eliminated, but its effects would be alleviated somewhat.
Congress was once composed mostly of resident legislators who served for a while and returned to their farms and businesses. It could be that way again.
Richard Dowis, Waleska
Give Congress a dose of unemployment, like FAA
How can members of Congress enable suspension of FAA staff and contractors during these times while taking their own vacation with pay? They should never again attack the unemployed, suggesting they don’t want to work.
Let’s make those hypocrites file for unemployment after the next election!
Stanley Harris Jr., Savannah
Pitts deserves praise for ‘candid cameras’ piece
I have the utmost respect for police and always have. I also respect Leonard Pitts, and I like his columns in the AJC.
His piece “Candid cameras have some police flinching” (Opinion, Aug. 4) is right on the money, and I praise him for it.
Howard Brown, Atlanta