I was perplexed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s statement in the Dec. 7 editorial “On districts, beyond race” that if congressional districts were drawn with political motive, it would be fine.
I believe that one rule of democracy is that it should represent a majority of the population and not of one or other ideology. This I think is a universal truth.
If political reasons are taken into account also, it is a given that a majority of the citizenry is in the middle and not in the extremes of the party ideologies.
If one wants to be a lawmaker, he/she should have the courage to fight for the middle ground and not represent the segregated enclaves and tout themselves as representing the larger community. Only then we see a hopeful future from the past decade of essentially nonworking government, leading to the ultra-partisan Washington, led by a businessman with a show-man’s credentials!