Letter: Elected representatives must act

To the Editors:

There is, sadly, a shamelessness that has crept into the psyche of the modern politician. When faced with a challenge to remedy a decades-long problem — the inexorable decline of vital infrastructure that negatively impacts our quality of life — the discourse is allowed to deteriorate into a defensive response by proxy.

When the constituency seeks the help of elected representatives, it is best to do something and say nothing. An unhappy voter is satisfied with elected representatives who listen carefully and act to effect a helpful, tangible result. Any response short of that trivializes a long-standing, profound issue and is an abdication of responsibility.

Nicholas R. Battista

Hickory Hill Road, April 5