Too much personal power corrupts. That's what happened to Rep. Charles Rangel, New York Democrat, and too many other people holding public office simply because government is too big and overreaching at nearly every level.
Mr. Rangel should be expelled from the House, but that won't happen. Government is supposed to police itself, but it seldom happens.
The American people and the states are the only safeguard. We are too constrained by the corrupted institutions, which have compromised our Constitution and usurped the power of the states.
DANIEL B. JEFFS
Apple Valley, Calif.
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