Feeling grateful for an act that a senator did more than 30 years ago and continuing to support her after taking our community for granted is not wise (“The Right Path,” Sept. 11). At the time when Sen. Barbara Mikulski helped the Persian Jews come to the United States, it did not cost her any political risks. Likewise, Sen. Ben Cardin waited until there was a veto-proof majority guaranteed by Mikulski’s support of the Iran deal to come out against it; he also was part of the Corker-Cardin bill that undercut the power of the Senate to review the agreement.
Both of our senators have taken our votes for granted and will learn that no matter what they do, we will still support them. We are at a point where, if we continue to support the Democrats, we will have lost any political influence.
There are Republicans who are looking for our support. Dr. Mark Plaster and Richard Douglas are very much against the Iran deal and are busy meeting in our community because they want our support. They will work with us and be grateful for our help. We need to learn from the experience of the eastern part of Baltimore County. It was once a loyal Democrat area, but when the
Democrats failed to listen to their constituents, they were voted out.