So many politicians seem to have lost their moral compass in a sea of self-interest and the numbing influence of money. The latest examples: Aaron Tilton and Mike Noel, who apparently cannot even grasp, let alone admit, the conflict of interest they obviously have by serving on a legislative committee that is considering the introduction of nuclear power in Utah, while at the same time having a financial stake in building a nuclear power plant in our back yard. No wonder average citizens are so cynical about the political process. But perhaps the more salient question is, who is to blame for putting or keeping moral weaklings in office — the self-serving politicians, the uninformed voters who elect them or the apathetic nonvoters who sit on the sidelines? It seems to me they all share together.

Floyd Jensen

Salt Lake City