This seems to be the worst year I can remember for presidential elections and for accountability from Washington, in a time when immense financial and social problems face this nation. The choices are a left-leaning Republican and an extremist-leaning inexperienced Democrat.

Who should be looking out for the people who want responsible efficient government, fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget? Who should be protecting us from the onslaught of illegal aliens and our open borders? Who should be looking out for our energy needs, which is the key to our strong economy? Who has caused the dollar to fall to all-time lows, which is now fueling inflation? The U.S. government and our representatives in Washington are the answer to all of the above.

I hope we can overcome our incompetent government before it is too late.

Art J. VanTielen