Jerry Ritter (Letters, Dec. 6) refers to the Senate as “the great equalizer.”
It’s an odd sort of “equality” that makes the vote of a barista in Cheyenne, Wyoming count 14 times as much as the vote of a farmer in Watsonville, California.
It’s a peculiar sort of “equality” that makes the vote of a high-school senior in Burlington, Vermont, count for eleven times as much as the vote of a mill hand in Albany, New York.
It’s a very poor sort of “equality” which allows the wishes of a minority to run roughshod over the needs of the majority for years, sometimes decades.
John M. Burt