During World War II, I was not too young to appreciate the wonderful cooperation between the two political parties in Congress. It seems as if we should have been thanking Hitler, Hirohito and Mussolini for that gift of our togetherness. Better than that, though, perhaps we the people should declare war on our representatives in Washington and insist that they work together on the issues rather than separately. We should urge the Congress to try to compromise more.

Heidi Schultz
West Tisbury