To the Editor:

Thank you for your recent editorial in which you said Americans must vote Tea Party radicals out of office. This cannot be said often enough. The damage they have caused our country is heinous, and confirms the urgent need for politicians to re-learn compromise; to understand that education, fiscal responsibility, and infrastructure need to be rationally addressed by Congress. America can do very much better than recent Congressional actions suggest.

Reason and responsibility can prevail. Greatness requires great thinking. . . . . . . not the mindless and destructive mental rigidity we have recently witnessed.

Clarissa Lennox

Dorset