RE: Tribune article on page 12A, Sunday, Oct. 11, “House Republicans: Can anyone lead us?” It seems to me that the huge stumbling block that divides the House of Representatives is the fact that there are a scant few members who take seriously their oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and to keep their campaign promises to their constituents. The “majority” in the House apparently feel that their first duty is to the Commander-in-Chief, regardless of what is best for our nation or its citizens. Under the “leadership” of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the democrats and “establishment” republicans passed each and every piece of legislation that President Obama demanded. And under the “leadership” of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, “establishment” republicans and democrats have continued to pass each and every piece of legislation that President Obama demanded. That government shutdown that happened a couple of years ago? All the “radical” republicans were asking for was a legitimate debate on Obamacare. The only people talking about shutting down the government were Harry Reid, Obama, and the democrats. Those few republicans - some of whom KNEW what was in the bill and who were in the minority - were not responsible for the shutdown. Obama, the democrats, and establishment republicans were responsible, but of course with this administration, taking responsibility is avoided at all costs. It’s about time for voters to wake up to the fact that the “establishment” in Washington, D.C. is the problem, and sending more representatives and senators that will “go along to get along” is NOT the solution. Those so-called “hardliners” are standing up for their constituents and for the Constitution, and it’s time for “We the People” to support them instead of criticizing them for doing what we sent them to do in the first place.