Doesn't Congress have enough to do with problems in the United States than to worry about flags and golf balls on the moon ("Md. congresswoman proposes national Apollo park on the moon," July 10)? Are we going to install a camera on a satellite to watch this area so no one touches anything? If some other country does touch these artifacts, who's going to arrest them?

We need to concentrate our resources on this planet rather than spending millions of dollars to protect golf balls, flags, and the lunar landing site. Does the legislature sit around and think up stupid ideas like this just so they don't have to worry about the real important issues of their job? The government borrows 50 cents for every dollar they spend. There's a starting point — reduce the debt.

Thomas Coburn, Rosedale