After reading the article that Bakersfield ranks as the sixth most stressed in United States ("Chill out, Bakersfield: City ranks as sixth most stressed out in the country," Aug. 1), I used our president's logic blaming Baltimore's problems on its Democratic elected leaders. Our stress, frustration, anxiety, anger and negativity must be because of our Republican elected leadership. I am just saying. Hakuna Matata.

Gene Tackett, Bakersfield