Devised explicitly and shamelessly to protect established parties and politicians from competition, the gerrymander disenfranchises regular voters and polarizes national politics. The Maryland 3rd Congressional district, with a contorted and splayed shape drawn to keep Rep. John Sarbanes safe from competition, may be the worst gerrymander in the entire country. The district proves from its sprawl, its intent, and its effect that the gerrymander has become a scourge. As such, it must be slain. Only a constitutional amendment will do. No excuses, no delay.