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Dear Editor:

Ms. Funk is again wrong in her view that we live in a democracy. Although it may be an objective of the mob to remove this obstacle to unimpeded mob control, we do in fact still live in a Republic.

It is not surprising that mob mentality would erroneously conclude that shepherding a mob through a successful election would overturn our Constitution. Please, Ms. Funk, educate yourself as to what form of government under which we actually live, or admit that you do not believe that a form of government which grants every citizen, not just the majority, a right to be represented is wrong.

Yes, Christine, there is a Constitution. I’ll leave you with a quote that I believe is, although I didn’t research its origin thoroughly, of Lord Acton: “The one prevailing evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.”

Darrel Cotton

This story was posted on May 16, 2013.
  • Grande

    It seems that getting your hind end spanked still stings!!!