Our country was founded as a representative republic not a democracy. Our founding fathers learned from history that democracies never survive.
It drives me crazy when I hear the media (radio, television, print) as well as politicians refer to our system of goverment as a democracy. Is this what they are learning in school?
Congress is going through a process to replace Speaker John Boehner. All part of the system of a representative republic. Everywhere I hear this referred to as chaos – nonsense! What is happening is simply Congress listening to their constituencies. By poll numbers 75 percent to 80 percent of the Republicans want significant change, which means getting the budget under control, stoping executive actions, etc.
In other words, do your job!
Both parties have failed. The Republicans hold both houses and go-along to get-along; the base is mad! The base is speaking up, that is why three outsiders are leading in the polls. Message received! That is why Kevin McCarthy can’t be speaker and why change is necessary.
Now, go elect the right speaker and put our republic back in order.
Nick Stamos, Modesto