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A ‘democracy’

Once upon a time the Athenian Greeks had a wild idea: Instead of the people doing what the leader thought best, how about electing leaders who would do what the majority of the people thought best. Call it “people rule,” democracy.

The idea infuriated monarchists and other authoritarians, and still does. They continue to try to “lead” the people where they don’t really want to go. Or they just ignore them, if the people are too weak to object strongly.

America’s leaders call us a “democracy.” Are we?

Will Brown

Canyon Country

Just imagine

Allegations persist that Hilary Clinton as secretary of state engineered a deal where Russian received 20% of our uranium and subsequently the Clintons Foundation received a donation of $145 million from Russia.

I have no idea whether this happened or not, but at least their allegations should be investigated by the government and settled one way or the other and also made public.

Can you imagine what would have happened if Trump not Clinton had been accused of this?

Vance G. Kirkpatick

Leona Valley

Deranged Dems?

Trump derangement reaches historical levels. Democrats haven’t been this upset since Honest Abe took away their slaves.

Bill Homan

Palmdale

So what?

When Guy Marsh the Marxist wrote his latest defense of Venezuela’s Marxist government, he said that the State Department wrote, we have about 50% of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3% of it population.

In this situation we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity.

Well Mr. Marsh, what is wrong with American looking out for its own well being? So what that we have to play rough sometimes. Your side plays rough all the time.

David Cooper

Lancaster

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