Apparently democracy is much healthier and more alive in Mexico than it is here in the United States.
When the Mexican people believe, or strongly suspect, that a presidential election is stolen, they do not passively accept the outcome and just grouse about it over coffee with friends. They take action and make it known far and wide that an injustice has occurred, and they strive to set it right.
The supposed president-elect has not been given a moment’s rest since the elections back in July of this year. His swearing in has not quieted the angry citizens.
That is the kind of democracy in action that our nation’s founders made it clear we are obligated to as citizens to protect and serve.
We should learn from our friends to the south. They no doubt were not impressed with how we sheepishly accepted the electoral conduct in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004.
Kent B. Comfort