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October 31, 2011

Representative government for whom?

For some time I’ve been struggling with what it means to live in a democracy where there is a representative style of government. However, as I watch our elected officials of both parties, knowing that most of them are relatively wealthy and see how large, tax-free corporations help line their pockets, I think I now have a far better understanding of what representative government is really all about.

In the meantime, we had best learn how to take better care of ourselves.

Warren R. Smith
Ottawa, Kan.




We live in a representative republic, not a democracy. One reason it was designed that way was to prevent the tyranny of the masses, or two wolves and pig voting on what's for dinner.

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