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By Steve Bauers
Goldendale 

Democracy

 


Last week, on the Opinion page (page 4), The Sentinel ran a comic by Branco. The news commentator is asking “What exactly are you protesting?” and the protestor answers “DEMOCRACY.”

In the U.S., we are a republic. Say the pledge, “And to the republic, for which we stand,” not “to the democracy for which we stand.” In a democracy—one person, one vote—Clinton would have won by over a million votes.

We the people don’t pick the aristocracy who vote in the Electoral College, and their vote doesn’t represent the vote of “the People” of America.

In Branco’s comic, the angry young man IS protesting the lack of democracy in America. Branco doesn’t understand that a group of elites decide elections in the U.S.A., not the people.

 

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