Letter to the editor — Dec. 17

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 17, 2020

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Where do we go from here?

There is talk among Democrats about packing the Supreme Court, installing multiple leftist judges so that, from then on, only one side of an argument prevails.

There is also talk of dissolving the Electoral College, which for more than 200 years has leveled the playing field in presidential elections between the nation’s large population areas and the rural areas. It is a healthy system. Since the two parties were established, we have had 19 Republican presidents and 14 Democrat presidents. Abolishing the Electoral College would ensure that high-population areas of the country would elect by popular vote a Democrat president every time.

Why does the Democrat leadership want these changes? For one thing — to squash opposition and to grab total control, rendering ordinary Americans powerless. Our representative republic would digress into a banana republic.

So where do we go from here? When Benjamin Franklin left Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, he was asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got — a republic or a monarchy?”

Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Can we keep it? Pray that we can.

— Mike Mills