Letter to the Editor

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the name Republican. Republic is defined as a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch, and in which power resides with citizens entitled to vote and exercised by elected representatives responsible to them and governing according to the law.

The current Republican party indicates a desire for an authoritarian leader. Since a monarch is just an old term for an authoritarian leader, this confuses me. That second part about “power resides with citizens entitled to vote” makes me wonder why, in states all over the nation, Republicans are working on legislation making it more difficult for American citizens to vote.  Based on the big lie, they call this voter “security.” For the rest of us that means voter “suppression.” It also appears that some Republicans were ignoring that last part about “governing according to the law” when they attacked the capital on Jan. 6.

My last point is this: The name “republic-an” no longer fits their current beliefs, and the news indicates a return to traditional conservative values may not happen any time soon, so a new party name should be considered. I am just not sure what that name should be. 

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(2) comments

Scruffy_Scirocco

This whole letter is based on a false straw man argument.

"Republicans are working on legislation making it more difficult for American citizens to vote."

No, that is absolutely false. Republicans do NOT want it more difficult for American Citizens to vote. What Republicans want is for it to be IMPOSSIBLE for dead people, imaginary people, pets and non-citizens to vote, and to ensure that Citizens vote ONCE and only ONCE.

The level of fraud perpetrated last November was absolutely shocking, and anyone who turns a blind eye and pretends it didn't happen, who doesn't do their own investigation and just accepts the narrative of the State as fact, is an enemy to the Constitution and has no interest in an actual Republic where the people have a say in their government.

JimRobison

Seeing as the Republican Party last year did not even bother to adopt or amend the Party Platform, because their decision was to simply follow anything that Trump said with blind faith, the new party name should be "The Trump Party", or, more accurately, "The Trump Cult".

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