Letter: What do we learn?

William Wolf, Naples

What do we learn?

As wearisome and repetitive as the Republican debates — and Democrat reactions — have been in recent months, a few critical oversights emerge.

There has been a minimal reference to the U. S. Constitution — that it should be adhered to or properly amended as the document itself provides.

There has been a minimal reference to the need for Congress to present the authority for the programs the candidates seem to be promising as individuals.

There has been minimal reference to our being a representative government, not a democracy, a term never used in the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence.

The representative method, which allows more concentrated knowledge of issues to be voted on, seems more intelligent than what has been called "mob''ocracy.

Yes, one leaves the TV presentations or the newspaper columns, wondering if even the candidates themselves understand how our government should work, when we suspect many of the electorate don't.

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