No democracy
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Dear Editor,

We constantly hear in the news media that our form of government is a democracy. This is not true. In our Pledge of Allegiance, we pledge to a republic and not a

democracy.

A democracy is one of the worst forms of government that we can have because it is rule by a centralization of governmental power in a simple majority. This leads to tyranny and eventual destruction.

No nation has ever survived under a democracy because it leads to another form of government such as socialism. This type of government is never mentioned in the US Constitution nor in any constitution in any of the 50 states.

A republic is rule by law. This form of government has a system of checks and balances that allow our laws to be changed only through certain processes.

Our forefathers gave us a republic because they knew the tyranny from where they came. As Benjamin Franklin said, "We will give them a republic, provided they can keep it.

Sincerely,

Janet McCarthy

Flushing
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