There is a lot of meaning in a name. The GOP needs to make its foundational plank in its party platform to get America back to a "Republican" form of government. America was founded as a ... more 
There is a lot of meaning in a name. The GOP needs to make its foundational plank in its party platform to get America back to a "Republican" form of government. America was founded as a Constitutional Republic.

A republic is founded on "the rule of law," whereas a democracy is founded on "the rule of the majority." We have allowed ourselves to disintegrate into the chaos of a democracy. Our founding fathers established our constitution to be an unchanging rock of law, that we were to follow regardless of whatever the current whims of the majority happen to be. Without embracing the constitution, both political parties end up making, enforcing, and executing unconstitutional laws.

Republicans, be "Republic"an.

-- Jeff Strange, Chillicothe, Ohio less 
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Mon, Jul 15, 2013 4:00 PM EDT