McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

March 25, 2013

Letter to the Editor:


Submitted report

McALESTER — Editor:

The President is in Israel saying “we’re a democracy.” I like to think I’m pretty “up” on current events but I guess I missed this major change in our government. So I called Sen. Coburn’s and Sen. Inhofe’s offices in Washington D.C. and asked the aide answering the phone what form of government we have; they both said “democracy.”

A little shaken, I called my House representative’s office in D.C. and thankfully the aide there confirmed we are “still” a constitutional republic.

My question is: does the President not know the form of government he is part of?

Are the congressional aides not educated on how the system up there works? Is Mr. Obama intentionally stating this falsehood in the hopes if he says it enough people will believe it? Sadly it appears to be working.

Why do we keep looking to government to fix our problems when it’s clear they don’t have a clue or want to fix anything. Just look at tax reform. Wake up America!

Tony Leach

Oklahoma City

(405) 470-3676