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Cohen needs a lesson in civics

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Cohen needs a lesson in civics

We pledge our allegiance to a republic and not to a democracy because we live in a republic and not a democracy.

Francis Bellamy, a socialist minister, wrote our Pledge of Allegiance in 1892. He knew that in 1787 when our Founding Fathers wrote our Constitution they gave us a republic and not a democracy. Columnist Richard Cohen continues to write that we live in a democracy. In a democracy there are no representatives. The people participate directly in their government. The Greeks, in the city of Athens, lived in a democracy around 300 B.C. The Romans at that time lived in a republic. They had representatives. We learned all of this is our high school civics class.

Chuck Coletta

Lombard

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