On Tuesday Nov. 6 I served as a poll watcher. There was some debate as to what seemed to be a mistake on the printing of the ballot as to the spelling of a major party. Below the word REPUBLICANS was the word "Democratic" party.
The two letter suffix "ic" implies meaning turning a noun into the force of an adjective which is misleading. Do Democrats do democracy better being more in touch with the people as the word "Democratic "suggests? And are the Republicans in a republic more inclined to follow the rule of law because of a root word with meaning stemming from the party name? I think not for both.
Republicans in Obama's second term might console themselves by adding "ism" to Republican turning us into Republicanism for a new religion. Republicans haven't removed God from our party platform. If my suggestions were followed it would be three wrongs in a row if you know what has been done to our Republican brother Ron Paul.
He had gathered enough party electorates and loyalty to be a broker in this past presidential election.
But he was erased from influence by presidential hopeful Romney who changed the rules at the last minute in his favor as a contender. That is what you can do when you are very wealthy and powerful. His character would not have change overnight with a win. Many of us voted for Romney only because we didn't want Obama.
As one of those who voted straight Republican and lost I am cheerful for a good reason. Think of the alternative. What if Romney had won and did to America what he did to Ron Paul? Ron Paul is a man who has