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Fri May 6, 2016, 03:03 PM

77. A righteous rant. Thank you!!!

It's been a while since I've seen mention of the Haudenosaunee - Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, or Ben Franklin.

Our students really don't get the real historical background of the 'Founding Fathers.' The basic debate: real democracy - rule of the people - versus rule by the "rich, well-born and able" has been going on since before the Revolution.

In Revolutionary times, democracy was represented by Franklin and Jefferson. Sorry if I can't remember the names on the other side. In our times, democracy is represented by Bernie Sanders and the progressive wing of the Democratic party.

The Republicans, in recent years, have been openly disdainful of democracy. If you even mention democracy, the Repukes will come down on you with: "This country is a republic, not a democracy."

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