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Our Representative Republic

a republicI love when members of Congress passionately speak and defend our democracy.  I wonder how many actually know that the United States is not a democracy, but rather a representative republic.  They are elected to represent our wishes.  They campaign on that and seem serious until they are elected when they do what special interests bid.  The headline in my local paper for this article was somewhat different and the purpose of this post is not about the meat of the article which can be read at this link.

First the first sentence;

Parsimony – Edison Deconstructed

In “Parse-imony” I break down current news stories with my pithy, running commentary…

First the headline:

Bill fails to overturn light bulb standards

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday failed to stop the enactment of new energy-saving standards for light bulbs they portrayed as yet another example of big government interfering in people’s lives. [“portrayed” is incorrect as the new standards are an example of government interfering in people’s lives by mandating what kind of light bulb will be available for them to use – taking choices away is interfering!]