Monday, April 26, 2010

Two threats to democracy

AfD secretary Dr. Peter Mott had this letter to the editor published on Thursday, April 22, by the Rochester, NY, Democrat and Chronicle.

To the Editor:

There are two increasingly serious threats to our democracy. First, the threat of corporate domination. Consider: Who chooses our representatives in Washington, the people or the corporations? Who chooses our health care system, the people or the insurance corporations? Second, the decreasing ability of our society to truly listen to one another. The extreme right-wing in our country is becoming so well financed and organized that it can shut down civil discourse on almost any issue by creating factions based on fear, racism and hate. We need to quickly recognize and speak out strongly against both. To let them fester is to continue to weaken our country.

Peter D. Mott

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