It’s up to the Amer­i­can vot­ers

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Bill Wagner,

“Mov­ing to oli­garchy, plu­toc­racy,” Dec. 15 let­ter to the editor.

A let­ter-writer asked “who will res­cue the Amer­i­can peo­ple” from the pos­si­bil­ity of “oli­garchy and plu­toc­racy” aris­ing in the coun­try un­der a Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion. The an­swer: the elec­torate. While our free press can ex­pose the in­com­pe­tence and crim­i­nal­ity of pub­lic of­fi­cials, only the elec­torate can pre­vent the con­cen­tra­tion of political power in the hands of a few, whether that few be wealthy or oth­er­wise. His­tory shows that an­tidemo­cratic gov­er­nance can some­times lead to vi­o­lent rev­o­lu­tion — like our own Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion of the 1700s — but vot­ing is by far the prefer­able rem­edy, with mul­ti­ple-party elec­tions giv­ing the elec­torate more op­tions to chart the course of our democ­racy.

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