A great president would let the people rule
I read Richard Gaudio’s letter (“Carter is a great man, but Trump’s a better leader,” Nov. 20) regarding the leadership qualities of former President Carter and President Trump. I agree with most of what he said, except his conclusion.
His admiration for strong leaders is shared by the current president. Trump’s campaign often portrayed his competitors as weak and ineffective while he seemed to favor the leadership style of Vladimir Putin and other dictators.
Dictators have an advantage when it comes to “efficiency.” They accept no opposing opinions and no regulations. Sounds efficient? Yes it does, but it is no longer a democratic republic where people are free and leaders are held accountable.
In business, a boss makes the rules. That is not the way I want our government to work in this great country. In America, the people make the rules.
John Courtney Winter Park