A democracy masquerading as a republic, or is it the other way around? Either way, we need to get rid of the electoral college. We need to adjust the number of senators elected from each state — call it the “Dakota” rule. And we need to reexamine the question of whether the Constitution creates a Christian nation. (Apparently the founders thought not, and left us with an atheist nation with weak-kneed assurances of religious freedom.)

My people came from County Antrim and settled in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. They were described as people of tough fiber and strong convictions. “We the People” have turned out to be neither, except for the bully-boy Republicans who consider insurrection the be tough fiber, and Evangelicals who think hatred of abortion is strong conviction.

Howard MacAyeal ’52
South Dennis, Mass.