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Reader Opinion: Principles of democracy

Once again another Minnesota legislative session has ended and the Republicans claim great accomplishments while the Democrats say the session was a disaster.

Once again another Minnesota legislative session has ended and the Republicans claim great accomplishments while the Democrats say the session was a disaster.

The phrase "Government of the people, by the people and for the people" was a quote from Abraham Lincoln. In my opinion, most elected state politicians do not adhere to the principle. Their own personal opinions on issues have already been formed before they get to St. Paul thus no compromise on the issues. The majority of the people within their districts may differ on a certain issue but this is meaningless. Elected officials need to represent the constituents who elected them and not just listen to their own personal agendas and political aspirations!

That is why we call is a democracy. A government of the people, by the people and for the people!

Jim Tretter

Baxter

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