This nation was built on the premise that the government of this great nation would be a government for the people and by the people. That’s a democracy.

We have been fighting wars throughout the world because of our belief in this democratic way and to protect it, yet I pick up the paper each day and see that some federal judge struck down laws by our elected officials on various politically motivated subjects. This has happened in the majority of our states.

Since this has happened in overwhelming proportions, we no longer have government by the people and for the people.

These judges are not elected and since they have usurped more and more power, we will soon be no better off than these countries ruled by tyrants. We need to have federal judges that are elected or either curtail their power by giving our elected majority the authority to overrule some of these ridiculous and most times stupid rulings.

God bless America and our democracy.

Claude J. Guidry

proud veteran of the Korean War

Baton Rouge