Paul Ryan has represented exactly what a liberal democracy is not supposed to be. Originally liberal demacracies were meant to do the most good for the most citizens, and protect the average Jill and joe from the predatory practices of the rich and the powerful.

This means Mr. Ryan you don’t go giving away the nation income to the wealthy as an excuse to cut programs that serve average folks. Now when there are huge deficits and no money for teachers and first responders and the nation’s physical infrastructure, the fault will be with folks like you.

Youre not a defender of democracy. You are the creator of banana republics. So go back to reading your Ayn Rand fairytales and stay out of government.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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