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Local view: Beware the demogogue, democracy’s big enemy

Published 05/12/2013, Duluth News Tribune

In March I wrote a letter to the editor about cowardly legislators who act so as to appear to be doing something, whether good, bad or useless. In a one-room, rural schoolhouse in northern Kentucky in 1918, my father and his fellow seventh-graders were taught to recognize such politicians. Following is an excerpt from one of my father’s civics texts:

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