Letter: Fake institutions

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Webster’s Dictionary defines “fake” as “not true, real or genuine.” Roget’s Thesaurus synonyms, among others, are “phony, pseudo, pretend.”

Due to the Electoral College and Russian bots, we have a fake president. Due to gerrymandering, we have a fake Congress. Due to Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, we have a fake Supreme Court.

Our constitutional democratic republic, where majority rules while respecting rights of minorities, is temporarily out of service.