Nepotism vs. democracy

Letter to the editor

Posted: Friday, October 08, 2004

Democracy is, as President Lincoln stated at the end of his Gettysburg Address, "of the people, by the people and for the people."

If we elect Lisa Murkowski, we are putting our stamp of approval on the very undemocratic manner by which she obtained the office she presently holds.

Nepotism may be acceptable in the business world, but not in a democracy.

Fairness, a word trumpeted by Alaska's governor when it suits his purpose, but ignored otherwise. This most glaring example was his appointment of his daughter to the U.S. Senate after his resignation from that chamber. All connived, step-by-step, by the two principals; father, Frank; and daughter, Lisa.

A vote for Lisa supports nepotism; a vote for any other supports democracy.

Ernest E. Line


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