Friday 20 April 2018

What is a republic?

• I am writing to you to assert several points inspired by your letter of the day by Stephen Brennan this week.

The first issue I have with Mr Brennan's letter is his ability to interpret history from a socio-economic or legal point of view.

His assertion that the modern interpretation of a republic has grown to become that which ". . . concerns the limiting of government, in particular the spendthrift and waste of money . . ." displays, in my opinion, a totally misguided and ignorant interpretation of what a republic is.

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