Re "Where's the democratic process?" (Letters, June 27): Letter writer David Meigel states that he learned in "boring civics classes" that the majority rules.
I learned something quite different in American Government classes. I was taught that the United States is not a democracy but a republic of the people, by the people and for the people. That means all people. I was taught that the framers of the Constitution included checks and balances to ensure that the rights of the minority are not overridden by the majority sentiment. Very different lessons. But I was not bored when learning about my country.
-- Barbara Brown, Sacramento