Democracies vote on all issues, including immigration

Published: Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Re "Time to bring immigration reform to a vote" (Editorials, Dec. 2): Should we vote on a new immigration reform bill? The answer is yes, of course, but the fact that people within our government would try to stop a democratic process from taking place is appalling to me. This is America where we vote on stuff. And no matter how the vote turns out, the majority always rules. Now, if the current immigration system we have is the right one, which it very well may be, then it shall be the one that wins the vote. But not letting a vote take place is undemocratic, and will hinder the progress that the Constitution upholds. I understand that people will be upset if changes do take place, but that's how a republic works. The majority rules, and the minority does not. We leave it up to the people to decide the laws.

-- Blake Alexander Bangle, El Dorado Hills

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