Letter to the Editor: In a Word

Recently I was introduced to a word I had not heard before. It might be new to some of you as well. The word is “kakistocracy.” It’s on page 980 of my American Heritage Dictionary.

It’s a noun that derives from the Greek. The definition is “government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.” I think we’re living in a kakistocracy. With the current lack of leadership and direction from the White House in the midst of this horrific pandemic, we now have massive unemployment, economic chaos, uncertainty and a great racial divide.

A great change is needed. In the coming November election, vote for change. Vote for a strong, principled leader with a heart – one who is inclusive of all people. Vote for Joe Biden and his historic choice for vice president, Kamala Harris.

In our Eighth Congressional District, vote for change. Vote for Amanda Stuck: a young, vibrant state representative who was elected to the Assembly in 2015. She has lived in our district for many years and worked closely with Congressman Steve Kagen as his legislative aide.

Vote for change, and vote “yes” for Fair Maps and an end to gerrymandering.

Let us vote to restore our democracy and rid ourselves of this kakistocracy.

Stefan Peters

Sister Bay, Wisconsin