Guy W. Farmer

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Guy W. Farmer: Election day: Grassroots democracy in action

I always look forward to working the polls on Election Day, not because I'm a political junkie (which I am), but because I see so many old friends and get to observe grassroots democracy in action. It's an opportunity to put my money where my mouth was when I explained and promoted American-style democracy while living and working in foreign countries for more than 20 years.

As Winston Churchill once said, "Democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." Earlier, 19th century French historian Alexis deTocqueville sounded a cautionary note: "The American Republic …

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