Letter to Editor

Response to Editorial on Eleftherios Venizelos and the Election

December 19, 2020

To the Editor: 

It amazes me that people are ignorant of the form of governance that we live under here in the U.S. It also amazes me that people are not educated as to the reasoning and wisdom of those founding fathers who chose not to make this country a democracy but rather a representative republic using the ideals of democracy and avoiding its mob-rule pitfalls. While it is nice to write your letter in Greek, it is not appreciated.

I am a third generation American citizen. I am always American first, independent in thought and free in thinking. While it is important to appreciate one’s roots, a strong tree cannot stay buried in the ground but must grow above the surrounding canopy to reach the light of day. Now just consider for one moment what would happen to much of America without a representative form of government. The only people who would have representation would be the highly populated urban areas. Because those areas would decide elections; the media and politicians would only cover and visit those areas. That would leave large parts of the country ignored.

And because those ignored parts of the country would no longer matter, monies and aide would likely no longer flow to them. Infrastructure and public education too would be wanting in those areas. Conditions described in the book, The Hunger Games could then become a reality for the U.S. Thank God we have a representative republic and not a pure democracy. The rights of the many should not trample on the freedoms and rights of the few. 

Take a few history courses, and while you are at it a few ancient history course, too. I would suggest a book called, Mosely's Ancient People, to start with. 

(Response to Editorial on (Eleftherios Venizelos and the Election)

Peter J. Hatgelakas 

Pittsburgh, PA 


To the Editor: The Olympic Games were banned by Theodosios II in the late 4th century AD.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


TNΗ’s Happenings of the Week by Eraklis Diamataris

NEW YORK – The National Herald’s Happenings of the Week as have been reported at the print and digital editions of TNH and presented by the TNH Editor Eraklis Diamataris.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.