To the Editor:
I agree somewhat with Francis Cakavell that no one should claim to speak for the American people right now. We are a divided people. More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than for Donald Trump, but under the Constitution, Trump is president. More people voted collectively for the Democrats currently in Congress than for the Republicans, but millions of eligible voters did not vote at all. Should a national majority rule? What about states’ rights? In truth, states' rights has been a mechanism for a minority clique of white wealthy people to govern in many states, not for the exercise of power by the local people.