To the Journal editor:
Contrary to popular belief, the United States of America is not a democracy. We stand strong as a constitutional republic, in which the power does not stem from the government, but by its citizens.
An election year is a fantastic opportunity for Americans to express our power and elect leaders that have the passion and experience necessary to proactively drive this great nation forward.
Clark Durant fits the description as a leader our country needs. Speaking as a teacher in the Marquette community, I find his leadership and dedication to the Cornerstone Schools in Detroit to be one of his greatest assets.
Clark helped to build a program that sends hundreds of young students to outstanding universities each year, laying the foundation for future engineers and doctors.
He not only proved it was possible for these inner-city kids to flourish in society, but also showed how crucial free markets are to a prosperous economy.
This is the year to disrupt the pattern of incompetence in Washington and elect leaders with the highest credentials. Michigan, especially, needs to send a senator who understands the strength of our Constitution and the spirit of the American people.
Clark Durant is the man to give our state and country hope again.