Those with a knowledge of history will remember that the end to the spoils system of presidential elections was largely the work of George Pendleton, a congressman who vociferously opposed the 13tn Amendment abolishing slavery. So, someone who even opposed slavery recognized the need for a consistent and competent civil service. Where does that place Newt on the morally reprehensible scale? Is there a score below zero?
Yes, Gingrich and those like him are a danger to the U.S. democracy. They seem to be bent on finding ways to usurp or even eliminate the very basic tenants of our nation. They want to make decisions based on race, gender, and political affiliation. They've forgotten that we believe "all men are created equal."
Newt Gingrich has some rather controversial ideas. In fact, some of Gingrich's ideas are a threat to our democracy. The government cannot fire employees who voted for a political opponent. It is time that Gingrich retire from public life and take a backseat when it comes to influencing our government.
Gingrich wants to punish people for the way that they voted. This is scary for people who have families that depend on them. It might be nice to be a rich politician that doesn't need to work, but these people really need to keep their jobs for their families. Little people shouldn't fear people in power.