A little history for MAGA folks

The Roman leader Cincinnatus was like Donald Trump in that he proclaimed he would only serve as a dictator on “day one” if asked to serve in a time of crisis.

Cincinnatus left his farm, took the reins of power, saved the republic from an invading force and 16 days later voluntarily resigned “near absolute authority” to go back to his farm.

Cincinnatus set an example for the peaceful transfer of power from one executive department administration to the next that modern democracies have always admired.

Cincinnatus also helped inspire educated American presidents to refuse to run for a second term of office even though they might have won.

Examples are James Polk, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Calvin Coolidge. Term limits are essential for democracy. The longer ambitious men stay in power, the less likely they are to give it up.

Does Mr. Trump remind you of the great Republican Cincinnatus or does he fall a little short?

Kimball Shinkoskey, Woods Cross, Utah