“Members of the minority party can creatively oppose, make noise and draw attention — as long as they remember that they are the minority. ... In the end, the majority can take away the minority’s options.”

In writing this, Newt Gingrich seems to admire Thomas Reed’s tactic of locking members out of the House to get what he wanted as former Speaker.

While Mr. Gingrich might have been referring to the workings of Congress, do any other readers see danger in the warning he offers those in the minority? Congress is supposed to reflect greater American society.

If I were a “minority” in this country, I would be very worried. I would work hard to ensure that those who think like Newt Gingrich never make it to Washington.

“Remember your place of subordination,” isn’t the political philosophy this nation deserves in our leaders.

Jay Karen

Pierce Street

Daniel Island