<b>Boehner's rule</b>

EDITOR: Even though polls show that the majority of Americans (including the majority of Republicans) favor immigration reform, the employment-discrimination bill and background checks for potential gun owners, Speaker John Boehner has refused to allow votes on those measures in the House. Doesn't the word "dictatorship" mean control by one person? This man is third in the line of succession to the presidency. Does this frighten anyone else?

PATRICIA F. CLOTHIER

Santa Rosa