In reply to a recent letter to the editor ("Diversity," July 11) in the Bakersfield Californian, I agree that diversity has helped America. However, when diversity overrules common sense and qualifications, America is tragically wounded.

As to President Trump not being democratically elected, that is true because the United States of America is a constitutional republic. In a true democracy there is no protection for the minority.

James McMahon, Bakersfield