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Our Democracy Is in Jeopardy
Between the purchase of our legislators at all levels of government at a pace not seen since the late 19th century, the corporate media emasculating every leader who comes along in their pursuit of conflict (and ratings) at all costs, the absolute broken wreck that the U.S. Senate has become...our democracy is in jeopardy.

And that is before we add in the fact that the average American is grossly uninformed about his/her own society and the sad truth that half of our citizens don't even bother to vote.

All this can eventually be improved, but it won't happen in one or two elections - or perhaps not my lifetime.

I'm not as pessimistic as I sound. I actually think that this time is not as bad as many other times in our history. We can get our country back, but it will take great effort and time.


Notice that the
very people (e.g., the Beck storm troopers, and teabaggers, for example) who aim to dismantle government are now using our old mantra "Take our country back!"

We meant it in a constructive way, though: Let's get government working on behalf of the citizens.  They mean to dismantle government and render the US ungovernable.

"One person, one vote" died at the hands of SCOTUS, January 21, 2010


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