America: A Democracy No More

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  1. Tom says:

    Originally our government was a Republic.
    In the early 1900’s some guy decided the President
    should get a “retirement” payment of 25 thousand dollars a year. That is the day America started to die and turn into a Democracy.

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
    and to the Republic for which it stands,
    one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

    Where in the Pledge of Allegiance is the word DEMOCRACY????

    I suggest you and everyone else go to this link and LEARN WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!!!!

    No. 2000-25 } WASHINGTON, November 30, 1928.
    Prepared under direction of the Chief of Staff
    This manual supersedes Manual of Citizenship Training
    The use of the publication “The Constitution of the United States,” by Harry Atwood, is by permission and courtesy of the author.
    The source of other references is shown in the bibliography.

    We have lost our way…
    In a Republic not everyone gets what they want.
    In a Democracy it seems they get what they want till the money runs out. Then you end up like Detroit or Greece.


  2. Bob Glover says:

    Sadly, every word of this article is true. The unprincipled thugs in the Congress, the people we elected to represent us, having as their guiding principles the best interests of our nation and the best interests of their constituents have sold their votes along with their souls to the highest special interest bidders in return for campaign cash. They no longer represent their constituents, but stand ready to perform legislative fellatio on their corporate and union masters upon command. The bailout of the “too big to fail” commercial banks and investment banks, while the millions of homeowners whose mortgages were underwater being left to twist in the wind brought me to a position that I never thought possible: a state in which I am willing to take up arms against that coterie of oligarchs in Washington, D. C. masquerading as a central government.


  3. Dan Pilowsky says:

    The premise is correct, i.e. oligarchs have too much power in America. The causal analysis does not make sense. Big government did not cause the concentration of wealth/power. A growing income inequality in America has led to the concentration of money and political power. Good premise, sloppy analysis!


  4. Thomas says:

    We lost our freedom when we lost our internal self restraints, otherwise known as morals. No amount of political-wrangling or hand wringing can solve what is a moral issue. People are focused on the wrong things as solutions. There are NO political solutions. If politics was going to solve this Ronald Reagan would have done it. Reagan was able to turn things around financially but the moral avalanche continued in earnest. All who sin are slaves.


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