Only when $$$ stays out of it...
Our democracy is suffering. We've become so polarised that we now simply
back ourselves into our respective corners, entrenched in an obscene fascination
with sideshows while the real important machinations of government grind to an
obstructed halt. It's a republic, if we can keep it.
There are no democratic nations in the world. Never has been. All
governments of nations are owned and operated by and for business interests.
We're in the age old goldocracy where the common man is used for labor and
the wealthy use power to stay wealthy.
Good thing we don't live in a democracy, then. A pure democracy is mob
rule. We live in a democratic republic with elected representatives whom we
hope are wise enough to govern.But that's another story.
All I know for sure is... democracy is better than any alternative I know of.Don't get ideological. We aren't talking about "pure
democracy" when they talk about America, Europe, etc. For those
who complain "the common man is used for labor and the wealthy use power to
stay wealthy"... If there's one lesson the world has learned by
now... it's that marxism doesn't work (except in China)What existing democracies need is... a more informed and involved population.
That's the only way to overcome the voice of corporations that try to buy
elections for their gain. You can't legislate their voice out.You can't "Legislate" your way to a good democracy. It has to
come from the bottom up (not the top down)
re: Ultra BobWhat in the name of the East India Company are you
talking about? Seriously & sadly, once the Fed was created it
came them the corporations NOT we the people
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the
others that have been tried. Sir Winston Churchill British
politician (1874 - 1965)Just a thought, the problem at the moment is
not the electoral system or democracy it is the non-representative lobbing from
factions with money making our representatives fearful.