Democracy or Oligarchy?

We are at a pivotal moment in American history. The major issue of our time is whether the United States of America retains its democratic foundation or whether we devolve into an oligarchic form of society where a handful of billionaires have almost absolute control over the political and economic life of the nation. Tragically, we are headed on a perilous path toward the latter. When large corporations and a few wealthy families can spend unlimited sums of money to buy and sell politicians, it is now clear to most Americans that the foundation of American democracy is under severe attack. The history of this country has been an arduous and difficult journey, but one which has moved forward toward a more inclusive democracy. As part of that struggle to expand democracy, courageous Americans have died or risked their lives defending that ideal.

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  • Thomas Luedeke

    Ironically (and tragically), the solution proposed (by liberal sites like this) to crony capitalism (the unholy plutocrat-oligarch complex destroying the average American) is more government (i.e. more power to oligarchs).

    But I guess you can always devolve into cognitive dissonance and claim that Republicans are the only party that engages in crony capitalism and Democrats have snow-white, pure intentions. For example, I’m sure Chuck Schumer has the lower and middle classes first and foremost in mind, and not Wall Street plutocrats….