Our government operates under the premise of a 'democratic republic'. Early American thinkers such as Jefferson advocated this style of rulership because the sovereign power was 'in the people', policy that is generated is supposed to reflect 'the general will' of the population. A strong (difficult to alter) constitution was intended to make sure elected officials upheld the ethical standards and served to mitigate any incentive of corruption. In effect no 'social class' is above the law.
However it is blatantly obvious that this political model is failing horribly. The driving force of all policy has do with only one thing - currency. Political agenda is influenced solely by the amount of income donated to the representative during campaign periods. Modern parties go as far as to DENY science in the formulation of policy.
Furthermore people are afraid of authorities. The so called 'war on drugs' serves only to generate revenue for the PRIVATELY OWNED prison cooperation who strike deals with state legislators requiring a 'minimum' occupancy number that skyrockets every year.
It is clearly time for a change.
- Ya the current political model is failing50% (1)67% (4)62% (5)Vote
- No your just a niave college student0% (0)33% (2)25% (2)Vote
- Ya but oh well there's nothing i can do0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
- What r u communist ( I am btw)? free market is freedom50% (1)0% (0)13% (1)Vote
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I completely agree. Here in Europe, we like to call America a feudalist state. It might sound funny but I actually think it's very scary. The similarities in terms of power dynamics between medieval Europe and modern-day America are striking. Except of course that in the modern times, the top 1% has technological possibilities to keep everyone else in check that medieval lords could only dream of.0