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What has gone wrong with American democracy?

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  1. reedak

    reedak Well-Known Member

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    Even a notorious pimp was inspired to associate himself with the head of state by calling himself “The Trump of Pahrump”, and got elected to Nevada’s state assembly after death. What has gone wrong with American democracy? What urgent actions should be taken to rectify the flaws and improve the democratic system?

    Please refer to the following posts "Nevada ruled from the grave" and "The Trump of Pahrump" at http://houseofpolitics.com/threads/trumpian-threads.19923/

    and "...not only the living but the dead can have the American Dream" at http://houseofpolitics.com/threads/trumpian-threads.19923/page-2
     
  2. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Vote buying.
    Framers had it right with limiting the vote to land owners.
     
  3. penderyn

    penderyn Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with American democracy is what's wrong with British democracy - we are denied class politics and end up playing ludicrous games instead.
     
  4. Walter

    Walter Administrator Staff Member

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    Would you care to elaborate?
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Originally here only land owners could vote.
    It was reasoned that they wete stakeholders in the running of the country.
    Pols did not like this and whittled away at it so that vote buying became possible.
    With vote buying came increased spending and with that the unimaginable debt we now struggle to pay the debt service on.
     
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