Wednesday, January 31, 2018

America is Not a Democracy

"Yet even in this bastion of deliberation and direct democracy, a nasty suspicion had taken hold: that the levers of power are not controlled by the people.

It’s a suspicion stoked by the fact that, across a range of issues, public policy does not reflect the preferences of the majority of Americans. If it did, the country would look radically different: Marijuana would be legal and campaign contributions more tightly regulated; paid parental leave would be the law of the land and public colleges free; the minimum wage would be higher and gun control much stricter; abortions would be more accessible in the early stages of pregnancy and illegal in the third trimester....

The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”
-Yascha Mounk, "America is Not a Democracy"

And sadly, we won't get to vote that worthless piece of white bread, Rep. Trey Gowdy out of office.  That blowhard is retiring.  Some of you may remember that it was an outraged Gowdy who, amidst one of his endless Benghazi investigations furiously denounced the State Department for having time for Culinary Diplomacy but not time for his worthless hearing. 

Gowdy, as if he was choking on a bowl of borscht, has since lost his voice completely on investigating the Russian attacks on our election 2016.  I wish you a lifetime of indigestion....

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