• Will American Democracy Vanish If We Don't Drain the Swamp?
  • How 2 Billionaires Run Texas
  • Is the GOP Morphing Into Christian Nationalism?
  • How Can Democrats Run for Office If They're Being Censored By the Media?
  • Good News - What Biden and the Dems Are Doing for the Planet
  • Crazy Alert! Eerie Glow in Sky Causes Town to Think the World Was Ending - What Was it?...Find out!
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Will American Democracy Vanish If We Don't Drain the Swamp?
Thom plus logo No republic in history has ever survived as a functioning democracy more than a few generations once political bribery is legalized or becomes widespread.

A recent poll from the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics found that a majority of Americans agree that the government is "corrupt and rigged against everyday people like me." Sixty-six percent of Republicans and 46 percent of Democrats agreed with that statement; only 9 percent of Republicans and 25 percent of Democrats disagreed.

Independent voters, who swing from year to year and often decide elections, are also concerned that big money has rigged the American political system. Fully 63 percent agree that the government is corrupt and rigged; only 9 percent disagree.

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom
Tuesday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: Will American Democracy Vanish If We Don't Drain the Swamp?
Article: "Our Precarious Democracy" by University of Chicago Institute of Politics.
Article: "Citizens United v. FEC dissenting-opinion" by Justice John Paul Stevens.
Article: "The Tillman Act: 34 Stat. 864 (1907)" by Paweł Laider and Maciej Turek.
Bill: "H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2021" by Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3].
Article: "Citizens United and the States" by NCSL.
Article: "Betsy DeVos" by Wikipedia.
Case: "Buckley v. Valeo", 1976.
Article: "Leonard Leo" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Federalist society" by Wikipedia.
Law: "Glass-Steagall Act", 1933.
Article: "Sean Hannity" by Wikipedia.
How 2 Billionaires Run Texas
Article: "Constitution of the United States", article 3 section 2. "... In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make...."
Bill: "H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2021" by Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3].
Book: "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand.
Article: "Salt Lake City" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Gerald L. K. Smith" by Wikipedia.
Article: "America First Party (1943)" by Wikipedia.
Article: "James Buchanan" by Wikipedia.
Quote: "When Fascism Comes To America, It Will Be Wrapped in the Flag and carrying a cross" - attributed to Sinclair Lewis.
Site: PBS POV.

Hour Two: Is the GOP Morphing Into Christian Nationalism?
Article: "Edward Snowden" by Wikipedia.
How Can Democrats Run for Office If They're Being Censored By the Media?
Case: "Marbury v. Madison", 1803 (judicial review).
Article: "Sovereign immunity" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Pontius Pilate" by Wikipedia.
Law: "2nd Amendment". A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed..
Article: "Preamble to the Constitution of the United States".
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Article: "Rudy Giuliani" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Mark Meadows" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Roger Stone" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Mike Lindell" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" by Wikipedia.
Article: "14th Amendment, July 9, 1868 (citizenship, representatives, public debt, Equal Protection Clause).

Hour Three: Good News - What Biden and the Dems Are Doing for the Planet
Article: "The Love Canal Tragedy" by Eckardt C. Beck.
Article: "Superfund" by Wikipedia.
Crazy Alert! Eerie Glow in Sky Causes Town to Think the World Was Ending - What Was it?...Find out!
Article: "Book of Leviticus" by Wikipedia.
Bible: "For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him" - Leviticus 20:9.
Bible: "Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." - Genesis 2:7.
Article: "Killing of Breonna Taylor", 2020 by Wikipedia.
Article: "Death of Sandra Bland", 2015 by Wikipedia.
Article: "Energy and National Goals: Address to the Nation", July 15, 1979 speech by Jimmy Carter.
Article: "Joe Lieberman" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Habeas corpus" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Magna Carta" by Wikipedia.
Article: "American Redoubt" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Atomwaffen Division" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Matt Shea" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Bundy standoff" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Doug Mastriano" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Josh Shapiro" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Mehmet Oz" by Wikipedia.
Article: "John Fetterman" by Wikipedia.
Wednesday on The Thom Hartmann Program, 12-3pm ET
I'll be talking with Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Co-founder, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is The Sickness is the System (now also available as an eBook)
Plus, What's new with Q? I'll be asking Mike Rothschild, Investigative journalist focusing on the intersection of internet culture, politics & conspiracy theories...specializing in QAnon conspiracy cult since its inception in 2018...contributor-The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, the BBC, and elsewhere. Author of the new book, The Storm Is Upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult and Conspiracy Theory of Everything
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