YES! We still elect our lawmakers & vote on policies.
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NO! Our nation has become an oligarchy controlled by the rich.
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Will_the_Piano_Guy's picture
Will_the_Piano_Guy 7 years 24 weeks ago

We need everyone to become citizen reporters to help spread real news.....like Thom discusses. Since our corporate monoply propagandist media will never show real factual news.....WE have to do it ourselves

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Activist Patriot 7 years 24 weeks ago

We cannot use the term democracy for our current government. Our precious democracy was based on an informed and engage citizenry, and we chose our elected officials through primaries and elections. Now we have a rich people own all coporate oligarchy. I am afraid that things will have to get much worse (and they can) before we have critical mass tochange the system.

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Mikeap53 7 years 24 weeks ago

Everyone be aware the there will be be a new Facebook agreement starting 2015 which will legally allow government agencies to spy on you with your consent. I have been posting the address to the site that explains this but now every time I post it facebook blocks it as inappropriate. It looks like this Oligarchy is becoming a Fascist state!

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trueamericavet 7 years 24 weeks ago

This is sad. So many lifes lost just to have it stolden from the american people

trueblue313's picture
trueblue313 7 years 24 weeks ago

With two parties, BOTH of which work for the interests of their donating constituencies and not their voting constituencies there is NO choice.

Without choice there is no freedom.

There is no problem with government, after all, it's OUR government. The problem lies in corporate (business) influence on government.

Answer: Capitalism has destroyed our Democracy.

1776-1981 R.I.P.

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twistedgenes 7 years 24 weeks ago

I'm embarrassed to be an American the UN is now getting involved stating we are unjust and boy are they right! I grew up listening to how great the USA is what a bunch of BS we are almost as bad as dictatorships only difference here millions don't even realize that coprporations own most of our government officials and have deregulated us so much that we suffer and our planet suffers as well.

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trueblue313 7 years 24 weeks ago

To: Piano Guy

You are correct.

American "news" media is a joke. They no longer deliver news, they TELL people whay to think. Its ALL corporate propaganda coming from American "news" media. Hmmph!! There is more "news" on QVC than on "our" American propaganda stations! (ie. CNN, FOX, CNBC, ABC etc.)

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jimiscnc 7 years 24 weeks ago

Our instituions are infested with corrupt sociopaths. Thirty years of Oligarch's purchasing our government, laws and Democracy has resulted in one badass every man for themselves survival of the greediest. The wealthy have all they could possibly want. they are wealthy of the magnitude of Egyptian Phaeroes. There's enough to go around, as proven in post WW2 American prosperity until 1980. Are they just doing it beacause they like being mean? At long last, have they no sense of decency?

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PaulHosse 7 years 24 weeks ago

Of course we're no longer a democratic-republic. As if common sense and your own two eyes didn't tell you, two academic studies have confirmed Ben Franklin's fears; we were not able to keep the government bequeth to us by our Founding Fathers. America is "officially" an oligarcy. We have a police state mentality and we're on the fast track to becoming a neo-Fascist nation.

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jbutler.junk@gm... 7 years 24 weeks ago

To vote is to choose the best from the worst of candidates; and with that, hope exists, that wise decisions may be made some day and that that day becomes more frequent. I had almost given up on voting, but a few candidates deserve more interest: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Alan Grayson, Ron Paul....

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