Tag: democracy

Let's first be mad at the Russians, not at each other so much

Milliseconds after Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, via Attorney General William Barr, into Russian collusion into the 2016 presidential election, no one took a breath before ripping into the other side. I’ll leave the post-report fireworks to others before I read the 448-page report that concluded that President Donald Trump didn’t collude with the Russians yet couldn’t... Read more »

Democracy's failure: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be America's next president

Democracy is the best form of government, or at least a lot better than whatever comes in second, but it’s no guarantee that whatever the people decide is always the best choice. And so it goes with this year’s presidential election. A plurality of American citizens have presented us with the most awful, heart stopping... Read more »

It's not Donald Trump who scares the shite out of me

It’s the people who fall for his authoritarian fantasies who scare the shite out of me. Donald Trump’s most recent rant about Obama being “insane” seems to have struck a chord with those who are looking for an autocrat to rescue us from the mess that Obama and his progressive and isolationist boosters have created.... Read more »
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Can We the People govern ourselves?

We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second. If so, then, how do you explain: Illinois? Chicago? The federal government? All challenge the everyday assumption that We the People can... Read more »

Someday you may need a valid ID to vote

Anyone can walk into a polling place and vote in your place. All that your impostor needs do is be able to roughly forge your name on the ballot application. This, of course, facilitates all kinds of fraud. Now, however, an increasing number of states are considering new laws that would require a valid voters... Read more »
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