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How Democratic?

So how democratic is the US these days?

That is the question this article tries to answer.

 

Sometimes this site will not post the actual link but click here to go to the CBC

Americans take comfort in the myth that the Congress and the White House act on the wishes of ordinary people. If that were the case, gun ownership would be sharply restricted and there would be a single-payer healthcare system, issues which Americans overwhelmingly support.

The Constitutional drafters established a tricameral system of government; the Congress, the Judiciary and the Executive. I would argue that those three bodies have been replaced by a troika of Big Pharma/Big Medicine, Big Energy and the National Rifle Association. Once these groups decide what the country needs, the scriveners in the House of Representatives and the Senate craft the pertinent legislation.

 

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Re: How Democratic?

(The Constitutional drafters established a tricameral system of government; the Congress, the Judiciary and the Executive.  I would argue that those three bodies have been replaced by a troika of Big Pharma/Big Medicine, Big Energy and the National Rifle Association.)

 

Your putting the NRA in your troika over unions?