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Posted on 01/06/2016 6:31:03 PM PST by American Faith Today
One of the predominant themes of the 2016 presidential campaign thus far â and one that is unlikely to lose significance once the primaries give way to the general election â is the American peopleâs exasperation with a political system they see as corrupt, self-serving, disingenuous and out of touch. Advertisement Advertisement
It is not an especially partisan or ideological sentiment; you can just as easily find it among supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders as among fans of Donald Trump. You can even find those who support paragons of the status quo, like Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush, making similar complaints. Itâs about as close to a consensus position as youâre likely to find nowadays in American politics.
Yet despite the widespread agreement that something is seriously wrong with democracy in the U.S., thereâs much less of a consensus as to what that something is â and, crucially, how to fix it. The answers Bernie Sanders offers, for example, are not exactly the same as those proffered by Donald Trump. Is the problem too much government? Not enough government? Too much immigration? Not enough immigration? Too much taxing and regulating? Not enough taxing and regulating?
Our lack of a systemic analysis of the problem is part of the reason why our answers are so diffuse and ill-fitting. And thatâs just one of the reasons why âThe Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government,â the new book from ex-longtime GOP staffer turned best-selling author Mike Lofgren, is so valuable. Lofgren puts a name and a shape to a problem that has often been only nebulously defined; and while his conclusions are not exactly uplifting, the logic and sophistication of his argument is hard to resist.
(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...
Ok, now I am not much into Space Alien Conspiracies but there can be no other explanation then that on how an intelligent article got on Salon.
Lol, I hear ya man. :)
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
The solution is obvious. But do we the people have the will?
My attitude towards Salon isn’t nearly as cordial as yours, but I agree it’s an interesting interview.
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