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Wed Sep 27, 2017, 11:02 AM

The Great American Experiment

Is it possible that the experiment put in motion by the Founding Fathers is a failure? Do our present circumstances represent the end of our representative government?

The polarization of our citizenry cannot be bridged by any of the people in our governments. The battle lines are deep and darkly drawn and it is not going to change. So many of our government officials are corrupt and we are led by some of the most incompetent people in the world.

The racial issues that have erupted with Trump have been with us all along. The efforts of the Civil Rights Era seem to have been ineffectual in redirecting our society. The slow destruction of our public education systems has produced an incurious and ignorant society. The greed of capitalism has caused our people to become selfish and self-important.

I'm distressed by what I see and what it augers for our once-great country.

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 11:04 AM

1. This too shall pass

People die off.

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Response to Cary (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 11:08 AM

2. I appreciate your optimism

There have been many younger people at many of the white supremacist rallies. Racism and hatred are learned behaviors and there are far too many people in the U.S. that subscribe to those kinds of views.

I hope you're right but I don't feel it.

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 11:10 AM

3. This: we are led by some of the most incompetent people in the world.

This is what happens when people vote for candidates who openly admit they hate government. Makes absolutely no sense to me. You would never hire the job applicant who told you they hate your company & want it to fail. Why would you vote for someone who wants to drown government in a bathtub? Also, the sheer hypocrisy is stunning. I hate government, but vote for me. WTF?

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 11:18 AM

4. The founding fathers didn't anticipate the immense greed of some people.

The wealth inequality has increased to such an extent that the 1% can buy politicians and elections, and laws have been put in place to make it all legal. The founding fathers didn't anticipate that politicians would put money and power over country.

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Response to PJMcK (Original post)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 11:23 AM

5. I don't expect they thought SCOTUS ...

would equate money with free speech.

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