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  •  Model democracy? Not so sure. (6+ / 0-)
    The United States of America was the world’s first modern democracy and it has remained the world’s model democracy ever since.
    Model democracy?  Ya, except for that little incident in the 1860's in which over 2 percent of the population was KILLED, it's been mostly smooth sailing.  Oh-and the 2000 election.  And voter ID laws.  And unreliable and unverifiable electronic voting.  And partisan control of the election apparatus.  And the lack of any national standards.  And the unlimited flow of money into elections.  And the most expensive elections on earth.  And the influence of corporate lobbying.  Hmmm....  I could keep going for a while.

    But that really had nothing to do with the substance of the diary, which was impressive.  It was well written and informative.  Thank you for taking the time, it was well worth the read.

    We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

    by RageKage on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 12:11:01 AM PST

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