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  •  No, oligarchy is about power, not freedom (1+ / 0-)
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    twigg

    Democracy is about self-rule, which we don't and have never had. It's about process, not outcome. We live in a republic, where our elected representatives are supposed to do what's best for the majority, not themselves. Since they do what's best for themselves, we actually live in an oligarchy, specifically, an oligarchic republic, like in Russia, only more nuanced.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 03:18:20 PM PST

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