All posts tagged: special interests

Has the American experiment failed?

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Political Commentary / Political Philosophy / Society & Culture

Democracy sentenced Socrates to death, appointed Hitler to lead the German people to prosperity, and kept the human slave trade legal in the United States for 71 years after George Washington took office. The fact that people do stupid things that harm themselves should teach us an important lesson: The greatest threat to Democracy is Democracy itself. That’s a simple truth that our Founders understood, and tried to avoid. They created, instead, a Representative Republic. As […]

SC strikes down campaign finance laws

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Political Commentary

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that campaign contributions are a form of free speech and therefore cannot be subject to regulation. This will strike down the laws which have been passed over several decades to limit contributions from individuals and corporations. First, I absolutely agree. If I want to give money, I should be able to do so, and I feel the same about businesses or any form of group action. Critics […]