Category Archives: Politics
I’m not adept at writing about politics or the government, but I’m too annoyed with the topic to ignore it. This is part two in my series on fixing the government. Today I want to talk about voters and candidates.
Let’s start with some basics. I think there is a general misunderstanding among the voting public that the United States of America is a democracy. This is not true. A pure democracy is a country where all issues are brought up for vote and the side with the greatest number of votes wins. I believe that I’ve heard it referred to as a “mobocracy” in the past. When you think about it, a pure democracy is generally not a great idea. Read the rest of this entry
We’ve all grown up being taught that the United States of America is the greatest country in the world. It’s easy to believe it. Our size and status in the world community is unquestioned. Our standard of living is so high that our “poor” live lives that would be considered upper middle class in many European nations. Of course we’re the greatest nation in the world. So obviously we’re doing the right things, right? Our government must work better than any other, right? Read the rest of this entry