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What is "Citizens United," and Why is it a Problem?

During the 2016 election campaigns, the words “Citizens United” were brought up often, particularly by Senator Bernie Sanders. Those words represent the controversial Supreme Court decision on the case Citizens United v. 787 more words

Politics

Additional barriers to realizing democracy

Another major problem with realizing democracy was perpetual elections for candidates to run for as many terms as they liked. The term for House representatives was four years without term limits. 791 more words

Third Parties

No one likes the system of campaign finance except for the financiers

In the 2016, $6.8 billion was spent on election campaigns for president and federal congressional seats. $6.8 billion. Obscene. At the same time, 15.4 million children in the U.S. 666 more words

Third Parties

The only way to cure this diseased sham of a democracy

People in the U.S. have always had a healthy distrust of the government. The U.S. Constitution explicitly included a system of checks and balances in order that the hubris and ambitions of one man or a small group of men (and eventually women) could not take control of the entire government or the U.S. 1,047 more words

Third Parties

Fissures in the façade of a hopeful and prosperous future

The end of the 20th century was a time of relative prosperity and hope for humanity and the future. By the beginning of the 21st century, serious fissures in the façade of a hopeful and prosperous future were starting to tear the U.S. 1,376 more words

Impeachment

GROUP OF SENATORS SEEKS INVESTIGATION OF GOVERNOR

A bipartisan group six state senators filed a resolution on June 12 seeking an investigation into Republican Gov. Eric Greitens for possible ethical – and potentially criminal – violations relating to his campaign’s procurement and use of the donor list from a non-profit organization Greitens founded. 238 more words

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