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What Happened to Our Country?

jim2845 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 1:11 PM
What happened is universal suffrage. The Republic was not designed for it. None ever has been. Given a choice between depending on themselves, men, or government, women choose government. So do debtors, the unemployed, the underclasses created by government, and the ruling class itself. Toqueville: Universal suffrage is not only the most detestable element of government, but also a powerful revolutionary instrument.

When people reminisce about what America used to be like, some act scornfully toward us. They say living in a Donna Reed world was great for a few, but that there were many suffering souls. The way our country is today makes some of us long for those days which seemed so innocent compared to the harsh, cruel, coarse, and sometimes murderous days we exist in today.

Yet most would argue that there were still injustices when we were growing up fifty years ago. Black people who had been freed a century before were still not treated equally in most parts...