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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
I think most here agree the system is broken. Democracy is an illusion at this point. We get crappy choices propped up by money, lobbyists, and PR campaigns, and at the end citizens do not prosper.
As Americans we're commodities, not assets. We are 27th in education in the the world. Most of our social problems as well as economic reflect that.
Most of our taxes go to a military that RELIES on perpetuation of war, not victory or ending.
We need to empower our citizens, not steer them. A healthy democracy is a reflection of the citizens who Control it. We need to revamp and make accessible education if we want our country to survive let alone prosper.
That means teach the tools to find the answers, rather than one size fits all teaching of the "answers".
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
I don't mind it too much. Keeps things from getting too radical. I think after this year, politicians from both camps will be looking to appeal with a more centrist attitude for 2020. This is basically what happens when everything is too extreme, but thats ok because I prefer my side's extreme to the others