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The rich and powerful in American Politics

History kind of puts things into perspective. The rich man controls the masses. The rich man rules. The poor man and the middle class, even those who are moderately wealthy have to put up with the directives of one single person or a small group of elitists.

I saw the words Oligarchy mentioned by Bernie Sanders. What does this mean actually?

What Bernie said and was uploaded on YouTube

Another link I would like to provide is from the site:

Many people will say that this is just not true. They will tell you that.

I begin to question the motivation behind the entire process of super delegates and the process of the popular vote being ignored completely.

I being to question the validity of what the majority of Americans really want to see happen on the forefront of change as compared to a few very very ultra rich people who seek power, absolutely.

Why does there even have to be such a divide between the Left and the Right? Why can't we look to find a Middle?

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MegL wrote on December 24, 2016, 2:35 AM

Democracy means different things to different people. The UK does not have super delegates but neither do we have a presidential election. The Prime Minister is the leader of the party with the biggest number of elected Members of Parliament, so they don't have a problem getting legislation passed unless they have a very small majority.

lookatdesktop wrote on December 24, 2016, 10:42 AM

I wonder why America has something different from you guys. I have many ancestors who came from the UK United Kingdom, such as Brittain, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, to name just a few I know of, and it seems that because so many immigrants from those countries to America in the beginning, that some degree of government structure in America at the onset would have been seemingly like yours is today but for reasons I can't explain fully enough there are diametric differences in American Politics that defies logic. Perhaps we need to examine the other forms of government in other countries that still maintain a form of Democratic structure that would be an improvement to our current system. Hmm. And this new European Union. How is that working for you guys over in the United Kingdom?

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MegL wrote on December 24, 2016, 11:57 AM

I suppose your founding fathers looked at what was already available (including the UK model) and decided they wanted something better. But I think it's rather like security improvements in software, the scammers ALWAYS find a way around! The EU? We joined it in 1992 and in 2016, we voted (by a narrow margin) to leave!

lookatdesktop wrote on December 24, 2016, 1:21 PM

I think Trump will want his own Union. lol