The problem with democracy today is money in politics. Rich people are bribing politicians to do what they want instead of what's best for everyone else. This is happening all over the world, even in countries that used to be democracies. The situation is getting worse, and if we don't do something about it soon, democracy could disappear completely.
In the United States, Republicans are trying to take down our democracy by doing things like trying to dismantle government agencies that protect us from corporations. They're also putting their own interests ahead of the country by taking money from rich donors. This is affecting everything from gun laws to the environment because these rich donors are trying to influence politicians to make decisions that help them.
The Republicans are also getting rich while in office, which is a big problem. A lot of them are millionaires now, which is different from how it was a few decades ago. They've changed the rules of the game so that they can benefit from being in office. They even know about things like government contracts before the public does, so they can buy stock in companies that are about to get a big contract. This is called insider trading, and it's illegal for everyone else, but not for politicians.
There are people all over the world who believe that democracy is the best form of government, but there are also people who pretend to support democracy but really want to rule in an authoritarian or oligarchic way. This is becoming more common, and it's happening in the United States too. Right now, Republicans are passing laws that let politicians ignore election results, and they're not doing anything to stop it.
The real problem is that money rules in America, and this is not what the Founding Fathers wanted when they started our country. They believed that everyone should have equal rights, not just people with money. The Senate is not democratic either, because there are 21 states with 42 senators, but they have a smaller population than just California, which only has 2 senators. The Republicans have 50 senators, but they represent 43 million fewer Americans than the Democrats.
In conclusion, if we don't do something about the problem of money in politics, democracy will be destroyed. The situation is getting worse all over the world, and in the United States, Republicans are trying to bring down our democracy. We need to end the bribe system and make sure politicians are working for the good of everyone, not just the rich.
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America has ceased to be a functioning democracy, as a direct result of a series of decisions by Republicans on the Supreme Court claiming that when billionaires buy politicians it’s no longer bribery or corruption but merely “First Amendment-protected free speech.”
A recent poll from the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics found that a majority of Americans agree that the government is “corrupt and rigged against everyday people like me.”
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