Sunday, June 11, 2017

The United States is an Oligarchy

Posted by Keith Broaders on June 10, 2017 in Letters to the Editor

In a pure democracy all of the people share equally in the decision making process. Every individual gets to vote on every issue. In the United States we have a representative democracy which means that the people delegate to their representatives their legislative authority.

If the number of people being represented large and the number of representatives is small it is probable that the representatives will abuse their power and exploit the masses for their personal benefit.

For the people to be remain in control, the ratio of representatives to number of people being represented must remain relatively small. The larger the constituencies the more likely it is that the rich and powerful will become rulers rather than representatives.

Congress consists of 435 representatives who rule and reign over Congressional Districts that average over 700,000 individuals. In order to prevent the establishment of an oligarchy, our founding fathers proposed that a ratio of one representative for no more than 50,000 would prevent the representatives from abusing the rights of the people that they were elected to serve.

When a government is ruled by a single individuals it is referred to as a Monarchy and when all political power is vested in the hands of a few the government is referred to as an oligarchy.

Contrary what we have been taught, our government is not a democracy, it is an oligarchy consisting of 435 rich and powerful individuals who masquerade as public servants. 
The founding fathers knew that in order for the government to function properly the ratio of representatives to the number people being represented should not exceed one representative for every 50,000.

Today, legislative power is vested in the hands of 435 representatives and 100 senators and if we followed the advice of our founding fathers we would have over 6,000 representatives and 100 senators.

Our founders understood that when a few had the power to control the legislative process the few would have the power to exploit the many.

When Congressional Districts are 15 to 20 times larger than proposed by our founders, the representatives have become modern day aristocrats who take their marching orders from the billionaire bankers and Wall Street corporations.

We don't need to re-invent the wheel, we simply need to follow the road map provided to us by our founding fathers. Please share this article to your friends and neighbors and help me take down the oligarchy of the Wall Street bankers and corporations.  Click Here

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