Crisis Of Confidence

by William Skink

How can a political system survive if a majority of people stop participating? From the link:

Nearly two-thirds of adult U.S. citizens will stay away from the polls during the coming midterm elections, and they say they have given up on the political parties and a system that they say is beyond reform and repair, according to a Suffolk University/USA Today nationwide survey of unregistered and unlikely voters.

A majority of those non-voters would like to see a third party or multiple parties.

In Montana, Democrats are responding to the alleged threat of having a Green Party option on the ballot with litigation. Nationally, the DNC is suing Russia, Wikileaks and the Trump campaign over the results of the 2016 election. And for Progressives, the DCCC just got exposed for doing the dirty work of suppressing progressive candidates in favor of candidates who can pass the rolodex test.

Our political system has lost its legitimacy. The Democratic Party and the Republican Party are both deeply corrupt, and the people know it. The will of the public has almost no discernible impact when put up against the will of the lobbyist and the deep-pocket donors.

Democracy is not the political system governing American citizens anymore.

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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