Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’

Freedom to Choose our Leaders

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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We are supposed to be a democracy “of the people, for the people, and by the people.” U.S. lawmakers are all for more competition–just as long as they do not have to compete. This reality is underscored by the incumbency rate of almost 80% in the House and the Senate since 1964, according to a study by the Center for Responsive Politics. (more…)