Saturday, September 23, 2006

Depressed about democracy

In the US, representative democracy just means that the more money you have, the more your special interest get represented. Is there still room for regular people to have a say?

UPDATE: I understand that voting is important. But the problem goes beyond people not voting. At what point do we realize that the 2-party system is broken. This post by a friend pretty much sums it up.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, I think regular people still have a say... They get to decide which of the special interest group topics funded by agenda-based rich people they like (via voting or whatever).

Now, if your topic isn't funded by anyone, then we may have a problem in just how much of a say you'd have...

Or another problem is that you're constantly having to pick the lesser of two evils. You might like politician A because of his stance on issue 1 but have to turn a blind eye to his horrible stance on issue 2.


Matthew Buckley said...

No. There's not. It's unfortunate.

brooke said...

its called voting my friend. thats how we have a say. as far as the money in politics, thats why we need campaign finance reform. thats why we need a system similar to what they have in the uk -> publicly financed.