Stupid American Democracy

With flawed candidates and a confusing voting process, why can’t we just vote for specific issues on the internet? Keith Telfeyan takes a closer look at the problems of the election process in the US.

On one hand, I’m proud of my nationality. I was born in California, I’m registered as a New York voter and I enjoy the progressive history of American politics. The USA was the greatest experiment in democracy back in the 18th century when it established the world’s first secular constitution — without god or king— and much of its liberalism is alive and well.

So what’s gone wrong, exactly? Why is America such a divisive, crazy place? Why is my Facebook feed so full of anger and hopelessness? Why are politics so toxic, and how is it that our 2016 candidate on the left is such a sell-out to corporate interests? Democratic governance feels so woefully broken, everyone frustrated by something, and it seems systemic. Why is it so hard, for instance, to simply vote, and to have that vote mean something??

So what’s gone wrong, exactly? Why is America such a divisive, crazy place? Why is my Facebook feed so full of anger and hopelessness? Why are politics so toxic, and how is it that our 2016 candidate on the left is such a sell-out to corporate interests? Democratic governance feels so woefully broken, everyone frustrated by something, and it seems systemic. Why is it so hard, for instance, to simply vote, and to have that vote mean something??

https://blogfabrik.de/2016/11/01/stupid-american-democracy-election-problems/

With flawed candidates and a confusing voting process, why can’t we just vote for specific issues on the internet? Keith Telfeyan takes a closer look at the problems of the election process in the US.

On one hand, I’m proud of my nationality. I was born in California, I’m registered as a New York voter and I enjoy the progressive history of American politics. The USA was the greatest experiment in democracy back in the 18th century when it established the world’s first secular constitution — without god or king— and much of its liberalism is alive and well.

So what’s gone wrong, exactly? Why is America such a divisive, crazy place? Why is my Facebook feed so full of anger and hopelessness? Why are politics so toxic, and how is it that our 2016 candidate on the left is such a sell-out to corporate interests? Democratic governance feels so woefully broken, everyone frustrated by something, and it seems systemic. Why is it so hard, for instance, to simply vote, and to have that vote mean something??