The time has come to take a long hard look at abolishing the Democratic and Republican political parties. America stands divided politically, socially and economically and the seed of division has been planted in our government. Party affiliation has taken precedent over common sense and country. Republicans and Democrats alike, push and pull for power within government, taking what amounts to blood money from lobbyists, special interest groups, and corporations that have no intention of serving the greater good.
The President of the United States is not befitting of his position, as he has been proven to be an instrument of historical incompetence and divisiveness. America has been thrust into civil unrest and political upheaval, that hasn't been witnessed in decades. The only saving grace for the future advancement of the world's most celebrated democracy is us...We The People.
The growing consensus is that Putin's espionage and FBI-created “October surprise” gave Russia and FBI rogues what they wanted; a Trump White House.
*The following is an opinion column by R Muse*
Over the past eight years it has been glaringly apparent that Republicans are opposed to democracy and their attempts to either obstruct or suppress voting have resulted in several federal court rulings ordering them to stop; to absolutely no effect. Fascist Donald Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party has resulted in a blatant new assault on democracy that involves Republican operatives intimidating voters at the polls and stunningly in the voting booth; according to directions from Donald Trump himself.
"The archdiocese holds the matter among its highest priorities. If passed, the law would have significantly detrimental impacts on our parishes, our ministries"
"It is thunderingly clear that Donald Trump deserves to lose. I will vote for the Democratic nominee for president."
Most Americans are unaware, tragically, that America is dangerously close to becoming a fully-fledged plutocracy run by the Koch brothers
A university professor heavily funded by the Koch brothers has very publicly and openly called for less democracy to reduce the power of the majority.
The impact of North Carolina's voter ID law has already been felt. This impact will only grow more marked as it will be even tougher for minorities to vote come 2016.
Although the religious right has effectively, through the Catholic Supreme Court, eliminated the Establishment Clause of the 1st Amendment and wiped out religious freedom of non-evangelicals, women, and non-believers, they are still convinced they are facing an existential threat from the federal government.
It is a different story, though, when a white Republican is kicked of voter rolls in Arkansas that not only incited the state party's outrage against their own vote suppression law, it drove the candidate for state attorney general who lost the right to vote into a rage.
Over the past six years, at least, there has been a steady assault on democracy from state level Republicans with valuable assistance from ALEC that led one to wonder whether the Koch brothers had directed the Republican legislative arm (ALEC) to disavow and destroy American democracy one state at a time.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was absolutely outraged that a bipartisan election commission in Illinois simplified the voting process that he claimed is "shocking," and a "major obstacle for the GOP's gubernatorial candidates."
On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus blocked the Republican Party's attempt to suppress the vote in Ohio.
As we get closer to the mid-term election, we long for the times when preparing to vote was a matter of volunteering for a voter registration drive, working for a candidate's campaign, familiarizing ourselves with the issues.
Have you ever been curious about the inner workings of a polling place? That's where you go to vote for local state and national candidates, ballot issues and advisory questions.
Republicans have created a new conservative super PAC to support Republican secretaries of state that will pursue restrictive voter laws, purge voter rolls, and generally kill the democratic process.
ALEC members were recently asked to sign a pledge to support democracy, and they refused. Not only did they refuse to sign the pledge, but the corporate media didn't report on it.
The reason Washington is unable to function as it did for 232 years is that Republicans decided, after Barack Obama won in 2008, to abandon any pretense of governing in a representative democracy.
Now that the election is over, it is time for this country to address the deplorable state of voting and start seriously considering transforming America into an easily accessible democracy.