We are losing our democracy to oligarchs. American voters have a statistically non-significant impact on public policy. Only four percent of us respect Congress. Forty two percent of voters are Independent yet only Republicans and Democrats win elections. Only fourteen percent of House campaigns are competitive because of gerrymandering. One percent of Americans control our country (the ones with money and power to buy our Senators and Representatives and write the laws).

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Steve Rose

Thanks, Ron. I heartily agree with the thrust of this opinion piece. However, I'd like to see brief citations for your source(s), especially when you cite specific statistics.

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