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Is the American Democratic civilization dying? Why are our electors no longer listening to their constituents? Is plutocracy ruling the US?

Question: Is the American civilization dying? Are we, in reality, being ruled by a plutocracy? Is mankind doomed as a species because we, ignorantly, believe we are the superior species on this planet and have the capacity to control everything? Yes or no to these heavy questions from a 76 year old codger.

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    Aug 27 2013: Not dying, of course, but quite sick. Though I would say it's still as "democratic" as any other country, which isn't saying much. One of our chief problems is with the political parties, which have forgotten how to work together. Goal number one for each party seems to be to damage the other party, rather than the good of the country. Toss both parties out of Congress and vote for independents.

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