Tagged: democracy

Who is the Real Enemy?

Who is the Real Enemy?

    When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refuses to walk back Trump’s rant that the press is “the enemy of the people,” warning bells should be ringing across the land. Thomas Jefferson observed...

Toward a Democracy

Toward a Democracy

  I read in the news today that Connecticut has passed a law giving the state’s electoral college votes to the presidential candidate who gets the most votes nationwide.  And it’s not the first...

Democracy under Siege

Democracy under Siege

  You might believe Republicans in Congress would think twice before voting for their utterly cynical tax legislation. Polls show widespread disapproval of the bill. Calling it the tax cuts and jobs act, or something similar,...

The Wisdom of the Masses

The Wisdom of the Masses

  The form of government we call democracy relies on the wisdom of voters. But when I read the daily round-up on Yahoo News, I wonder how wise America’s voters really are. This morning for...

America’s Grand Experiment is in Danger

America’s Grand Experiment is in Danger

The founding of America was a grand experiment in governance. Not since ancient Greece had a nation attempted to give power to the people through a system called “democracy.” Previously, mankind had acknowledged that...

Reflections on Democracy and a Prince’s Wedding

Reflections on Democracy and a Prince’s Wedding

The media frenzy is silly, of course, but I have to admit there’s something appealing about Prince William’s approaching wedding. It’s a modern fairy tale, the real-life equivalent of every little girl’s dream… well...

How “Democracy” Is Bought and Sold in America

How “Democracy” Is Bought and Sold in America

Long ago, at school in Jamaica, I was taught that democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people.” And I keep hearing that America is the world’s greatest democracy....