Any curious and open-minded person studying history can discover what Prescott Bush did during WWII with his relations with the Third Reich. Some such curious persons might wonder if his progeny has brought us the Fourth Reich.
Juvenile hyperbole? Gosh, I love it when you talk dirty!
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
You seem to be implying that prosperity has something to do with defining a democracy.Were we ever a democracy? I'm not certain, but it does seem that there was a time when the middle class fairly well prospered in this country.
Does a prosperous and large middle class mean that a democracy is present? I'm not certain.
In the last Presidential election they managed to make the issue "A War on Women" and contraceptives, plus the usual racism charges against their opponents. Things that directly effect American lives, such as debt and spending, didn't get much play in the MSM.
We can see that the stage is being set for more trivialities being the issue in November while crony capitalism, the waste of trillions, the scandals from inside the government, will not grab the public attention. You may as well have 60% of the electorate stoned if the election issues are going to be fought over something like contraceptives.