Electoral Politics and the Illusion of Control

Hawes, William
http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/04/electoral-politics-and-the-illusion-of-control/

Publisher:  Dissident Voice
Date Written:  25/04/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19313

We have all been told a lie. The lie that says democracy can be maintained only through voting, through purely representative, parliamentarian means. When the founding fathers set up the Constitution and Bill of Rights, they were wary of any truly popular, working and middle class control of the United States. Our government was to be run as a republic, designed by elites, for the elites. Our three branches of government were not simply invented for checks and balances: another reason was to stymie any massively popular mandates that would go against the interests of the oligarchy.