We never have been taught that we are not a Democracy in our schools. We have always been told that the population at large ( "The People")was the government and would decide how the country will be run. "One citizen-One vote!" was the way we have always been taught. The truth is that the framers of the constitution built a government to be ruled by a wealthy elite from the beginning. The fact is that every government in the world is an Oligarchy, ruled by an elite group. It is the natural form of human government, not an inate evil. The founding fathers did give us a structure that did allow us to politic as independent groups and bring pressure to bear on the elite to send some of that loot our way. Slowly but surely that power has eroded. We now have two overbearing political parties that have no ties to the common American. Each of the three branches of government are controlled by these two remote entities and we have surrendered all of our liberties so that we can run around and shout that we are a Republican or a Democrat, and most of us are neither, because we don't possess the wealth to belong to either group. This pretty much describes every government on Earth, not just the USA.
Originally Posted by fuhr52
Retired Marine, Retired School Teacher,Independent Voter, Goldwater Conservative.