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Americas Potential Fall from Democracy: Thoughts and Discussions Marion M. Minke

Americas Potential Fall from Democracy: Thoughts and Discussions

Marion M. Minke

Published January 7th 2013
ISBN : 9780988776005
Paperback
228 pages
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Americas Potential Fall from Democracy lists the main accomplishments - and failings - of the Democratic and Republican parties over the last decade while acknowledging the latest political hot-button issues. The authors passionately detail theirMoreAmericas Potential Fall from Democracy lists the main accomplishments - and failings - of the Democratic and Republican parties over the last decade while acknowledging the latest political hot-button issues. The authors passionately detail their views on election transparency in government, political rhetoric, economic policies, the impact of the religious right, Super PACs, the role of the media, and the squeezing of the middle class. Along with pointing out the issues, the authors offer suggestions for solutions to governmental problems such as making votes of congressional districts more transparent, cutting housing and travel costs for congressmen, term limits, voter IDs and tax reform. At its core, the book calls for unity and for ongoing voter engagement. The authors provide checkpoints voters can use to evaluate candidates so they can exercise their power to participate in the democratic process as informed representatives. The most important responsibility our founding fathers gave us is our power to vote, they write. It is also the reason our democracy exists, our government is there to serve the people who allow it to exist.