Letters to the Editor: We are a nation of political violence. Thanks, GOP leaders
This is an excellent time to reflect upon what should be the single most important issue for our country:
The real problem causing the current dysfunction in the United States government is the unceasing and uncritical support for our political oligarchy.
Americans’ demand for equality of results has led to a very real inequality of class and opportunity, but our system of government is an artificial construct designed to ensure this inequity so that the ruling class remains rich and continues to enjoy an unparalleled ability to do what they want.
The American system of government is the reason that the U.S. has become in fact a socialist state. This has been true for every president since Abraham Lincoln.
The problem is not with the system of government itself but with the corrupt, unelected elements within it.
Those in a position to have influence over the United States Congress must either be removed from power by the electorate or else must be co-opted by the oligarchy.
I don’t believe there is any question that the oligarchy is far more interested in power than wealth.
To truly address the problems facing the United States, the solution must come not from an amending of the Constitution but from an alteration of the very system of government.
To remove the oligarchy, we must turn the U.S. into a republic where the government is truly representative of the people.
This is possible. An example of such a republic is shown in the constitution of South Africa.
We have a duty to create one ourselves. Let me be clear: I am not suggesting a revolution. I am proposing that we make the change without violence, with the peaceful change of political process.
To create a new republic, we must begin where history has ended and then go forward.
The American Revolution started when a few hundred colonists took up arms and overthrew a British Empire which had ruled the colonies since 1776.
The American Constitution, our founding document, starts with the same words as the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are