The rich and powerful always find ways to get their way. By technically gaming the system and appealing to negative hardwired tribal instincts (xenophobia), the super wealthy, not all the super wealthy, but most have demonstrated how it is relatively easy to manipulate a democracy for their own greedy ends.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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