The Degradation of the American Democracy

Democracy is government by the people, a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system”.

Analysis of U.S. democracy.

For decades, the US had been the most democratic country in the world. But in 2001, when George W. Bush became the 43rd president of the United States, the government became progressively totalitarian. The Twin Towers attack on September 11th gave Bush the pretext to repeatedly violate the U.S. Constitution alleging security reasons, while people were still in shock.(There are many speculations that the US government perpetrated this terrorist attack in order to impregnate fear into people with the purpose of becoming more influential over people around the world). However, there is not clear evidence to prove it, so we will never know what really happened.

According to The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein:

The most effective way to modify the Constitution is by impregnating fear into people, and keeping them in shock”

People think that the government does the best for them when there are conflicts.

Six days after the terrorist attacks in Washington, D.C., President George W. Bush sent a 12-page Memorandum of Notification to his National Security Council That memorandum, we know now, authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to set up and run secret prisons to torture prisoners, including thousands of innocents, to ensure that they would incriminate themselves for being terrorists.

Thousands of innocents incriminated themselves to avoid more torture from the US Army. citizens and foreign nationals in the United States, despite previous legal prohibitions against such domestic spying.

President Bush signed a secret order in 2002 authorizing the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in the United States, despite previous legal prohibitions against such domestic spying.

George Bush was able to modify within two years the US Constitution and international law without any opposition.

At this point, the US democracy was already broken.

George W. Bush opened its doors to the NSA to spy on US citizens without any court order, which means that everyone in the country could have been targeted by the NSA without any suspicion.

In 2003,Bush violated the US constitution, when he invaded Iraq alleging “security reasons”, We eventually knew that he had fabricated proofs to invade Iraq. He made this decision, which was provoked by the US Army, who was, as one would say,“thirsty” for war, and the US weapons companies.

A few Years later, in 2009 Barack Obama became the new president of the United States of America. Initially, everyone around the world trusted him, and people thought that he could change the world for the better. However, during his second term, Obama violated US law, by allowing the NSA to do mass surveillance over US citizens.

Currently, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not ceasing to accuse each other of personal attacks that are mining peoples’ mind with dangerous ideas around the country. It is turning dangerous because people are radicalizing, and racial crimes have greatly increased.

According to the US media, more than 41% of people in the US think that the (US) elections are rigged by Hillary Clinton and her team. Donald Trump has encouraged this idea by saying that he will only accept the results of the US presidential elections if he wins. This statement has spread hatred all over the country, which may cause riots in the streets.

Both candidates should not be allowed to run in the US elections: Hillary because there is clear evidence that she is a criminal, and Donald because he is racist.

Trump followers have said that they may organize militias to fight against the next government if Donald loses the elections. These sorts of things do not happen in a democratic country.

In conclusion, there is still a sort of democracy present in the US, but if politicians do not become more honest, and allow people to decide how they want to live, then the US will soon turn into a dictatorship of sorts.

 

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5 thoughts on “The Degradation of the American Democracy

  1. Interesting perspective. This last US election has been iteresting. Had I been a US citizen, I would not have liked to endorse either candidate. Like you, many seem to have had the same problem. Interesting times…

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    1. I am from Europe. During the U.S. elections campaign, I was tired of listening to people from the U.S. that they had to choose the less worse candidate. Despite it is terrifying because people should have the possibility to choose for someone, who they think he/she could do better for the country it is a symptom of deeper structural problems in society.

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