Mobocracy in America

The elitist republic envisioned by the Founding Fathers in 1787 did not pan out as planned. America eventually morphed into a one-man-one-vote democracy and, in past decades, into an anything-goes mobocracy where anyone who can afford to pay the registration fee is deemed qualified to run for public office. To win, however, they must profess to be devout Christians, and, most important, be able to raise lots of money and market themselves on television. Ideas, knowledge, experience, integrity, such old values no longer matter. By modern-day standards, any well-funded actor, comedian, retired athlete or celebrity of whatever stripe or hue is now regarded as qualified to serve not only as senator or governor, but as President of the United States and leader of the free world. How much further our great mobocracy will degenerate before it self-destructs is anybody’s guess.

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