You're willfully ignorant to think that Hillary is anywhere near the competency of Trump. She is very capable and yes, I'm sure her ambitions revolve almost purely around how her name is remembered in the history books.
That, though, is why she would be great. A competent, ruthless statesman whose only purpose to be to named amongst the greatest of leaders is the person you want at the top. We're going to get a psychopath either way, at least make it a smart one with sound goals.
Americans have been battling for democracy since colonial times. Americans have been doing fine by pushing back on the limits in our government and extending the vote to non-property holders, freed slaves, women, etc.
The “union” was founded in response to farmer revolts and that’s the reason a bill of rights was included. But the government wasn’t intended to be democratic and in fact acts as a check on democratic sentiment.
But regular Americans have continuously fought for the expansion of the power of democracy. Farmers revolts, slave revolts, populists, abolitionists, suffrage agitators, labor movements, all concretely pushed democratic agendas.
May be? Ya.. Trust me I get it. I’m thinking about the whole system, not just the president. The beauty of the US system is in the power of the states & the checks/balances. Everyone wants a silver bullet... One change to fix everything... The fundamental problem with the US right now is the failure to compromise in the legislature, not how we elect the president. Its a human problem. The balance is giving everyone a chance to get some things they want. A pure democracy would fail to achieve that in my opinion.
@issk05 the US system allows corporations and special interest groups, domestic and foreign, to buy politicians. Citizens United vs FEC was the last nail in the coffin of democracy. The president is the tip of the iceberg. The People is not the constituency anymore. Do you see this?
Rumor has it that they had advanced propaganda and psyops capabilities and used it to trick Hillary into completely neglecting rust belt states during her campaign and not address any of their concerns 😳