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Our Political System is Broken

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No matter the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, we must eventually face the fact that our political system is broken.   As such, our future struggle will be about whether we are able to fix it our not.   And we must realize that the "it" we need to fix inheres not in our laws, our constitution or even some other arcane program.   The "it" we need to fix is ourselves.

 

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On the 11/4/12 edition of ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos asked the roundtable:

 

"What does it mean for whoever wins".[the presidential election][when they are] almost certain to face"a very similar lineup in Washington than the one they have right now."

 

Political analyst Matthew Dowd replied:

 

"The dysfunction"is going to be even more exacerbated"-- the political system is broken."

 

When George Will objected to this, asserting that the political system was "working beautifully,"   Dowd responded quickly:   "It's absolutely broken."

 

 

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Eric Z. Lucas is an alumnus of Stanford University (Creative Writing Major: 1972-1975), the University of Washington (1981: BA English Literature and Elementary Education) and Harvard Law School, J.D. 1986. Since law school he has been a public (more...)
 

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