Re: Kleptocracy or Republic?
It's not the new politic it's the same old one, IMHO it's people arguing spots or stripes when a big feral cat is sizing one up for dinner. To believe one politician is better than another is more a question of marketing than any discernible difference.
Loyalty to party trumps country and as far as I'm concerned that's treason.
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
H. L. Mencken
It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.