In a bid to rekindle the torch of democracy, a longtime federal executive explores the political discord that has so many people fighting with each another.
If you're concerned about the future of the United States and the shortcomings of today's political system, then you're part of an ever-growing club.
Author William W. Robé, who spent more than Forty years in the service of his country, is deeply disturbed by the lack of harmony within the halls of government. Social, economic, and demographic changes pose challenges, but Tea Party activists, Wall Street occupiers, and others are only making our problems worse.
In this detailed commentary on the current political system, Robé considers • a different approach to understanding American economics; • truths about the national debt and deficit spending; • two flaws in Adam Smith's original version of capitalism; and • ways to find common ground on important issues.
If the country's citizens remain divided, democracy will collapse. It won't be because of an invading army; it will be because of internal strife. Even so, it's not too late to rekindle the light of freedom through unity. It begins by recognizing that Divided We Fall.