NC Policy Watch follower Betsy Caudle Lowman of Boone recently sent us the following essay — we hope you will enjoy it.
U.S. declines into “de-MOCK-racy”
By Betsy Caudle Lowman
Each year The Economist, a conservative British news magazine, rates the nations of the world on the degree to which they operate according to democratic principles. This year, Norway replaced Sweden at the top of the heap. The United States is not included in the highest category, which includes Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, and Britain. Should this surprise anyone? Americans love to believe they have government “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” but this has never been less true than at present. Read More…