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For the People?

Are those in government and key industries “for the people” or have they placed themselves above others?One of the key features of Democracy mentioned by Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address was that government rule must be “of the people, for the people, and by the people”. One might see in this a rhetorical flourish but the importance of this principle expressed in such a beautiful manner cannot be overstated. Those who are to rule in America are not descendants of royalty or members of a preferred class. Rather, our leaders are supposed to be like us and in being so, they can understand what we need from them and protect our interests. That ideal situation does not exist today. Leaders at all levels of government make decisions that can impac …

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U.S. National Debt

The current U.S. national debt:
$34,471,083,238,111
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