Aristocracy in America
Posted in Elections by Richard Adams
New York's Democratic machine
, where the powers that be decide who is "entitled" to serve in the state legislature. "Democratic" party, indeed!
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One is reminded of James Madison in Federalist No. 58: "The countenance of the government may become more democratic, but the soul that animates it will be more oligarchic. The machine will be enlarged, but the fewer, and often the more secret, will be the springs by which its motions are directed."