It's like the Greeks, where "democracy was destroyed by an excess of democracy."We prevailed in major wars because of the manufacturing capability we had at the time. Gradually, and not all that slowly, we are losing that. When it's gone, this country will be incredibly vulnerable. It's just shoes, or it's just TVs or it's just cars - it's little things but they are starting to add up. The 'free market' will sink us eventually - defeated by our own capitalistic ideals.
There was a REASON why our forefathers set-up a system where senators were appointed, not elected. Someone had to be free, to look out for OUR interests, rather than their own.
We're so far away from the principals that saved us, that you're exactly right; we are incredibly vulnerable.
NOT ONE candidate for prez; is acutely aware of the issues the average American cares about, or of any working class reality.
What the he11 do we do>