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Can The People ever get their voice in politics
Yes, because speech and assembly ("voice") is first of the Bill of Rights, enumerated and granted by government ("politics") to individuals. For many free exercise of same and 2nd Amd. satisfies all expectations fulfilling citizenship.
Yes, because amateur and professional "political scientists" have persuaded indigent and affluent inhabitants that an electoral right ("vote") is  fungible "speech".
No, because the US Constitution ascribes electoral rights to "government" rather than to any individual. Congress enacts rules of presidential election. The Congress delegates rules of federal offices' elections (not codified in Constitution) to the states. States enact rules of election and franchise qualifications (not codified in Constitution or US Code).

The 10th Amd equivocates states' authorities to delegate or reserve its sovereignty. Effectively, extending petition for relief from 1st. Amd. rights to litigation between "the people" and state. 15th, 19th, and 26th amendments to the Bill of Rights selectively proscribe electoral rights of the states. See Fair Vote primer.

the Constitution perhaps never mentioned democracy?
It does not. Art. IV §4 of the US Constitution in fact specifies one, admissable form of state (government, politics): republican.  wikiwtf's synopsis ascribes diverse functions to the states without once mentioning that this limitation to individual electoral agency, "direct democracy" or "universal suffrage". Conversely, amateur and professional "political scientists" have contributed to a grotesque body of literature, postulating "representative democracy."

It was written for the [property] owners
Yes. Besides repudiating monarchy, British American colonists were exceedingly interested in insurrection  in order to codify and exploit personal property rights, or exclusive ownership of "goods" and "bads" --regardless of religious affiliation which was a well-known, indispensable pretext for punitive acts by monarchs. While many passionate theories on  constitution of liberal government survive, Chas. Beard's methodical examination US republican  propaganda and private actions persuasively relates moral imperatives of the times (informally, "socialize losses, privatize profits"). An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Aug 3rd, 2019 at 04:48:49 PM EST
An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, unabridged

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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Aug 12th, 2019 at 02:08:17 PM EST
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Hoyer and 41 Democrats visit Israel on AIPAC-affiliated junket that violates 'spirit as well as the letter of the law' | Mondoweiss |

    "You know, I've been all over the U.S. with AIPAC and it's always a great pleasure, as an Israeli. I always tell AIPAC, you do so much in the U.S., and... I know that you've got our backs. It's such a great feeling."

New York Times reporter Ronan Bergman speaking at an AIPAC event

Key words: | AIPAC | Ronen Bergman | Tikun Olam | Bernie Sanders |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 11:58:56 AM EST

Bond holders weren't getting paid.

They rejiggered the system so they would get paid.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Mon Aug 12th, 2019 at 05:40:55 PM EST


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