On Trump’s Final Argument for America: “Corruption”
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There is another aspect of this, besides overt corruption, money influencing the actions of legislators, there is the fact that it costs so much to get elected that we now have a governing body that is much richer than the electorate and who speak the language of a very elevated social class and have little to no personal experience of some of the hardships unwealthy voters face. I understand the appeal of Trump’s message that he would give the voiceless a voice, but I’m not sure a multimillionaire is Mr. Smith. Along with getting money out of politics, maybe we need to focus as well on getting more people with working class backgrounds into politics by finding a (non-corrupting) way to fund their campaigns.

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