Well, I don't see how you could make it any plainer than this. I now have two grandsons — two years for one, one month for the other — and I wonder what kind of country, if they stay in this country, the United States will be when they grow to adulthood. It seems very doubtful it will be the democratic republic of my youth, in substance whatever hollow forms may remain.
Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy
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