Tuesday, October 22, 2013

We've been gerrymandered........................

"...a key part of the problem is a lack of accountability within our entire political system, and maybe even our entire society. Politicians in gerrymandered districts aren't accountable because they only have to appeal to a carefully selected set of voters who already agreed with the incumbents. (This is democracy inside-out: Instead of broad groups of voters selecting their political representatives, we have career politicians drawing district lines in order to cherry-pick the voters they want)."
-Stephen M. Walt, as excerpted from this blog post - "Can Anybody Run This Country?"

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