Ted Abram

Democracy and Power

America must substantially improve our system of governance. Our first step to improvement is to understand the problem. The purpose of our 100 series is to succinctly explain how governance actually functions in America. Using short definitions and current examples, our intent is to inform the public how political decisions are made and how they impact our lives.

There are sixteen categories explaining the massive power of government, political parties and special interest groups. Our intent is to expose the pursuit of power and privilege by politicians and interest groups, and, how an individual has only a single vote for the President, a Senator and a Member of Congress.

Republicans and Democrats operate similarly, though often pleasing different constituencies. However, with the rise of the Tea Party Rebellion there are more and more politicians dedicated to small and restricted government, promoting freedom, responsibility and prosperity. Therein is the hope for honest and competent governance.

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Personal Freedom and Prosperity

Each person is unique and possesses the ability to think, choose and act. By maximizing each person’s talents, an individual and society’s knowledge, opportunity and products expand. The free and competitive exchange of ideas and products propels commerce, science, art and charity…and civilization advances.

Absolutely essential to freedom and prosperity:

  • A person owns his or her rightfully obtained property.
  • The duty of government is to protect the individual and their property.
  • The “rule of law” protects the individual and their property – especially from government.

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