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The future of progress is in the hands of Hillary Clinton’s supporters.
Most of Clinton's supporters have no qualms about voting for Bernie Sanders in the event he wins the Democratic nomination. For Clinton’s supporters, the difference between the two Democratic nominees is minute compared to the difference between the Democratic and the Republican candidates. However, it seems many of Sanders's supporters don't come to the same conclusion. They see Clinton as being no different from Cruz or Trump. Taking their view to its logical conclusion, if Clinton becomes president, we should expect to see the same results that a Ted Cruz or Donald Trump administration would execute.
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Doing American democracy is challenging.
So, the better we understand how it really works, the better we can understand the difficulties of American politics.
Many of us mistakenly believe that money and corruption are responsible for all of our political problems. Even if the USA was without political or economic corruption and racism and bigotry, American citizens would face formidable challenges. Not everyone would immediately see eye to eye on religious differences and economic and political policies.
There are three tools of democracy we must learn, perfect and employ: pluralism, compromise-consensus building, and pragmatism.