When the democratic process works and decision-makers compromise on multiple viewpoints, they meet no one's expectations. Is that failure?


Jay McAninch December 2, 2011

From the sound of it, Congress is to blame for everything wrong in our lives. It has a single-digits approval rating, and it seems everyone on the street and in the media knows it can’t get anything done. You can only conclude that our elected representatives are missing what’s obvious to everyone else: Democracy is easy.But is it? From my experience groups of people who have to make decisions must operate by Robert’s Rules of Order. We hold elections precisely because there…

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