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After World War II, America was on the rise. The Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan were defeated. It was time to rebuild. To tighten ties with our allies and help rebuild Europe, new global organizations were created to unite against the perceived next threat to democracy: communism. Thus were the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, born.
Politicians were never supposed to have the kind of stranglehold on their offices they hold today. The American public is passively condoning this ineffective system by not demanding better. We need to be able to recall leaders who do not live up to their campaign promises. A lot of damage can be done in a two year term in the House of Representatives, and even more with four years in the White House or six years in the Senate.
The American political system no longer operates with the American people in mind. Instead, lobbyists and special interest groups govern America according to their own agendas, not the agenda of the people. In order to see their goals achieved, these lobbyists and special interest groups—some of which represent foreign entities—buy up support from elected officials who have the power to push their agendas through.